Marlies Fall To Senators In Final Home Game Of Regular Season

The Toronto Marlies fell 4-3 to the Belleville Senators on Sunday evening. The Marlies are now 6-4-1-0 against the Senators this season.

In the first period, Logan Shaw got the visitors on the board, and gave them a 1-0 lead after the first 20 minutes of play. In the second the Marlies responded, as Pontus Holmberg and Philippe Myers scored their second in as many games, and Bobby McMann scored his 23rd of the season in his return to the lineup to give the Marlies a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Mark Kastelic scored the lone Sens goal in the middle frame.

In the third, Viktor Lodin and Logan Shaw scored two quick goals early in the frame to take the lead. That would be enough to secure the win for the visitors.

The Marlies head out on the road to finish the regular season. They return to action on Wednesday when they visit the Laval Rocket. Puck drop is at 7:00pm ET.

Game Notes: 



Belleville: L. Shaw (13) PP (V. Lodin, E. Sokolov), M. Kastelic (14) (J. Lucchini, Z. Senyshyn), V. Lodin (5) PP (Z. Leslie, A. Agozzino), L. Shaw (14) (E. Sokolov, J. Aspirot)
Goaltender: F. Gustavsson (32/35) W

Toronto: P. Holmberg (2) (M. Abramov, J. Ho-Sang), P. Myers (2) (T. Kivihalme, M. Michaelis), B. McMann (23) (C. Krys, M. Michaelis)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (31/35) L


  • Pontus Holmberg put the Marlies on the board at 2:46 of the second period on the power play. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Phil Myers scored at 7:29 of the second period. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Bobby McMann scored at 19:32 of the second period. This was his 23rd goal of the season which matches a franchise record for number of goals in a season by a rookie.
  • Mikhail Abramov recorded the primary assist on Holmberg’s second period goal. He has 26 points (6 goals, 20 assists) in 65 games this season.
  • Josh Ho-Sang had the secondary assist on Holmberg’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Ho-Sang has 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 45 games this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme registered the primary assist on Myers’ second period goal. He has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 29 games this season.
  • Marc Michaelis picked up the secondary assists on Myers’ and McMann’s second period goals. This is his second multi-assist game in 19 games this season.
  • Chad Krys had the primary assist on McMann’s second period goal. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 31 of 35 shots he faced.


  • The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-7 on the power play. Toronto is 12-21-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 18-18-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Both Belleville and Toronto recorded 35 shots. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 0-2-0 when recording the same number of shots as their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 19-15-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 6-4-1-0 against the Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 43-31 through 11 games.

Not scoring first                     
Trailing after 1st                       10-18-1-0
Leading after 2nd                      27-5-2-1
At home                                   18-15-2-1
Sunday                                    6-6-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               23
(J. Anderson, B. McMann)
Assists            44 (J. Duszak)
Points              57 (B. Seney)
PPG                 8 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               171 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +17 (B. Seney)
PIMS                103 (R. Clune)



On the final three games of the season:

Constant message of consistency. This time of year when things are tight, every shift’s a big shift, every play’s a big play. We have really long stretches of doing things really well, and then there’s one lapse, or one or two shifts that change momentum, and not necessarily is a team earning it, sometimes it’s us giving it to them. We got to eliminate that stuff.




On how the team approaches the final three games of the season:

Basically, it comes down to execution. Efforts are great, but at this point of the season you’ve got to execute, and you’ve got to come out with wins because that’s what’s going to get you in to the playoffs and that’s what matters right now.


*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 28 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 30 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.

Game Preview:

The Toronto Marlies host the Belleville Senators for their final home game of the regular season on Sunday afternoon. This will be the 11th meeting between the two teams this season. They will meet again for the 12th and final time in the regular season Saturday April 30th in Belleville. The Marlies are 6-3-1-0 against the Sens this season.

Toronto are coming off of a big 5-1 win over Laval on Friday night, while Belleville suffered a tough 6-0 loss to Syracuse that same night. Both teams are still fighting for their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs, so a big two points are up for grabs in Sunday’s game. Belleville currently sit fourth in the North Division standings, while the Marlies are fifth.

Some players to watch on the Marlies side include, Brett Seney and Nick Robertson. Seney leads the team in points with 57 so far this season, and has eight points (1G, 7A) in his last five games. Robertson is currently riding an eight-game point streak, during which he has seven goals and three assists. On the Belleville side, Jake Lucchini leads the team with 50 points.

The Toronto Marlies are proud to host their Fan Appreciation Night during Sunday’s game. The first 3,500 fans through the doors at Coca-Cola Coliseum will receive an exclusive Marlies hat, as well as a chance to win some exclusive prizes during the game as well.

Puck drops at 4:00pm ET on Leafs Nation Network, AHLTV, and NHL Network. Fans can also follow along on Twitter (@TorontoMarlies) for game updates.

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