Egor Korshkov‘s overtime-winning goal carried the Toronto Marlies to a 7-6 victory over the Belleville Senators. Korshkov’s goal came at 1:01 in overtime, where he was assisted by Joseph Duszak and Tanner MacMaster.
The Marlies overtime winner was made possible by Adam Brooks scoring with 16.4 seconds remaining in the third period. His slap shot that found the back of the net, also assisted by Duszak and MacMaster.
Egor Korshkov Scores Overtime Winner for the Toronto Marlies
Jordan Szwarz, Josh Norris, Jonathan Aspirot, Vitaly Abramov and Joseph LaBate each responded with a goal for the Belleville Senators (32-16-3-1). The Senators dropped their second straight game to the Marlies on the back-to-back, losing on Friday 4-2.
The Senators started the game scoring four consecutive goals. Senators forward Jordan Szwarz opened the scoring at 7:39 in the first period, taking advantage of a shot off the post that found his stick in front of the net. His second goal occurred 7:05 in the third period, where Alex Formenton assisted in the slot to seal the win for the Senators.
Josh Norris generated his 26th goal of the season at 10:27 in the first period, with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle that went top-shelf.
Moments later at 12:27 in the first period, Jonathan Aspirot tipped the Erik Brannstrom shot from the point, extending the Senators lead to 3-0.
Senators left-winger Vitaly Abramov scored the fourth goal for the Senators at 13:44 in the first period, shooting the puck past Woll on the breakaway.
Scott Pooley cut the Marlies deficit to three goals at 15:17 in the first period, sending a wrist shot into the back of the net at point-blank range.
At 6:59 in the second period, Senators forward Joseph LaBate regained Belleville’s four-goal lead with his seventh goal of the season, assisted by Murray and Parker Kelly.
Mason Marchment extended his goal streak with a powerplay goal at 9:55 in the second period. The Marlies forward has scored eight goals in his last five games.
Mac Hollowell scored his first of two goals down low on a scramble in front of the net at 18:20 in the second period. His second goal occurred at 1:51 in the third period, which brought the Marlies within one goal of the Senators.
At 17:26 in the third period, Matt Read cut the deficit to one goal again for the Marlies, scoring his ninth of the season with the goalie pulled. Read’s goal soon preceded the tying goal from Brooks and the ensuing overtime goal by Korshkov.
Marlies goalie Joseph Woll stopped 30 of 36 shots, while Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson made 21 saves.
The Marlies continued their success on the penalty kill, going two-for-two on the game compared to the Senators’ one-of-three. Saturday was the fourth consecutive game Toronto has not given up a powerplay goal.
Toronto is now one point back of the final playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference (57 points).