|FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 21 | Sunday November 26, 2017
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON
Forward lines and defense pairings:
McCormick – Paul – White
Werek – Reinhart – Rodewald
Perron – Kelly – Gagne
Ciampini – Chlapik – Randell
Sieloff – Burgdoerfer
Englund – Jaros
Chabot – Murray
Scratches: Vincent Dunn, Jim O’Brien, Max Lajoie, Justin Vaive, Andrew Hammond
Injured Reserve: Mike Blunden, Kyle Flanagan, Ben Sexton
After the Belleville Senators dropped the first game in the Battle of Ontario Saturday afternoon, the Senators were looking for some revenge Sunday against their provincial rivals, the Toronto Marlies.
But they did not get off to a great start. It was all Marlies in the opening frame. Kerby Rychel opened the scoring, going backdoor and finishing off a Colin Greening rebound to make it 1-0. Just over a minute later, Andreas Johnsson tallied his second in as many games to double the Marlies lead.
The Senators did put up a little fight in the frame, Gabriel Gagne came very close to cutting into the Marlies lead. He beat Calvin Pickard but not the crossbar, keeping it 2-0. That proved costly for the Sens as the Marlies scored with less than a minute remaining in the period. It was a Greening in the slot beating Chris Driedger to make it 3-0. The Senators headed to the dressing room trailing by three.
In the second period the Senators were a little sharper, but the Marlies still enjoyed more possession than Belleville. Francis Perron had two glorious chances, one coming on a breakaway, the other on a point blank shot from the slot. Unfortunately for Belleville, he shot high on both occasions. That cost the Senators again as Chris Mueller deflected a Calle Rosen shot to make it 4-0. After 40 minutes, Toronto led by four.
The Senators did strike back in the third period. Gagne went five-hole on Pickard off a nice feed from Perron to make it 4-1, but that was as close as Belleville got. Kasperi Kapanen added an empty-netter to make it 5-1 and that was the final score in this one.
Belleville got swept by Toronto in this mini two-game series, they will be looking for some revenge Friday when they welcome the Marlies to Yardmen Arena. But before that, the Senators return home for a match against the Laval Rocket on Wednesday.
▼ Chris Kelly, Erik Burgdoerfer, Patrick Sieloff
|0 for 4||Power Play||1 for 5|
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