Exhibition: Marlies Shut-out by Crunch 4-0 to End Preseason

Ben Scrivens- Image Courtesy of Graig Abel

TORONTO– In their final game of pre-season, the Toronto Marlies were shut-out by the Syracuse Crunch 4-0.

After a scoreless first period, the Crunch came to life in the middle frame, scoring four times in a span of 16 minutes.

Kyle Palmieri, Josh Brittian, Rick Schofield and Nathan Smith each scored singles against Ben Scrivens; who got the start after being sent down on Sunday.

The only serious action from the Marlies in the third period was when Korbinian Holzer took four minutes in roughing and a 10 minute misconduct after an altercation with Palmieri.

Forward Jerry D’Amigo left in the first period after taking a shot off his foot but he returned for the start of the second showing he was okay.

The Marlies had a more competitive roster on Tuesday, compare to Sunday’s tit, with Ryan Hamilton, Marcel Mueller, Joe Colborne, Jeff Finger, Holzer and Scrivens all dressed but it still wasn’t a complete roster.

Mike Zigomanis, Keith Aulie, Matt Lashoff and Darryl Boyce were not in the line up after being sent down by the Toronto Maple Leafs but are expected to all play in the season opener October 8th against the Binghamton Senators.

In the two game exhibition series with the Crunch, the Marlies were out-shot 8-1, allowed four power-play goals against and scored none themselves.

No sense in over analyzing the numbers considering head coach Dallas Eakins used the games to experiment with some different line combinations including getting all three gaolers into action before making any decisions on their future.

Jussi Rynnas, Mark Owuya and Scrivens each saw action and the fair assumption is that Scrivens and Rynnas will be on opening nights roster while Owuya heads to the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League. But there is a chance that the Marlies will keep all three to start the season.

When rosters are finalized, there will be a full season preview.

*Joey Crabb was assigned to the Marlies October 5th

Kyle Cicerella


2 Responses to Exhibition: Marlies Shut-out by Crunch 4-0 to End Preseason

  1. jamie says:

    When will the roster be finalized?
    I have the following players making the final roster (lines random)
    Hamilton Zigomanis Mueller Aulie Finger
    D’Amigo Colborne Scott Holzer Lashoff
    Ryan Boyce Caputi Gysbers Mikus
    Crabb Irwin Devane Blacker

    That leaves Engel, Brenner, and Wilson competing for 2 spots
    Assuming Mitchell (IR) and Acton and Greenop (Reading) …
    How do you see it shaking out?

  2. jamie says:

    sorry for the congested post…

    the d would be

    Aulie Finger
    Holzer Lashoff
    Gysbers Mikus

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