Toronto Marlies Vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers

By: Nabeela Damji

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Toronto: A. Johnsson (M. Aaltonen, K. Kapanen), A. Nielsen (D. Timashov, C. Greening), C. Greening SH (B. Smith, M. Marincin), K. Kapanen (A. Johnsson), C. Greening (J. Holl, J. Bracco), A. Brooks (C. Greening, M. Marincin)

Goaltender: C. Pickard (36/37)

Bridgeport: K. Burroughs(R. Johnston, P. Wotherspoon)

Goaltender: C. Gibson (24/30)


After a shootout victory yesterday, the Marlies were back in action this afternoon against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Bridgeport scored their only goal, and opened the scoring early in the first with a goal from Kyle Burroughs. Ross Johnston and Parker Wotherspoon assisted on the goal. Burroughs has

Andreas Johnsson tied the game up for the Marlies less than a minute later. Johnsson has four points in his last four games. The game winner was scored later in the first from Andrew Nielsen. Nielsen has 11 points this season.

The Marlies kept their momentum going in the second when Colin Greening recorded his first goal of the game shorthanded, and later added the Marlies’ fifth goal of the game late in the third period. Greening also had the secondary assist on Nielsen’s first period goal and the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Kasperi Kapanen scored his 10th goal of the season late in the second period and earlier registered the secondary assist on Johnsson’s first period goal. Kapanen has six points in six games. Adam Brooks netted the Marlies sixth and final goal at 8:21 of the third. Brooks has recorded four points (3 goals, 1 assist) in his last three games.

The Marlies came out on top of this won, winning 6-1.


• Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.

• Bridgeport had a 37-30 edge in shots in all situations.

• Kerby Rychel led the Marlies with four shots on goal.

• The Marlies are 8-3-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents this season.

• Pickard is now 11-5-0-0 on the season with a .924 Save Percentage and a 2.12 GAA

• Colin Greening is the first Marlies player this season to record a four-point game.


On the team’s offensive strength:

I think we are doing a better job of attacking the net and I think that is a big thing for us. We need to be more willing to do that all the time. I think we got away from that when offence was harder to come by for us, I thought that was something that stood out. We still aren’t right were we need to be. Frankly, I think we can do a whole lot more. But guys are starting to realize that the more pucks you get to that area, the more opportunities you get. So, we want to have that mind set and we want to be on the attack when we have opportunities to be. It’s not just goals but generating offence, you get the puck back and you play in the offensive zone. We want to continue to grow in that area.

– Head coach Sheldon Keefe