TORONTO – The 2019-20 AHL season was cancelled on May 11, cutting the Marlies campaign short at 61 games. Through those 61 games, the Marlies went through three coaches, four goalies, two home arenas, and a partridge and in a pear tree. We dug back through The Sin Bin stat archives and crunched the monthly numbers.

OVERALL RECORD

For the Marlies, it was a roller coaster season filled with injuries and a moving carousel of a roster. Beginning strong, Toronto found themselves rising near the top of the league, but began to slowly fall off the mountain before steady improvement in the second half of February.

MONTH GP WINS LOSSES %
OCTOBER 8 6 2 75%
NOVEMBER 12 8 4 66.7%
DECEMBER 12 5 7 41.7%
JANUARY 11 3 8 27.2%
FEBRUARY 13 5 8 38.4%
MARCH 5 3 2 60%
TOTAL  61 30 31 49.1%

 

GOALS FOR AND AGAINST AVERAGES

Toronto constantly found themselves near the top of the league in goals. Led by Kenny Agostino, the Marlies averaged a swift 3.38 goals forced per game (GFA), good for fifth in the AHL. The number of goals against (GAA) did find a spike to start 2020, but lowered as the year continued.

MONTH GOALS FOR GOALS AGAINST GFA GAA
OCTOBER 28 18 3.50 2.25
NOVEMBER 47 35 3.91 2.91
DECEMBER 36 42 3.00 3.50
JANUARY 35 45 3.18 4.09
FEBRUARY 45 53 3.46 4.07
MARCH 14 18 2.80 3.60
TOTAL/AVERAGE 203 211 3.32 3.45

GOALTENDING

Marlies netminders Kasimir Kaskisuo and Joseph Woll both played consistently through the 2019-20 season. To break things down further, we recorded the numbers on a month-by-month basis.

NOTE: The numbers included do not include the stats from when the player was pulled from the bench. The average is based on a monthly average.

MONTH KASKISUO STARTS KASKISUO SVS% KASKISUO GAA WOLL STARTS WOLL SVS% WOLL GAA
OCTOBER 5 0.931 1.80 3 0.880 3.00
NOVEMBER 4 0.939 2.50 5 0.886 3.40
DECEMBER 6 0.860 3.60 6 0.874 3.16
JANUARY 5 0.902 2.80 6 0.865 3.66
FEBRUARY 5 0.880 3.00 6 0.869 2.50
MARCH 0 4 0.843 3.75
TOTAL/AVERAGE 25 0.902 2.74 30 0.869 3.24

 

SHOTS FOR AND AGAINST AVERAGES

Toronto has hardly ever been a team that’s been able to outshoot their opponent. Though the numbers fluctuated around the season, the Marlies slowly began to outshoot their opponent in the latter stages of the season. Toronto recorded the lowest number of shots for the season (13) in a game on December 15 against Rockford.

MONTH SHOTS FOR SHOTS AGAINST AVG SF/G AVG SA/G
OCTOBER 184 207 23.00 25.87
NOVEMBER 264 366 22.33 30.50
DECEMBER 247 302 20.5 22.50
JANUARY 257 309 23.36 28.09
FEBRUARY 350 346 26.92 26.61
MARCH 144 115 28.80 23.00
TOTAL/AVERAGE 1446 1645 23.70 26.96

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

As for Toronto’s power play and penalty killing, the chart looks wonky. The man advantage came out of the gate guns-a-blazing, but dropped in 2020. As for killing penalties, the Marlies hovered north of 86% to start, but never dropped below 75%.

MONTH POWER PLAY PP % PENALTY KILL PK %
OCTOBER 6/25 24% 26/30 86.6%
NOVEMBER 10/42 23.8% 36/48 75%
DECEMBER 11/46 23.9% 41/48 85.4%
JANUARY 9/38 23.6% 30/39 76.9%
FEBRUARY 8/50 16% 39/51 76.4%
MARCH 3/29 10% 12/15 80%
TOTAL/AVERAGE 47/230 20% 184/231 79.6%

 

TRAVEL DISTANCE

As for travel, the Marlies were a team that had good air miles. For Toronto, they had little trouble traveling back home between road games. During the month of January, the Marlies take their annual Boat Show road trip, as the Coca-Cola Coliseum and the Exhibition Grounds are turned into a sea of boats.

In this chart, I plotted how much traveling they did on a monthly basis, excluding travel back home in between road games.

MONTH GP DISTANCE TRAVELED RECORD ORIGINAL LOCATION
OCTOBER 8 2,410 mi. (3880 km) 6-0-2 Toronto, ON
NOVEMBER 12 2,313 mi. (3,723 km) 8-3-1 Belleville, ON
DECEMBER 12 1,835 mi. (2,954 km) 5-7-0 Toronto, ON
JANUARY 11 3,985 mi. (6,414 km) 3-6-2 Toronto, ON
FEBRUARY 13 1,554 mi. (2,501 km) 5-8-0 Toronto, ON
MARCH 5 3,809 mi. (6,131 km) 3-2-0 Binghamton, NY
TOTAL 61 15,906 mi. (25,598 km) 30-26-5

 

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A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Zack Power primarly covers the AHL’s Toronto Marlies . Follow Zack on Twitter for all the latest Marlies (and occasional Growlers) news and notes!

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