Tough Battle Against Bruins
Providence: J. Swarz (6) (R. Fitzgerald, A. Bjork), Z. Senyshyn (6) (P. Cehlarik, C. Hughes), K. Kuhlman (3) (A. Blidh), A. Bjork (1) PP (K. Cumiskey), Z. Senyshyn (7) PP (M. McNeill, J. Zboril)
Goaltender: D. Vladar (35/35)
Toronto: No scoing
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (23/28)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 23 of 28 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 2-4-0-0 on the season with a .870 Save Percentage and a 4.50 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-6 on the power play.
- Toronto had a 35-28 edge in shots in all situations.
- Trevor Moore led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 2-2-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and are 0-1-0-0 against the Providence Bruins this season.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals: T. Moore (11)
Assists: C. Rosen (16)
Points: C. Mueller (21)
PPG: C. Grundstrom, M. Marchment, T. Moore, C. Mueller, R. Sandin, J. Subban (2)
Shots: C. Rosen (59)
+/-: C. Grundstrom (+7)
PIMS: D. Timashov (26)
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
Obviously things are not going well for us right now. You’re searching for positivity, trying to keep the guys upbeat. We thought we were prepared to play a game today and then clearly some of the decisions right from the start of the game, we get in a hole. But the game wasn’t all bad. I thought that in particular the Brooks line, was very good for us and with a little bit of luck, we make it 1-1 there and maybe it changes the game a little bit and gets us going. But the way things have gone for our team, when the hole gets a little bit deeper and they get the second one, it shows that we’re a fragile group. So, we have to find our way out of this and there’s only one way to do that which is to continue to work and we’ll get back to work tomorrow.
December 8 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 9 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 12 vs Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. ET
December 14 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. ET
December 15 at Manitoba – 6:00 p.m. ET
The Toronto Marlies (9-8-2-2) are preparing for the Providence Bruins (10-8-4-0) on Wednesday night, looking to bounce back from a loss to Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
The Marlies’ high-powered offence will get set for the Bruins for the first time this season. They’ve scored 14 goals in just the past three games and have a league-high 86 on the season so far.
Chris Mueller is leading the attack upfront for Toronto with a team-high 21 points (10G, 11A) while Trevor Moore has lit the lamp the most so far with 11 goals on the year.
Calle Rosen’s 18 points (2G, 16A) put him second in team scoring while Carl Grundstrom (7G, 10A) is tied with recently acquired Michael Carcone (6G, 11A) for third.
Providence enter the game having earned at least a point in each of their last seven games, five of those wins. They saw their win streak snapped in a 3-2 loss to Charlotte on Sunday.
Ryan Fitzgerald’s 19 points (7G, 12A) put him at the top of the pack for Providence while rookie Cameron Hughes holds the team lead in goals with eight.
Puck drop tonight is scheduled for 7:00 and fans can catch all the action on Leafs Nation Network and AHLTV.