GAME RECAP | Laval Rocket vs Manitoba Moose: Line-up, Score, Statistics, Highlights, Post-Game, Interviews, AHL, Three Stars, Rocket Sports Media
|FINAL | Game 64, Away Game 32 | Sunday, March 26, 2023|
|Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB|
Rocket LineupForward lines
Anthony Richard – Brandon Gignac – Lucas Condotta
Xavier Simoneau – Mitchell Stephens – Joel Teasdale
Emil Heineman – Peter Abbandonato – Pierrick Dube
Riley McKay – Nolan Yaremko – Gabriel BourqueDefense pairings
William Trudeau – Nicolas Beaudin
Jayden Struble – Corey Schueneman
Mattias Norlinder – Frederic AllardGoaltenders
Cayden Primeau – Kevin PoulinScratches
Danick Martel, Madison Bowey, John Parker-Jones, Jan Mysak, Olivier Galipeau, Tory DelloInjuries
Gianni Fairbrother (knee), Otto Leskinen
Game Report written by Amy Johnson
Entering this game and starting this road trip firmly occupying the bottom spot in the North Division, the Laval Rocket needed to be better than their season-long road record and come up with some wins. The team wrapped up their latest home stand on Wednesday night with a loss to the Milwaukee Admirals, and by Sunday afternoon found themselves three points out of a playoff position.
Despite a healthy Kevin Poulin back in the lineup, it was Cayden Primeau receiving yet another start for Laval. He’s had a successful career record against the Manitoba Moose, which would be put to the test on this Sunday afternoon.
Manitoba dominated the opening five minutes of play, and even had a couple of good breakaway chances, but Primeau (along with an out-of-position ref) didn’t allow anything to get through. Brandon Gignac briefly headed to the dressing room, with an apparent lower-body issue, but returned about five minutes later.
The Moose outshot the Rocket 13-9 in the period, but neither team was able to light the lamp.
Second PeriodRiley McKay was physically involved in this game, getting a two-minute roughing minor in the first period, followed by a fight with Thomas Caron in the second. Laval also got involved in the goal-scoring in this period, when William Trudeau and Joel Teasdale both scored. Teasdale’s goal, his 21st of the season, came on the power play.
Manitoba didn’t seem to have any answer to the Rocket’s play this afternoon, and Laval seemed to really take control in the final frame. Nolan Yaremko scored his second of the season, as did Emil Heineman who potted an empty-netter.
During a four-minute power play, thanks to a high-sticking call to Teasdale, Dominic Toninato did manage to get the home team on the board, but that was about all the offense they could muster on this day.
What’s NextWith the win, Laval sneaks back into sixth place in the division, tied with Belleville at 62 points, and one point away from the Cleveland Monsters in fifth place. The Rocket and Moose meet one more time this week, when they reunite at Canada Life Centre on Tuesday night.
Plus / Minus
▲ Emil Heineman, Nicolas Beaudin, Cayden Primeau
▼ Xavier Simoneau, Anthony Richard
|1 for 2||Power Play||1 for 4|
Stars of the Game
|AHL Official Three Stars|
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What Did They Say?
Post-game interviews not available for tonight’s road game
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