Laval Rocket vs Cleveland Monsters Game Recap: Line-up, Score, Game Report, Statistics, Highlights, Three Stars, Rocket Sports Media, AHL

FINAL | Regular Season – Game 14 | Friday, November 8, 2019
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH

ROCKET

Laval

2-1

MONSTERS

Cleveland

Photo by Cleveland Monsters

Rocket Lineup

Forward lines

Charles Hudon – Michael McCarron – Dale Weise

Matthew Peca – Jake Evans – Alex Belzile

Nikita Jevpalovs – Kevin Lynch – Antoine Waked

Alexandre Alain – Lukas Vejdemo – Joe Cox

Defense pairings

Gustav Olofsson – Xavier Ouellet

Otto Leskinen – Noah Juulsen

David Sklenicka – Josh Brook

Goaltenders

Cayden Primeau – Charlie Lindgren

Scratches

Maxim Lamarche, Michael Pezzetta, David Sklenicka

Injuries

William Pelletier (undisclosed), Riley Barber (upper body), Phil Varone (undisclosed)

Game Report

With Laval riding a four-game win streak, they arrived in Cleveland looking to continue that trend. With Ryan Poehling called up to Montreal, the Rocket lines were shuffled a bit. Alexandre Alain got the scoring started in the second period with a nice backhand-forehand move to beat the Monsters’ goaltender. But with about two minutes left in the period, Paul Bittner potted the equalizer, beating Cayden Primeau glove side with a one-timer from the top of the circle. In the third period, Josh Brook fired a shot at the Cleveland netminder which just managed to trickle through and put Laval up 2-1. Despite a flurry of shots by the home team in the final minutes of play, some tremendous saves by Primeau, and a late Alex Belzile slashing penalty, the Rocket managed to hold onto that lead and extend their win streak to five games. Laval stays in Cleveland to face the Monsters for another game on Saturday night.

Plus / Minus

▲  Josh Brook, Alexandre Alain, Cayden Primeau ▼  Alex Belzile, Dale Weise

The Numbers

 Game Statistics 
ROCKET   MONSTERS
30 Shots 25
0 for 2 Power Play 0 for 4
4 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring Summary
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
Rocket (8-5-1-0) 0 1 1 2
Monsters (8-4-0-1) 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • LAV: Alain (3), Brook (2)
  • CLE: Bittner (3)
  • LAV: Primeau (W) 5-2-0-0
  • CLE: Merzlikins (L) 0-1-0-0

Stars of the Game​​

 AHL Official Three Stars
  1. Josh Brook  LAV
  2. Alexandre Alain  LAV
  3. Paul Bittner  CLE

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What Did They Say?

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Interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for AHL Report

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