Marlies Hot & Cold: November 5th-11th

Keith Aucoin picked up his first goal of the season in a 6-4 win over the Houston Aeros and now has 11 points in his last eight outings- Image Courtesy of Dave Abel

TORONTO– Three road games in three days was the task at hand this week for the Toronto Marlies and they came away with three straight victories with three different goaltenders.

Ben Scrivens stopped 24 shots and the Marlies scored four times in the third period as they came from behind to beat the Houston Aeros 6-4 on Thursday.

On Friday Jussi Rynnas turned away all 31 shots he faced and Leo Komaorv scored twice as Toronto blanked the Texas Stars 3-0.

Mark Owuya got the start on Saturday and made 20 saves and Nazem Kadri scored his first goal off the season and added two assists as the Marlies downed the San Antonio Rampage 5-3.

Toronto is now 6-4-1 and sit fourth in the North Division standings and seventh overall in the Western Conference.

The club will continue its road trip this week with a rare Tuesday morning contest when they face the Oklahoma City Barons.

Here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for November 5th-11th 2012.

Who’s Hot

Spencer Abbott

Season Stats: 3 GP 1 G 4 A 5 PTS

Abbott picked up two assists against Houston and two more against Texas, which gives him five points during a three-game point streak. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old blocked a shot with his foot against the Stars and missed the game against San Antonio. His current status is unknown.

Leo Komarov

Season Stats: 11 GP 5 G 2 A 7 PTS

Komarov scored in all three games this week, including two against Texas, and had four in total. He now has five goals, which leads the Marlies in scoring, and his plus-5 rating is also good for first on his club.

Keith Aucoin

Season Stats: 11 GP 1 G 10 A 11PTS

Aucoin recorded a point in all three games this week, including his first goal of the season against Houston. His five points in three contests gives him 11 points in his last eight games, which leads Toronto in scoring.

Who’s Cold

Ben Scrivens

Season Stats; 3-2-0 2.82 GAA .894 SV%

Scrivens picked up the win against Houston, but it was the guys in front of him who earned it. The 25-year-old gave up four goals on the first 19 shots of the game and made it easy for head coach Dallas Eakins to give Rynnas and Owuya starts in net. His overall numbers are well below the expectation put upon him by both himself and Eakins.

Kenny Ryan

Season Stats: 4 GP 2 G 1 A 3 PTS

Ryan scored two goals in his season debut and added an assist in his second game, but since then he has been held scoreless and was scratched against both Houston and Texas. With other members of the Marlies finally finding their offence, the 21-year-old may find it difficult to increase his playing time if he doesn’t produce.

Nicolas Deschamps

Season Stats: 10 GP 1 G 1 A 2 PTS

Deschamps picked up an assist against Houston, however he’s gone six games without a goal and has been shuffled up and down Eakins’ line up. His 14 shots-on-goal are the third least amount of any Toronto forward behind Will Acton, who plays a shut-down role. and Aucoin.

Look for the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers every Monday.


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