Marlies Hot & Cold: January 30th- February 5th

Ben Scrivens made 37 saves in a 5-2 win against the Syracuse Crunch and has picked up a victory in four of his last five starts- Image Courtesy of Graig Abel

TORONTO- The Toronto Marlies played twice this week and had no trouble scoring goals as they skated away with a victory in both contests.

The Marlies defeated the Syracuse Crunch, for the second time this season, on Friday by a score of 5-2.

Toronto then returned home on Saturday and beat the Abbotsford Heat by the same score of 5-2.

Through 47 games the Marlies are 25-17-5 and, with 55 points,  hold a four-point advantage over the Rochester Americans for first place in the North Division.

Here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for the week of January 30th to February 5th.

Who’s Hot

Mike Zigomanis

Season Stats: 44 GP 13 G 30 A 44 PTS

Scored a goal and set up the eventual winner against the Crunch and then netted a power-play goal against the Heat. Zigomanis has now scored in five of six of his last contests.

 

Ben Scrivens

Season Stats: 22 GP 12-9-1 2.28 GAA .914 SV%

Made 37 saves against the Crunch to keep the game close when it needed and with back-to-back victories, Scrivens has now won four of his last five starts; putting an end to any sort of goalie controversy.

 

Philippe Dupuis

Season Stats: 13 GP 2 G 7 A 9 PTS

Picked up two assists against the Crunch and scored his first goal as a member of the Leafs organization into an empty net to secure the victory. Then against the Heat, he scored again but this time he beat a goalie.

 

Who’s Cold

Juraj Mikus

Season Stats: 47 GP 0 G 5 A 5 PTS

Was +3 in two games this week but Mikus hasn’t recorded a single point in 33 games and his last goal was 44 games ago, dating back to last season.

 

Nazem Kadri

Season Stats: 24 GP 8 G 15 A 23 PTS

It seems every time Kadri returns to the Marlies it takes him a couple games before picking up his production. Had one assist against the Heat but also picked up a double-minor for roughing.

 

Nicolas Deschamps

Season Stats: 44 GP 7 G 9 A 16 PTS

Deschamps has nine points in 13 games with the Marlies but recorded none this week. He has two two goals but also has had two six-game goalless streaks along the way. Playing top line minutes, the Marlies will need more scoring in the final 30 games of the season from hm.

 

Look for Toronto Marlies Hot and Cold every Monday.

KYLE CICERELLA

@KyleTheReporter

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