Laval Rocket vs Hartford Wolf Pack Game Recap: Line-up, Score, Game Report, Statistics, Highlights, Three Stars, Post-Game, Interviews, AHL, Rocket Sports Media
|FINAL | Game 27, Away Game 13 | Saturday, January 15, 2022|
|XL Center, Hartford, CT|
Rocket LineupForward lines
Danick Martel – Brandon Gignac – Kevin Roy
Brandon Baddock – Jean-Sebastien Dea – Gabriel Bourque
Justin Ducharme – Jean-Christophe Beaudin – Alexandre Fortin
Peter Abbandonato – Cam Hillis – Shawn St. AmantDefense pairings
Terrance Amorosa – Tory Dello
Tobie Paquette-Bisson – Louie Belpedio
Olivier Galipeau – Charles-David BeaudoinGoaltenders
Kevin Poulin – Louis-Philip GuindonScratches
Gianni Fairbrother, Cedric Desruisseaux, Ryan Valentini, Devante Smith-Pelly, Carl NeillInjuries
Joel Teasdale (surgery), Josh Brook (surgery), Xavier Ouellet (lower-body injury)
Game Report written by Amy Johnson
The Rocket maintain this week’s winning streak on Friday night when they made an astounding overtime comeback against the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Completing the back-to-back road series on Saturday night, the Quebec team made its way to Hartford for a tilt against the Wolf Pack. They would face former Canadiens goaltender Keith Kinkaid in net, while Kevin Poulin got a second consecutive start in as many nights.
Things got off to a rough start for the Rocket as Austin Rueschhoff buried a rebound just 96 seconds into the game.
The remainder of the period was mostly Hartford pressuring in Laval’s zone. Jean-Sebastien Dea had a good scoring chance early in the period, and Alexandre Fortin had a breakaway opportunity denied by Kinkaid. Only three other shots on net were registered by the Rocket in the period.
Things didn’t improve much in the middle frame for the Rocket, despite the fact that they had quite a bit of power play time to try to get something going.
Halfway through the frame, Lauri Pajuniemi doubled the Hartford score when he banked the puck off of Poulin’s skate and into the Rocket net.
Laval managed to outshoot Hartford 11-7 in the period, but didn’t generate much in the way of high-danger scoring chances. All but three of their shots came from above the hash marks.
Brandon Gignac left the game in the second period with an apparent injury to his hand or wrist and did not return in the third. Once again, Laval was unable to capitalize on their power play opportunities in this frame, and Hartford continued to disrupt any chance they had at maintaining offensive pressure.
The team didn’t seem to be able to overcome that sluggish first period, and despite making a push in the third period, gave up two empty-net goals which finished the game in a shutout for Hartford.
The Rocket now return to Laval to get ready for their next game, held at Place Bell on Wednesday night, when they’ll host the Utica Comets.
Be sure to scroll down to hear full audio of post-game interviews with coach Houle conducted by the AHL Report team and other members of the media.
Plus / Minus
▲ Jean-Christophe Beaudin, Cam Hillis
▼ Danick Martel
|0 for 4||Power Play||0 for 2|
Stars of the Game
|AHL Official Three Stars|
What Did They Say?
Post-game interviews conducted tonight for the AHL Report by Amy Johnson
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AHL Weekly: Still Moving Ahead | NEWS https://t.co/IZn2ZC3Jv1 pic.twitter.com/3RfK7mnKBl— AHL Report (@TheAHLReport) January 12, 2022
Devante Smith-Pelly Returns to Montreal | Press Zone ep. 239 https://t.co/nd7zDvPYa4 pic.twitter.com/NuqbrjyRDV— AHL Report (@TheAHLReport) January 12, 2022
Overtime? No Problem | RECAP: LAV @ SPR https://t.co/J9o7EItdru pic.twitter.com/ECQoXse8BV— AHL Report (@TheAHLReport) January 15, 2022
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