Marlies Back in Action for Battle of Ontario in Belleville
The Toronto Marlies are back in action after a week-long break Friday night in Belleville as the next chapter of the Battle of Ontario begins this season.
The Marlies (4-4-0-2) enter play having earned at least a point in five consecutive games coming off a 7-6 shootout win in Cleveland last Friday.
Belleville (5-7-0-0) are on a two-game losing streak, suffering a 6-1 loss to Syracuse in their last outing. The Senators are 3-3-0-0 at home this year while the Marlies are 1-1-0-2 on the road.
Trevor Moore is off to a flying start for the Marlies, recording 8 goals and 11 points in 10 games this season. Three players are tied for second in team scoring with 9 points: Sam Gagner (5G, 4A), Carl Grundstrom (3G, 6A) and Chris Mueller (3G, 6A).
Rookie Drake Batherson is leading the Senators with 13 points (5G, 8A) while Rudolfs Balcers (4G, 5A) and Adam Tambellini (5G, 3A) are supporting the Senators scoring.
When the puck drops tonight, both teams will be looking to improve their performance on the penalty kill - and alternatively, look to score on the power play - as the Marlies enter play with a 78.9% success rate on the PK and Belleville are at 77.8%.
Though the two sides have yet to face each other this season, the Marlies went 9-3-0-0 against the Senators last season.
Puck drop is set for 7:00 and fans can catch all the action on AHLTV and Facebook Watch.
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Head to Head (2018-19 Regular Season)
4-4-0-2 Overall Record 5-7-0-0
0-0-0-0 Head To Head 0-0-0-0
SOL 1 Streak Loss 2
41 Goals For 35
43 Goals Against 38
19.0% Power Play Percentage 21.8%
78.9% Penalty Kill Percentage 77.8%
T. Moore (8) Leading Goal Scorer D. Batherson, A. Tambellini (5)
T. Moore (11) Leading Points Scorer D. Batherson (13)
J. Glass (3) Wins Leader M. McKenna (3)
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