|2017-18 Season, Pre-Season Game 2 | Sunday October 1, 2017
Place Bell, Laval, QC
Forward lines and defense pairings:
Terry – McCarron – Scherbak
Boucher – Eisenschmid – Waked
Dufour – Ebbing – Veilleux
McEwan – Petti – Goulet
Jerabek – Taormina
Parisi – Redmond
Bourque – Leblanc
Scratches: William Corrin, Brett Lernout, Saverio Posa, Michael McNiven, Jeremy Gregoire, Daniel Audette, David Broll, Martin Reway
After falling to the Belleville Senators in their Laval debut, the Rocket took to the ice with grit and determination on Sunday afternoon. After the NHL club had steamrolled the Ottawa Senators the night before, the Rocket looked to do the same at the AHL level.
New faces were in the lineup on both sides of the ice, with notable additions for Laval in Chris Terry, Nikita Scherbak, Michael McCarron, and Jakub Jerabek.
James McEwan opened the scoring for the Rocket just over two minutes into the game, to which the Senators responded with a power play goal just minutes later. McEwan then set up Alexandre Goulet for a goal to give Laval a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Belleville could only muster six shots on goal in the period.
In the second period it was all Rocket. Chris Terry potted his first goal of the preseason off a perfect pass in front by Nikita Scherbak. Zach Redmond got on the scoreboard with a power play goal, and Niki Petti also found the back of the net. Andrew Hammond would be replaced by Marcus Hogberg in net for Belleville.
Terry scored his second goal of the night to kick off the final frame, but then the Senators started to push back, tallying a goal of their own. After Redmond’s added another goal to his tally, Belleville went on to score three more unanswered goals to finish the period.
These teams face each other yet again on Friday night, when they’ll face off for the first game of the regular season. They’ll both come armed with their permanent lineups and lots of energy, to be sure.
▲ Chris Terry, Zach Redmond, Jakub Jerabek, Nikita Scherbak, Antoine Waked
|3 for 6||Power Play||2 for 6|
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