Toronto Marlies vs Providence Bruins December 5th, 2018

By: Nabeela Damji

Wednesday, December 5, 2018



: K. Kaskisuo

Providence: J.Szwarz (R. Fitzgerald, A.Bjork), Z.Senyshyn( P.Cehlarik, C. Hughes), K. Kuhlman (A.Blidh), A. Bjork (K. Cumiskey), Z. Senyshyn (M. McNeil, J.Zboril)

Goaltender: D. Vladar



Goals, goals, and more goals.  #Goals. And none of them were for the Marlies.

The Toronto Marlies hosted the Providence Bruins Wednesday night and let’s just say, it was not pretty. Dan Vlader made 35 saves and nabbed a shutout, as the Bruins left Coca Cola Coliseum with a 5-0 win.

The Bruins got off to a hot start, literally, scoring 16 seconds into the start of the first period. Ryan Fitzgerald centered a pass in the right slot to Jordan Szwarz to bury his sixth goal of the season and put the Bruins up 1-0.

Toronto did a nice job of scrambling to the net after trying to equalize, but only had three shots on goal in the first five minutes. Adam Brooks did a nice job shooting the puck into the chest of Vladar, who made the save. Vincent LoVerde had the best chance of the night with a shot from the right circle that somehow how got lost in Vlader, who then sprawled out onto this back. Toronto went onto the power play, with Calle Rosen wiring a shot from the blue line that went wide, and the Marlies weren’t able to capitalize on the man advantage.

Then with just under two minutes to go, Mason Marchment wired a wrister under the bar that seemed to have gone in.  The horn sounded and the refs signaled it as a goal, and immediately went upstairs to the big dudes.  After review, it was determined that the puck did not cross the goal line, in fact, it went off BOTH posts, and it was still 1-0 Bruins. Fun times.

Trevor Moore went off for hooking with a minute left in the first meaning the Burins would start off the second on the man advantage, and finished this frame with a 1-0 lead.  Shots were 11-7 for the Marlies.

THe Bruins started right where they left off: hot, hot and hot. Just 1:57 into the second, Zach Senyshyn scored his first of two on the night right at the doorstep of Kaskisuo to make it 2-0 Bruins. It was his sixth of the season, while Peter Cehlarik and Cameron Hughes had the assists.

The Bruins had a too many men on the ice penalty , so the Marlies had a chance to get back into the game.  That they didn’t and instead, Bruins Austin Fyten ended up getting a great chance to score shorthanded but it went just off the post.  Toronto mustered just one shot on goal for the power play and almost allowed the Bruins to score shorthanded twice. Then Anton Blidh drove the puck to the net and created a traffic jam in front of Kaskisuo, which included Marlies Andreas Borgman on top of him. Karson Kuhlman tapped the puck in to make it 3-0 Bruins. 

The Marlies then took a boarding penalty and the Bruins were able to close out the game with two goals just 21 seconds apart on the man advantage.  The first goal came from Anders Bjork, sniping a shot into the top-left corner for his first AHL goal of the year and a 4-0 lead. 

The Third period started off with the Marlies on the power play, and yet again they managed to jam the net, but didn’t amount to much. Senshyn then nabbed his second of the night jamming the puck through traffic for his seventh of the year, and a 5-0 Bruins final.