|2017-18 Season, Game 7 | Sunday October 22, 2017
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Holland – Audette – Terry
[one_half_last]Taormina – Lernout
Jeremy Gregoire, Michael McCarron, Nikita Scherbak, David Broll, Eric Gelinas
Noah Juulsen (foot), Jeremiah Addison (shoulder), Markus Eisenschmid (lower body)
Coming off of a tremendous win in Bridgeport on Saturday night, the Laval Rocket traveled to Rhode Island overnight for a matinee game on Sunday against the Bruins. It would be the last leg of a road trip containing three games in less than 48 hours.
Michael McCarron and Nikita Scherbak were recalled to Montreal on Sunday, so with them out of the lineup and a bit of road-weariness seemingly setting in, the Rocket seemed to struggle right from the opening puck drop.
Charlie Lindgren came up with a big sprawling glove save early in the game on a penalty kill, however the ref was late to blow the whistle which gave Jordan Szwarz just enough time to bang Lindgren’s glove enough for the puck to trickle in. Things went downward from there.
Speaking of penalties, undisciplined play reared its ugly head again for Laval as they racked up a total of eight penalties, mostly in the second period. Providence did their part to control the puck and set the pace of the game, while the Rocket seemed to chase the puck most of the time.
Yannick Veilleux made his debut with the team this season, on the fourth line, but nothing was working offensively. Peter Holland was also back in the lineup after missing a game due to injury, and he found himself on the top line with Daniel Audette and Chris Terry. Terry was the one, however, to keep the team from getting shut out as he fired home a power play goal late in the third period, assisted by Matt Taormina and Holland.
With Terry moved to right wing, and no team practice to get acclimated, the scoring just wasn’t there despite the team getting ten shots on goal in each period. Providence scored two more goals in the third period, including an empty-netter, to put this one away for good.
The team now travels back to Laval for some much-needed rest and practice before they welcome the Rochester Americans to Place Bell on Wednesday night.
▲ Jordan Boucher
▼ Nick Deslauriers
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