The Toronto Marlies fell 3-2 to the Abbotsford Canucks in the second half of a back-to-back on Sunday night.
In the first period, both teams exchanged chances but the goalies stood tall to keep the game tied at zero heading into the second.
Halfway through the second period, it was the visitors who got on the board first. Lane Pederson scored on the power-play at 7:41 to give the Canucks the early lead. Later, Toronto responded with a goal by Joey Anderson at 12:19 to tie the game at one. Anderson now has 18 points (10G, 8A) in 15 games. Shortly after, Lane Pederson potted another on the power-play to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. But before the period was over, Adam Gaudette scored on the power-play to earn his 10th of the season and tie the game at two.
In the third period, John Stevens scored at 10:53 in the frame to give Abbotsford the win.
The Marlies return to action on November 23rd against Syracuse at Upstate Medical University Arena. Puck drop is at 7:00pm on AHLTV.
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Abbotsford: L. Pederson (5) PP (J. Dowling, C. Wolanin), L. Pederson (6) PP (C. Wolanin, J. Dowling), J. Stevens (4) (C. Wouters, C. Wolanin)
Goaltender: C. Delia (21/23) W
Toronto: J. Anderson (10) (L. Shaw, K. Clifford), A. Gaudette (10) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, M. Ellis)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (22/25) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joey Anderson put the Marlies on the board at 12:19 of the second period. He has goals (2) in consecutive games.
Anderson has 18 points (10 goals, 8 assists) in 15 games with the Marlies.
- Adam Gaudette scored on the power play at 18:47 of the second period. He has points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He has 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists) in 14 games this season.
- Logan Shaw had the primary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. He has 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 15 games this season.
- Kyle Clifford recorded the secondary assist on Anderson’s second period goal.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev registered the primary assist on Gaudette’s second period goal. He has 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) in 15 games this season.
- Max Ellis picked up the secondary assist on Gaudette’ second period goal.
- Keith Petruzzelli stopped 22 of 25 shots he faced.
- The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 10-3-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 4-4-1-0 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Abbotsford had a 25-23 edge in shots in all situations. Mikko Kokkonen and Alex Steeves led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 4-3-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 1-1-0-0 against Pacific Division opponents and are 1-1-0-0 against the Abbotsford Canucks.
Not scoring first 3-2-0-0
Tied after 1st 4-3-0-0
Tied after 2nd 1-1-0-0
At home 4-2-0-0
|MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
Goals 10 (J. Anderson, A. Gaudette)
Assists 12 (L. Shaw)
Points 19 (L. Shaw)
PPG 4 (J. Anderson, L. Shaw)
Shots 52 (A. Gaudette)
+/- +7 (M. Rifai)
PIMS 31 (M. Rifai)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
It was a pretty tight game. Special teams were going back and forth but overall, five-on-five I thought we had a better game than we did yesterday, didn’t capitalize on some chances. We definitely need to be better defensively and not give up as much as we do. D-zone was a strength of ours at the beginning of the year and we have to get back to a little bit of the physicality and structure that we had. We knew it was going to be hard to beat a team twice. They’re a good club. In this league, it’s always really hard to beat a team twice in a row. It was a tight one and we obviously would have liked a different result.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
November 23 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
November 25 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
November 26 vs. Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
December 3 vs. Syracuse – 4:00 p.m.
December 4 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
The Toronto Marlies host the Abbotsford Canucks for the second half of a back-to-back on Sunday night at Coca Cola Coliseum.
The two teams last met on Saturday afternoon for a game at Scotiabank Arena, where the Marlies won 5-3. The Marlies are currently 4-1-0-0 when playing at home, and 5-1-1-0 for the month of November.
Some players to watch out for on the Marlies side include Logan Shaw who leads the team with 18 points (7G,11A), and Noel Hoefenmayer who is tied for fourth in the league amongst defensemen in points (2-10-12). On the Canucks side, Linus Karlsson leads the team with 11 points.
Puck drop is at 4:00pm on the Toronto Maple Leafs app and AHLTV.