The Toronto Marlies fell 5-3 to the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday evening. The Marlies are now 7-3-0-0 against North Division opponents and 6-3-1-0 when playing on the road.
In the first period, Kyle Clifford opened the scoring at 4:31 in the frame to give the Marlies the early lead. Shortly after, Syracuse responded with a goal by Darren Raddysh at 8:40 to tie the game at one heading into the second period.
In the second, Syracuse extended their lead by two with goals by Gemel Smith and Daniel Walcott to make it 3-1. Before the period was over, Toronto added two goals by Adam Gaudette and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev to tie the game at three after 40 minutes of play.
In the final frame, the home team kept pressing. Syracuse added two more goals by Gale Goncalves and Ryan Jones before the game was over to make it 5-3.
The Marlies return to action on November 25th against the Cleveland Monsters at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Puck drop is at 7:00pm on AHLTV.
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Toronto: K. Clifford (1) (M. Rifai), A. Gaudette (11) (G. Slaggert, M. Johnstone), S. Der-Arguchintsev (5) (N. Abruzzese, M. Ellis)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (26/31) L
Syracuse: D. Raddysh (7) (A. Barre-Boulet, G. Dumont), G. Smith (5) (J. Thompson), D. Walcott (6) (I. Usau, G. Goncalves), G. Goncalves (2) (S. Ryfors, D. Carlile), R. Jones (1) (G. Goncalves, J. Thompson)
Goaltender: H. Alnefelt (15/16), M. Lagace (16/18) W
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Kyle Clifford opened the scoring at 4:31 of the first period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
- Adam Gaudette scored at 12:55 of the second period. He has points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has 16 points (11 goals, 5 assists) in 15 games this season.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev registered the primary assist on Gaudette’s second period goal. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. Der-Arguchintsev has 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) in 16 games this season.
- Marshall Rifai had the lone assist on Clifford’s first period goal. He has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in nine games this season.
- Graham Slaggert recorded the primary assist on Gaudette’s second period goal. He has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in 13 games this season.
- Marc Johnstone registered the secondary assist on Gaudette’s second period goal.
- Nick Abruzzese picked up the primary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period goal. He has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 16 games this season.
- Max Ellis recorded the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period goal. He has assists (4) in four consecutive games.
- Keith Petruzzelli stopped 26 of 31 shots he faced.
- The Marlies went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 0-2-0-0 when not scoring on the power play and 6-2-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 34-31 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 5-2-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 7-3-0-0 against North Division opponents and are 2-1-0-0 against the Syracuse Crunch. Toronto has outscored Syracuse 12-11 through three games.
Scoring first 7-3-1-0
Tied after 1st 4-4-0-0
Tied after 2nd 1-2-0-0
On the road 6-3-1-0
|MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
Goals 11 (A. Gaudette)
Assists 12 (L. Shaw)
Points 19 (L. Shaw)
PPG 4 (J. Anderson, L. Shaw)
Shots 54 (A. Gaudette)
+/- +7 (M. Rifai)
PIMS 31 (M. Rifai)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
We had a good start with our team in the first period. We were able to establish the game that we were trying to get to and spend more time in the offensive zone. The second period started to go against us a little bit. We had a hard time getting through the neutral zone and denying some of their speed through the middle of the rink. It was also a resilient second period where we found our way back into the game and after a couple of goals against, the team showed some character through that period.
On tonight’s game:
We were happy with our start tonight. Put a lot of pucks on net in the first period. Their goaltender was pretty good tonight. We just didn’t get the bounces. We were happy with our effort but didn’t get the result.
On opportunities throughout the game:
You’ve got to capitalize on your opportunities. Such a small margin, different in a game. Tonight, we were on the unlucky side but we’ll be back and ready on Friday.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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.
December 7 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
The Toronto Marlies head back on the road to play the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night in a Divisional matchup. This marks the third of six matchups between the two clubs. The two teams last met on October 28th where Toronto won 4-3 in Overtime.
The Marlies currently are 10-4-1-0, while the Crunch are 6-6-1-2 to sit first and fourth in the North Division respectively. Toronto is heading into Wednesday’s game with a 3-2 loss to Abbotsford, while Syracuse is coming off a 5-4 win over Belleville.
Players to watch out for on the Marlies side include Logan Shaw and Joey Anderson who sit first and second in the team in points. Shaw has 19 points (7G,12A) in 15 games, while Anderson has 18 points (10G,8A) in 15 games this season. On the Crunch side, Alex Barré -Boulet leads the team with 23 points.
Puck drop is at 7:0pm on AHLTV.