The Toronto Marlies defeated the Belleville Senators 4-2 on Monday, securing their first win of 2022.
The Marlies got off to a hot start, as Ryan Chyzowski potted his second of the season just 2:46 into the first period. Belleville quickly responded just under two minutes later with one of their own from Parker Kelly. But, the Marlies didn’t let up. Bobby McMann and Mac Hollowell both found the back of the net before the first frame was over, giving Toronto a nice 3-1 lead at the break.
In the second, it was a stalemate between the two clubs, as neither could solve the others goaltenders. Early in the third, Rourke Chartier brought the visitors within one, and it remained a one goal game for the majority of the final frame. It wasn’t until the last minute of play in the period, that Joesph Blandisi fired the puck into an empty Belleville net, securing the win for the home side.
Joseph Woll picked up his fourth win of the season, after turning aside 24 of the 26 shots he faced.
The Marlies are back in action on Wednesday afternoon when they host the Utica Comets. Puck drop is at 1:00pm EST.
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Belleville: P. Kelly (2) (C. Martenet), R. Chartier (4) (Z. Leslie, E. Sokolov)
Goaltender: K. Mandolese (3/6), M. Sogaard (16/16)
Toronto: R. Chyzowski (2) (P. Gogolev, J. Blandisi), B. McMann (6) (J. Ho-Sang), M. Hollowell (2) (B. Seney, M. Abramov), J. Blandisi (1) EN, PP (C. Douglas, M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: J. Woll (24/26)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Ryan Chyzwoski opened the scoring at 2:46 of the first period. He has two goals in seven games with the Marlies this season.
- Bobby McMann scored at 6:36 of the first period. He has nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) in 17 games this season.
- Mac Hollowell scored at 8:21 of the first period and later added the secondary assist on Blandisi’s third period goal. He has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in 11 games this season. This was his first career AHL game-winning goal.
- Joseph Blandisi scored an empty net goal at 19:01 of the third period and earlierregistered the secondary assist on Chyzowski’s first period goal. This was Blandisi’s first goal and assist with the Marlies in his second game this season.
- Pavel Gogolev recorded the primary assist on Chyzowski’s first period goal.
- Josh Ho-Sang had the lone assist on McMann’s first period goal. This was his 100thcareer AHL assist.
- Brett Seney picked up the primary assist on Hollowell’s first period goal. This was his 100th career AHL point. He has 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists) in 22 games this season with the Marlies.
- Mikhail Abramov recorded the secondary assist on Hollowell’s first period goal. He has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) in 24 games this season.
- Curtis Douglas had the secondary assist on Blandisi’s third period goal. Douglas has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in his last three games.
- Joseph Woll stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced. He is 3-0-0 against Belleville this season, making 89 saves.
- Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 8-6-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 8-5-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill. This was Toronto’s fourth consecutive game recording a power play goal and their third consecutive game not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Belleville had a 26-23 edge in shots in all situations. Brett Seney led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 9-7-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 7-7-1-1 against North Division opponents and 4-1-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 20-10 this season.
- Carl Dahlström and Josh Ho-Sang both appeared in their 200th career AHL game.
Scoring first 8-1-0-1
Leading after 1 6-1-1-1
Leading after 2 9-1-1-1
2 Goal Game 2-1-0-0
Goals 11 (B. Seney)
Assists 18 (J. Duszak)
Points 19 (J. Duszak, B. Seney)
PPG 4 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 59 (B. Seney)
+/- +7 (B. Seney)
PIMS 50 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On Ryan Chyzowski’s performance:
Really happy for him. He’s one of those guys with an infectious personality. He’s always rooting and cheering on everyone regardless of his ice time or his opportunity. He’s the definition of a team player. So, it’s good to get him on the ice, get him some opportunities and he found some success early.
On Joseph Blandisi:
It’s been such a short window for us and our time with him, just his second game but you can tell the maturity he has and how he plays and how he manages situations. He’s a competitor, and you can tell he’s been a great addition.
JOSEPH BLANDISI (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)
On the locker room:
Everybody is really close in the dressing room. I know it’s a family type of atmosphere in there. The coaches are hanging out with the players and you can barely decipher who’s who because everybody gets a long really well. The training staff and everybody is looking out for us. I just think with the family atmosphere, everybody wants to go to battle for each other and that’s a good recipe for success.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
January 5 vs. Utica – 1:00 p.m.
January 10 vs. Springfield – 7:00 p.m.
January 12 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
January 15 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m.
January 16 at Lehigh Valley – 3:05 p.m.
The Toronto Marlies host the Belleville Senators on Monday afternoon, for the third of three straight games between the two divisional rivals. The Senators took the most recent matchup 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
The Marlies are 6-7-1-1 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 16-8 this season.
On the Marlies side, Brett Seney leads the team in goals with 11 so far this season. Another player to watch is Filip Král who has recorded assists in four consecutive games. On the Belleville side, some players to watch include Jake Lucchini who leads the way with 19 points, and Rourke Chartier who has scored in two straight contests against the Marlies.
Puck drops at 3:00 PM EST on Leafs Nation Network, and AHLTV. Fans can also follow along on Twitter (@TorontoMarlies) for game updates.