|2017-18 Season, Game 11 | Wednesday November 1, 2017
Place Bell, Laval, QC
Forward lines and defense pairings:
Carr – Froese – Baun
Audette – Holland – Boucher
Deslauriers – Petti – Gregoire
Broll – Waked
Taormina – Lernout
Jerabek – Parisi
Bourque – Leblanc
Yannick Veilleux, Thomas Ebbing
Noah Juulsen (foot), Jeremiah Addison (shoulder), Markus Eisenschmid (lower body)
Despite a heartbreaking loss in overtime on Friday night, the Laval Rocket returned home from their weekend road trip having secured three out of four possible points, setting them up for a spirited rematch against the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday.
The visitors wasted no time getting the puck moving, and were rewarded early on when Colin Greening scooped up a rebound off the end boards to shovel it past Charlie Lindgren. Soon after, Nicolas Deslauriers was sent to the penalty box on a slashing call and Andreas Johnsson used the man advantage to wrist a shot from the high slot that found mesh.
The second period was fairly quiet, albeit for a big pileup after a late hit. The Rocket had some good chances on Garret Sparks during the frame, but each time the netminder found a way to keep the puck out of the net. At the opposite end of the ice, Lindgren seemed to be locked in, coming up with some big saves.
But they weren’t able to sustain pressure, especially at five-on-five. Turnover and dump-ins seemed to be far too common, and penalty calls would come back to bite them. A late call against Niki Petti for tripping led to Johnsson scoring his second man-advantage goal of the night, as Lindgren was pinned and bumped in the crease.
Not much changed in the third period, as the Rocket continued to spend time killing penalties and couldn’t find a way to generate any sustained offensive pressure. For a team who beat the Marlies on Saturday, they couldn’t seem to figure out a way to solve them on this night.
The team has one day to get back to work at practice before the Syracuse Crunch arrive for a back-to-back series starting Friday in Laval.
▲ David Broll
▼ Nicolas Deslauriers, Daniel Audette, Tom Parisi
|0 for 3||Power Play||2 for 5|
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