Toronto Marlies vs Laval Rocket Game Recap: Score, Line-up, Game Report, Statistics, Three Stars, Highlights, Post-Game Interviews, Social Media

FINAL | 2018-19 Season, Game 60 | Friday, March 8, 2019 
Place Bell, Laval, QC

ROCKET
Laval

0-3

MARLIES
Toronto

Photo by Laval Rocket

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

Cox – Evans – Grenier
Audette – Vejdemo – Alain
Kile – Verbeek – Adams-Moisan
Roy – Pezzetta – Waked

Alzner – Lernout
Sklenicka – Lamarche
Ouellet – Fleury

Goaltenders:
McNiven
Lindgren

Scratches:

Nikita Jevpalovs, Ryan Culkin, Alex Belzile

Injury List:

Gustav Olofsson (shoulder), Noah Juulsen (eye), Michael McCarron (shoulder), Hunter Shinkaruk (upper body injury)

Game Report

Game Report written by Chris G

On Friday night, the Laval Rocket hosted the Toronto Marlies at Place Bell for the second time this week. On Wednesday night, the Marlies were victorious 4-3 against the Rocket in a game that was decided in overtime.

Laval tried to snap their two-game losing streak as, heading into the game, they were nine points out of a playoff spot. Alex Belzile did not dress for the game as he was out with the flu. Morgan Adams-Moisan returned to the lineup after sitting out the the last game.

Laval came out strong in the first period, controlling the play and getting several scoring chances, but were unable to get any of their 14 shots behind Michael Hutchinson. The Marlies scored the only goal of the period as Dmytro Timashov hit a bouncing puck from mid-air to score.

Laval continued putting the pressure on Toronto in the second period and took the first eight shots of the frame. Three consecutive penalties broke the momentum and the Marlies went on a 9-1 sequence in the shots category, including a power play goal. Michael Carcone scored on Michael McNiven with a top corner wrist shot from the face-off circle.

The Rocket took another 14 shots in the period, including two dangerous scoring opportunities while they were on the penalty kill. Antoine Waked and Jake Evans weren’t able to complete a 2-on-1. Moments later Hayden Verbeek went on a breakaway that started from his own zone, but didn’t succeed in putting the puck into the net. Hutchinson kept his team in the game.

The third period was just like the first two. Laval had several quality chances but weren’t able to get any goals. The Marlies scored an empty net goal with 1:21 remaining and went on to win 3-0.

Utica will be at Place Bell on Saturday at 7pm ET to face Laval. Listen in the player below for full post-game audio with coach Joel Bouchard and key players from the game.

Plus/Minus

▲    Alexandre Grenier, Hayden Verbeek, Alexandre Alain

▼    Xavier Ouellet, Marc-Olivier Roy

The Numbers

 Game Statistics 
ROCKET MARLIES
42 Shots 24
0 for 5 Power Play 1 for 4
8 Penalty Minutes 10
 Scoring Summary
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Rocket (24-26-6-4) 0 0 0 0
 Marlies (32-19-6-3) 1 1 1 3
Scorers Goalies
  • LAV: No scoring.
  • TOR: Timashov (10), Carcone (15), Engvall (16)
  • LAV: McNiven (L) 9-8-2-2
  • TOR: Hutchinson (W) 12-6-5-1

Stars of the Game

 AHL Official Three Stars
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  1. Michael Hutchinson  TOR
  2. Michael Carcone  TOR
  3. Hayden Verbeek  LAV

Watch

 Video highlights

What Did They Say?

 Post-game interviews
Post-game interview with Joel Bouchard:

Post-game interview with Alexandre Alain:

Post-game interview with Antoine Waked:

Post-game interview with Karl Alzner:

Post-game interview with Hayden Verbeek:

Interviews conducted by Chris G for AHL Report

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