Game Recap: Moose 2 vs. Marlies 3By: Jennifer Redenbach | Published: February 15th 2021
- Declan Chisholm and Cole Perfetti scored their first career AHL goal in their professional debut.
- Mikhail Berdin faced 35 shots, making 13 saves in the first period alone.
- Toronto forward Tyler Gaudet recorded three points (2G, 1A).
- Cole Perfetti, Dylan Samberg, Declan Chisholm and Westin Michaud made their AHL debut in tonight’s matchup.
- All four players who made their AHL debut tonight recorded at least a shot.
- Bobby Lynch tallied his first career AHL point, an assist on Perfetti’s tally.
Head Coach Pascal Vincent (Click for full interview)
On having a young core and the success of Perfetti and Chisholm in tonight’s matchup:
“That’s the reason of our existence. Having young guys and to be able to play them. That’s what we do. At the end of the game and we have those young guys on the ice and we have Perfetti on a six-on-five, we put them in all situations, power play, penalty kill, that’s why we exist. We want to give them as much mileage as possible in order to help them grow. A pro-hockey game is different, it takes a 60 minute effort. It goes faster, you’re playing against men, and the more you do it you get used to it. To us, it’s really exciting to have so many young players. On defence, we talk about the age but the skills are there, they can play. They can make plays. They had real good breakouts, the gap was right very often, we need to improve there’s no doubt but I think they did well in their first game.”
Forward Cole Perfetti (Click for full interview)
On scoring his first pro goal in his AHL debut
“It was a great experience. Playing your first is something special, so much to learn from tonight. It was a lot of fun going out there and competing against those guys and playing with the guys we were with. I had a great experience. To score in the first game and get the first one our of the way, definitely feels good and takes the pressure off a little bit. The pace of the game was a step up and it’s so good for my development and it was an unbelievable experience and I can’t wait to get going tomorrow night.”
The Moose take on the Marlies tomorrow night at Bell MTS Place. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT. The game is available to watch on moosehockey.com/listen and CJOB.com/sports. The game is also available on AHLTV.com.