Marlies Defeat Senators
Toronto: B. Findlay (5) (A. Johnsson, K. Rychel), C. Smith (7) (J. Holl, D. Timashov), B. Miller (1) (D. Timashov, T. Moore), C. Greening (8) (B. Findlay)
Goaltender: G. Sparks 18/20
Binghamton: M. Blunden (10) (P. Varone, F. Perron), M. Blunden (11) (F. Perron, C. Rumble)
Goaltender: A. Hammond 20/24
FROM THE SCORESHEET
- Brett Findlay opened the scoring 40 seconds into the game with his fifth goal of the season and added an assist in the third period. Findlay has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in his past five games and ten points (4 goals, 6 assists) through 16 games with the Marlies this season.
- Colin Smith registered his seventh of the season at 1:47 of the first period. Smith has 26 points (7 goals, 19 assists) through 50 games this season.
- Brenden Miller scored his first AHL goal at 13:33 of the first period in his first game with the Marlies. Miller has played 41 games with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) this season, registering 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists).
- Colin Greening collected his eighth of the season at 7:23 of the third period. Greening has 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 49 games this season.
- Dmytro Timashov picked up two assists, extending his point streak to three games (2 goals, 3 assist). Timashov has 13 points in his past 12 games (6 goals, 7 assists) and 20 points (10 goals, 10 assist) through 46 games this season.
- Andreas Johnsson, Kerby Rychel, Justin Holl and Trevor Moore all picked up an assist tonight.
- The Marlies improve to a 16-8-2-0 record at home.
- Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power-play.
- The Marlies outshot Binghamton 24 to 20. Frank Corrado led the way with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies have won three straight and are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games and 12-3-1-0 in their last 16 games.
HEAD TO HEAD
- The Marlies are 1-1-0-0 this season against the Senators (1-0-0-0 at home).
- Toronto and Binghamton are 5-5 in scoring after two meetings this season and have four games remaining.
“The start was really good, a lot of things that we talked about wanting to do before the game, we were able to do and it worked for us early. We didn’t like the fact that they got the one back. The first period could have been a lot better and a lot cleaner, but it was good. Second period, we didn’t generate a whole lot but we really gave up nothing. That was really positive, didn’t allow them into the game. They’re playing their third game in three days, you know we haven’t had an easy week either coming up to this, but we thought if we could get a lead and play smart, that we would be able to get a win here today and I thought that was the case.”
– Sheldon Keefe, Marlies Head Coach
NEXT GAME: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 vs Syracuse – 11:00 a.m. EST