The Toronto Marlies wrapped up their four-game road trip with a 2-1 win on Sunday evening in Chicago.
It was a back-and-forth game, with both goalies standing tall in the creases. Maxim Letunov broke through for the Wolves late in the first period, but Curtis Douglas responded for the Marlies early in the second with one of his own.
That would be all of the scoring in regulation as the two teams headed to overtime. It looked as though the game would be shootout bound, until Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored with just 1.3 seconds left in OT to send the visitors home happy with a 2-1 victory.
Michael Hutchinson was strong in the Marlies crease, turning away 37 of the 38 shots he faced in Sunday’s game. The Marlies return home on Wednesday night to face the Laval Rocket for the first of three in a row at Coca Cola Coliseum. Puck drop is at 7pm EST.
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Toronto: C. Douglas (1) (B. McMann, A. Biega), S. Der-Arguchintsev (2) (M. Abramov, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (37/38)
Chicago: M. Letunov (3) PP (J. Rees, J. Keane)
Goaltender: E. Makiniemi (25/27)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Curtis Douglas put the Marlies on the board at 4:25 of the second period. This was his first goal for the Marlies this season. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored the game-winning goal at 5:48 of overtime. This was his first career AHL game-winning goal. He has goals (2) in consecutive games. Der-Arguchintsev has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last six games.
- Bobby McMann recorded the primary assist on Douglas’ second period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
- Alex Biega had the secondary assist on Douglas’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games.
- Mikhail Abramov registered the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s overtime goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games.
- Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s overtime goal. He has seven assists through eight games.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 37 of 38 shots he faced. He is 1-1-0 this season with a 1.94 goals against average and a 0.938 save percentage.
ON THE ROAD
- Toronto’s away record is 4-2-0-0 (8 points) this season.
- The Marlies have outscored their opponents 18-15 on the road. Josh Ho-Sang and Alex Steeves lead the Marlies in goals (3). Ho-Sang also leads in points (3-2-5).
- This is Toronto’s first overtime win of the season.
- Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
- Chicago had a 38-27 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 3-1-0-0 against Central Division opponents and 2-0-0-0 against the Chicago Wolves.
Trailing after 1 1-3-0-0
Tied after 2 2-1-0-0
Not scoring on the power play 3-4-0-0
Allowing a goal on the power play 3-3-0-0
Outshot by opponent 4-3-0-0
Goals 6 (J. Ho-Sang)
Assists 7 (J. Duszak)
Points 8 (J. Ho-Sang)
PPG 2 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 25 (B. Seney)
+/- +5 (C. Dahlström, B. McMann)
PIMS 36 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
(Chicago) had a great start. We were a little flat. They made it tough on us. They didn’t turn pucks over, they kept putting it in behind. They were establishing their O-zone. We were a little slow closing out plays in our defensive zone. They were spending way too much time in there. We knew they were going to come. We knew they were hungry after yesterday. As the second period came, the team started to come around, started to find our game. I thought we just got better with very shift. The team really rallied around themselves. We got back to our game plan that we had success with yesterday.
On Michael Hutchinson:
He made a lot of big saves. He’s a goalie who has a lot of experience. We’re really luck to have him here. He gave us an opportunity today to come back and win.
November 8: Recalled defenceman Matthew Hellickson from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 8: Recalled defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
*All times Eastern Standard Time
November 17 vs Laval – 7:00 p.m.
November 20 vs Lehigh Valley – 4:00 p.m.
November 21 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
November 26 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
November 27 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
The Toronto Marlies are looking wrap up their four-game road trip with a win on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. The Marlies are 2-1-0-0 against Central Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Chicago Wolves.
The two teams met on Saturday night for the first time since April 19, 2015. The Marlies came out victorious with a 5-1 win, and are 4-1-0-0 in their last five games. Toronto had 12 different players on the scoresheet in Saturday’s game.
Toronto’s penalty kill was perfect in Saturday’s game as they went 6-for-6, with one shorthanded goal. Toronto has recorded three shorthanded goals this season (Marc Michaelis, Brett Seney, Alex Steeves).
The Marlies have outscored their opponents 16-14 on the road so far this season. Josh Ho-Sang and Alex Steeves lead the Marlies in goals on the road with three. Ho-Sang also leads the team in points on the road with five.
Puck drops at 4:00 PM EST on AHLTV. Fans can also follow along on Twitter (@TorontoMarlies) for game updates.