The Binghamton Devils handed the Marlies their first loss of the season, ending a close battle in overtime.
The Marlies found themselves in an early hole as Binghamton’s Chris Conner capitalized on a power play at 6:41 of the first period to open the scoring. Shots on goal were even at nine apiece in the opening 20 minutes but the Marlies trailed by one on the scoreboard heading into the first intermission.
The Devils extended their lead to 2-0 in the second period as Michael McLeod notched his third of the season at 9:03. The Marlies put 10 shots on net in the second and generated some decent chances but trailed by two after 40 minutes of play.
The Marlies battled back in the third to turn things around, starting with an early goal from Darren Archibald. Archibald battled to get through two Binghamton players before wiring a shot past Gilles Senn to get Toronto on the board. Zach O’Brien and Kristians Rubins picked up the assists on the goal. Minutes later, Rubins fired a shot that went just wide of the goal, but the puck came off the back boards and Zach O’Brien fired it back on goal from an awkward angle and managed to beat Senn to even the score 2-2. Tanner MacMaster had the extra assist on the tying goal. The score remained locked at 2-2 at the end of regulation.
Marian Studenic provided the overtime heroics for Binghamton at 1:54 of extra time.
This trip to Upstate New York concludes tomorrow as the Marlies visit the Syracuse Crunch for their first meeting of the season.
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Toronto: D. Archibald (2) (Z. O’Brien, K. Rubins), Z. O’Brien (1) (K. Rubins, T. MacMaster)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (24/27)
Binghamton: C. Conner (5) PP (B. Street, J. Morrow), M. McLeod (3) (B. Seney, N. Bastian), M. Studenic (2) (C. White)
Goaltender: G. Senn (30/32)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Darren Archibald scored at 2:19 of the third period. Archibald has two goals in seven games this season.
- Zach O’Brien scored at 6:50 of the third period and earlier added the primary assist on Archibald’s goal. O’Brien has two points in three games with the Marlies.
- Kristians Rubins registered the secondary assist on Archibald’s goal and the primary assist on O’Brien’s goal, both in the third period. Rubins has two assists through five games this season.
- Tanner MacMaster picked up the secondary assist on O’Brien’s third period goal. MacMaster has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 24 of 27 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 4-0-1-0 on the season with a .943 Save Percentage and a 1.59 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto was 0-for-1 on the penalty kill and was 0-for-2 on the power play.
- Toronto had a 32-27 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino and Pierre Engvall led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 3-0-1-0 against North Division opponents and are 0-0-1-0 against the Devils. This is the first of four games this season against Binghamton.
- The Toronto Marlies are on their annual Royal Road Trip where they will play seven away games from October 26 to November 9 as Coca-Cola Coliseum hosts the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: E. Korshkov (5)
- Assists: J. Bracco (6)
- Points: P. Aberg, P. Engvall, E. Korshkov (7)
- PPG: E. Korshkov (3)
- Shots: P. Aberg (25)
- +/-: B. Harpur (+9)
- PIMS: G. Wilson (9)
- The Marlies are 0-0-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 0-0-1-0 when trailing after the second period.
- Toronto is 4-0-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 3-0-1-0 in Saturday games and are 6-0-1-0 in October.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Tanner MacMaster has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
- Adam Brooks (concussion) did not play in today’s game against Cleveland.
- October 25: Recalled forward Zach O’Brien from Newfoundland (ECHL).
- October 21: Returned forward Zach O’Brien on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
- October 19: Recalled forward Zach O’Brien from Newfoundland (ECHL).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
Over the course of a season, bounces are going to start to go the other team’s way. I thought we had a lot of bounces go our way early that have put our record where it’s at. I liked the way that we fought back here and got the game to overtime so we get a point. Overtime is what it is and shootouts are what they are. It’s kind of a bonus whichever way it falls. They scored on their chance, we missed our chance in overtime, that’s the way that that goes. I liked the way that we fought back to get the points but we didn’t play well enough to win the game and that’s really what it was about. They scored on their one power play chance and our power play couldn’t get it done for us today. So that kind of stuff is regressing, both power play and penalty kill as we thought it would. We just have to find ways to play better hockey.
October 27 at Syracuse – 5:00 p.m. ET
November 1 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 2 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
November 6 at Rockford – 10:30 a.m. CT
November 8 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
The Marlies are back in action this weekend, kicking off a pair of divisional games with a dance with the Devils in Binghamton.
Tonight’s game marks the first of four meeting between these North Division rivals, and the Devils will be looking to bounce back on home ice following a 5-1 loss to the Utica Comets last night. The Comets are the only other team in the AHL apart from Toronto who remain undefeated. Binghamton currently sits sixth in the North Division with a 2-4-2-0 record.
Eyes will be on Egor Korshkov, who is the only Marlie to record a point (5-2-7) in each game this season. Rasmus Sandin also has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. The Marlies will be looking to build on their perfect start to the season. Toronto is 6-0 on the season and 3-0 against North Division opponents.
Puck drops tonight at 7:05 PM and fans can catch the action live on AHLTV or can stay up to date on Twitter (@TorontoMarlies).
Head to Head (2019-20 Regular Season)
||Head To Head
||Power Play Percentage
||Penalty Kill Percentage
|E. Korshkov (5)
||Leading Goal Scorer
||B. Seney (5)
|E. Korshkov, P. Engvall, P. Aberg (7)
||Leading Points Scorer
||B. Seney, C. Conner (9)
|K. Kaskisuo (4)
||E. Cormier (1)