|FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 35 | Saturday December 30, 2017
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Terry – Cracknell – Scherbak
[one_half_last]Gelinas – Taormina
Willie Corrin, David Broll, Thomas Ebbing
Jeremiah Addison (shoulder)
For the first time in many weeks, the Rocket succeeded in putting together back-to-back wins earlier this week against the Rochester Americans and Belleville Senators. The team took the ice again in Rochester on Saturday night looking to extend that win streak and collect two more points.
Charlie Lindgren was certainly ready for this game yet again. The netminder was solid in the crease for the entire first period, especially on the three penalty kills the Rocket incurred. Tom Parisi also had a good showing while the team was shorthanded, getting a good stick on dangerous pucks.
Despite getting outshot 15-7 in the opening frame, Laval found themselves leading 1-0 at the first intermission after Nikita Scherbak wristed the puck from the circle, Chris Terry scooped up the rebound and passed it to Adam Cracknell who found the back of the net.
In the middle period, the Amerks seemed to control the puck in their offensive zone for most of the first eight or nine minutes, but again the Rocket surged despite being outshot. Jordan Boucher banked a shot into the net after Kyle Baun nabbed his own rebound and dished the puck to Boucher.
The Americans, however, did get one goal back before the end of the period when Zach Redmond put the puck past Lindgren short side on a power play.
The final frame was practically all Laval, as Chris Terry scored his 18th goal of the season, followed by an empty-netter for Cracknell. Rochester buzzed around the Laval net, but Lindgren stood tall and, although one more puck made it into the Rocket’s net, they came out victorious for the third game in a row.
Jeremy Gregoire did not return to the game after the third period, and is currently day-to-day.
The Rocket now head home for one game, when they take on the Toronto Marlies Wednesday night, before heading back out on the road to face the Utica Comets and Binghamton Devils.
▲ Chris Terry, Adam Cracknell, Charlie Lindgren, Nikita Scherbak, Kyle Baun
|0 for 1||Power Play||1 for 5|
|AHL Three Stars|
|Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre
Post-game interview with Nikita Scherbak
Post-game interview with Matt Taormina
Post-game interview with Adam Cracknell
Interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for AHL Report
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