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Toronto Marlies Top Laval Rocket in Overtime

The Toronto Marlies came out on top against the Laval Rocket with a 5-4 win in Overtime on Friday night. Toronto has now won five in a row and is 4-0 on the Royal Road trip. 

In the first period, Graham Slaggert opened the scoring at 1:13 to notch his first professional goal and give the Marlies the early lead. Laval responded with a goal by Jesse Ylönen at 7:18 to tie the game. Shortly after, Adam Gaudette scored at 10:33 to give Toronto the lead heading into the second.  

Halfway through the second, Logan Shaw scored on the power play at 12:59 to extend the Marlies lead. The Marlies power-play has scored a game in nine straight games, extending a franchise record. Laval responded with a goal by Lucas Condotta to keep the Rocket within one.  

Late in the third, Logan Shaw scored his second of the night at 15:38 to make it 4-2. Laval responded shortly after with two goals by Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Xavier Simoneau to send the game into Overtime.  

In the extra frame, both teams exchanged chances, but it was Logan Shaw who scored the Overtime winner to earn the hat trick. He now has seven points (5G, 2A) in his last two games.  

Dylan Ferguson stood tall in the Marlies crease stopping 36 of the 40 shots he faced, to help secure the win.  

The two teams meet again on January 8th at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Puck drops at 4:00pm. 

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |      PHOTOS   |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: G. Slaggert (1) (N. Hoefenmayer), A. Gaudette (5) (S. Der-Arguchintsev), L. Shaw (4) PP (J. Anderson, A. Steeves), l. Shaw (5) (J. Anderson), L. Shaw (6) PP (A. Steeves, J. Anderson)
Goaltender: D. Ferguson (36/40) W

Laval: J. Ylonen (3) (B. Gignac, M. Norlinder), L. Condotta (2) (X. Simoneau), R. Harvey-Pinard (4) (A. Richard, J. Ylonen), X. Simoneau (2) PP (B. Gignac, J. Ylonen)
Goaltender: C. Primeau (27/32) L

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Graham Slaggert opened the scoring at 1:13 of the first period. This was his first career professional goal.
  • Adam Gaudette scored at 10:33 of the first period. He has points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Logan Shaw scored on the power play at 12:59 of the second period, at 15:38 of the third period and the game-winning goal at 3:04 of overtime. This was his third career AHL hat trick. This was his second consecutive multi-goal game. He has recorded points (5-2-7) in consecutive games.
  • Noel Hoefenmayer had the lone assist on Slaggert’s first period shorthanded goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. He has seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) in eight games this season.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev picked up the lone assist on Gaudette’s first period goal. He has points (1-5-6) in five consecutive games.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on Shaw’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Shaw’s overtime goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
  • Alex Steeves registered the secondary assist on Shaw’s second period power play goal and the primary assist on Shaw’s overtime winner. He has assists (4) in consecutive games.
  • Dylan Ferguson stopped 36 of 40 shots he faced.

TEAM NOTES

  • This was Toronto’s second overtime game and win of the season.
  • Toronto last recorded a hat trick on the road on January 16, 2022 against Lehigh Valley. Joey Anderson recorded three goals include the overtime game-winning goal.
  • The Marlies went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 7-2-0-0 when scoring on the power play and 4-2-0-0 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto has recorded a power play goal (13) in each of their first nine games of the season, extending a franchise record to open the season. The team’s power play is first overall in the league (36.1).
  • Laval had a 40-32 edge in shots in all situations. Adam Gaudette and Graham Slaggert led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 3-1-0-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-1-0-0 against North Division opponents and 2-0-0-0 against the Laval Rocket.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                           
5-1-0-0
Leading after 1st                      3-0-0-0
Leading after 2nd                      5-0-0-0
On the road                             4-1-0-0
November                               
2-0-0-0
Friday                                      2-1-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               7
(J. Anderson)
Assists            7 (S. Der-Arguchintsev, A. Steeves)
Points              10 (J. Anderson)
PPG                 4 (L. Shaw)
Shots               33 (A. Gaudette)
+/-                    +7 (M. Rifai)
PIMS                21 (C. Douglas)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

 

On Graham Slaggert and his first professional goal:
It’s been great. He’s a strong skater. He can transport the game from the top of the circle to the top of the circle and there he was just driving wide and he had a good scoring route that kept the goalie off his angle with a great shot. He’s a great utility player. You can utilize him in a lot of different spots. Left, centre, right, penalty kill, he’s good at faceoffs, there’s a lot of usage for him.

 

LOGAN SHAW (THIRD CAREER HAT TRICK AND OVERTIME GWG)

 

On tonight’s game:
I thought we definitely played a better game. They’re a good team too and they’re going to play hard as they always do in this rink. The game kind of went the same way as it did yesterday where we were up and they put the push on. Even though they scored, I thought we played well. Ferguson played great. Big saves, really timely saves. We just didn’t quit. We stuck to our structure, played a better structure game than we did last night even though it went to overtime. We keep building on this, keep pushing in the right direction, good things are going to happen with our group.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

November 5 at Belleville – 7:05 p.m.
November 11 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
November 12 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
November 18 at Belleville – 7:05 p.m.
November 19 vs. Abbotsford – 1:30 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena)

 Game Preview:

The Toronto Marlies visit the Laval Rocket on Friday night for the second straight game. The Marlies are currently 5-1-0-0 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-0 on the road to start the season.  

The two teams last met on Wednesday night in a high scoring match where the Marlies won 7-4. The Marlies have now won four in a row. Toronto is currently 1st in the North Division with a 6-2-0-0 record, and Laval sits 7th with a 2-6-1-0 record.  

Toronto’s power-play has been off to a good start so far this season. The team has recorded a power-play goal in each of their first eight games of the season, extending a franchise record. 

Players to watch on the Marlies side include Joey Anderson who leads the Marlies with 10 points (7G, 6A), and Logan Shaw who notched his first career four-point game on Wednesday night. On the Laval side, Anthony Richard leads the Rocket with 7 points (5G, 2A).  

Puck drop is at 7:00pm on AHLTV.  

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