TORONTO MARLIES (4) vs. LAVAL ROCKET (1)
Monday, March 12, 2018
Laval: A. Cracknell (23) (M.Taormina)
Goaltender: Z. Fucale (26/29)
Toronto: T. Moore (9) (K. Baun, F. Gauthier), C. Greening (15) (D. Timashov, A. Borgman), A. Johnsson (26) PP (C. Mueller, T. Moore), J. Holl (6) EN (B. Smith, T. Moore)
Goaltender: G. Sparks (20/21)
FROM THE SCORESHEET
- Trevor Moore opened the scoring at 14:30 of the first period and later added the secondary assist on Johnsson and Holl’s third period goals. This is Moore’s third three-point game of the season
- Colin Greening scored at 18:52 of the first period. Greening has a point (2 goals, 1 assist) in three consecutive games.
- Andreas Johnsson scored on the power play at 5:54 of the third period. Johnsson leads the Marlies in power play goals (8).
- Kyle Baun recorded the primary assist on Moore’s first period goal. This is Baun’s first point with the Toronto Marlies.
- Frederik Gauthier registered the secondary assist on Moore’s first period goal.
- Dmytro Timashov had the primary assist on Greening’s first period goal. Timashov has 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) this season.
- Andreas Borgman recorded the secondary assist on Greening’s first period goal. Borgman has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in his 13 games with the Toronto Marlies this season.
- Ben Smith had the primary assists on Johnsson’s power play goal and Holl’s empty net goal. Smith has recorded a point (3 goals, 9 assists) in seven consecutive games.
- Garret Sparks stopped 20 of 21 shots. Sparks is now 23-8-1-1 on the season with a .934 Save Percentage and a 1.84 Goals Against Average.
- Garret Sparks, with his 72nd win as a Toronto Marlie, now holds the franchise record for most wins by a goaltender.
- Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play. Toronto has scored a power play goal (5) in three consecutive games.
- Toronto had a 30-21 edge in shots in all situations.
- Justin Holl and Trevor Moore led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 31-10-1-0 against North Division opponents this season and 7-1-0-0 against the Laval Rocket. The Marlies have outscored the Rocket 33-12 with four games remaining this season.
- Goals: A. Johnsson (26)
- Assists: A. Johnsson (28)
- Points: A. Johnsson (54)
- PPG: A. Johnsson (8)
- Shots: A. Johnsson (132)
- +/-: M. Marincin (+33)
- PIMS: A. Nielsen (112)
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On today’s game:
I thought our guys worked, I thought we played smart for the most part. There were a few sequences in the game we would like to have back. We didn’t give up very much, we didn’t generate a lot ourselves, but I thought we just stayed focused and stayed with it. We scored two at even strength and a scored a power play goal while not giving up much, that is a pretty good recipe for us most nights.
On Garret Sparks:
He has been very valuable. Obviously, the key point is that he has been able to stay healthy this year and play for us consistently and be an option for us consistently. He has always played great since I have been here but he hasn’t been able to really get rolling because of injuries or call ups or whatever it might be in the two previous seasons that I have been here, have always gotten in the way. This year he has worked extremely hard and stayed focused and disciplined and committed every single day to the team and it has paid off for him. He is a key piece of our team right now.
March 14 vs Laval – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 16 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 18 vs Utica – 4:00 p.m. ET
March 20 vs Springfield – 4:00 p.m. ET
March 23 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET