Weekend Recap: Marlies Find Their Scoring, Scrivens Earns Back-to-Back Victories

Marcel Mueller picked up two assists on Saturday in a 5-2 victry over the Abbotsford Heat- Image Courtes of Mike Ivall

TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies had no problem scoring goals this weekend as they found the back of the net 10 times in two games, coming away with a win in both of them.

Philippe Dupuis scored his first goal with the Marlies and added two assists as Toronto beat the host Syracuse Crunch 5-2 on Friday.

Mike Zigomanis had a goal and an assist for the Marlies while Marcel Mueller, Will Acton and Simon Gysbers scored the others.

Rya Hamilton earned two assists as Greg Scott, Joe Colborne and Jerry D’Amigo picked up one apiece.

Jean-Francois Jacques and Patrick Maroon scored for the Crunch, who dropped their second straight game to Toronto.

Ben Scrivens made 37 saves for the win while Iiro Tarkki allowed three goals on 10 shots before being pulled in the second period.

Marco Cousineau stopped 13 of 14 shots in relief.

Toronto went 1 for 4 on te power play as Syracuse failed to score on three opportunties with the man advantage.

Simon Gysbers scored on Friday aainst the Syracuse Crunch and then picked up a assist on Saturday against the Abbotsford Heat

Matt Frattin scored 43 seconds into the first period and added one more in the third as Toronto defeated the visiting Abbotsford Heat 5-2 on Saturday at the Ricoh Coliseum.

Will Acton, Dupuis and Zigomanis also scored for the Marlies while Marcel Mueller and Korbinian Holzer chipped in with two assists each.

D’Amigo, Hamiton, Colborne, Gysbers and Nazem Kadri also picked up assists.

For Kadri, it was his first point since returning to the AHL.

Clay Wilson and Roman Horak scored for the Heat, who have lost both games this season to Toronto by a combined score of 10-2.

Scrivens picked up the victory by making 16 saves while Danny Taylor stopped 27 shots in defeat.

Toronto was succesful on the power play, going 2 for 6, as Abbotsford scored once on four opportunties with the man advantage.

The Marlies will play their next game this Wednesday when they host the Rochester Americans at 11am for a school day game.

On the season, Toronto is 4-1-0 against Rochester.

Worth Noting

  • Mike Zigomanis is 9th in AHL scoring with 43 points in 44 games and is 8th in power-play assists with 15
  • Greg Scott is 14th in the AHL with 140 shots on goal
  • Ben Scrivens has the 6th best goals against average in the AHL at 2.28
  • Drew Paris leads the Marlies with a +10 rating while Keith Aulie has a team worst-10 rating
  • Including goalies, the Marlies have had 33 players suit up for them this season
  • Jussi Rynnas is 3-2-0 with a 4.73 GAA and .880 SV% in five games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL
  • Brayden Irwin, who has had a strange season to say the least, was loaned to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL and he has six goals and 10 points in 12 games

KYLE CICERELLA

@KyleTheReporter

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