RECAP | Devils – Rocket: Three Hat Tricks Plus an OT Winner in Laval

Photo by Laval Rocket
2017-18 Season, Game 3 | Friday October 13, 2017 
Place Bell, Laval, QC




Photo by Laval Rocket


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Terry – McCarron – Scherbak
Carr – Holland – Froese
Reway – Audette – Waked
Broll – Eisenschmid – Gregoire[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Schlemko – Lernout
Taormina – Leblanc
Jerabek – Parisi[/one_half_last]



Eric Gelinas, Nick Deslauriers, Niki Petti, Kyle Baun, Simon Bourque

Injury List:

Noah Juulsen (foot), Jeremiah Addison (shoulder)

Game Report

Looking to keep their winning streak going, the Laval Rocket welcomed the Binghamton Devils to Place Bell on Friday night for the first in a back-to-back series. The shots came fast and furious, and so did the penalties and the goals.

The Devils got the scoring started after a flurry of shots and rebound shot attempts in the Laval crease. Chris Terry answered that goal very quickly with a power play tally of his own to even the score, after which Daniel Carr potted an even-strength goal in his season debut to put the Rocket ahead.

Binghamton didn’t sit back, though, and they quickly tied things up yet again. They then went on to score two consecutive power play goals, as discipline became an issue once again for Laval.  However the Rocket got another man advantage opportunity and Terry buried his second goal of the night.

In the second period, the Devils struck two more times in quick succession which would chase Charlie Lindgren from the net and bring in Zach Fucale as a replacement.  Carr then answered that with a second goal of the night.

Goals continued to go back and forth, as Terry managed to complete a hat trick before the end of the middle frame. But every time Laval scored, Binghamton had a response. By the end of the second period, the Rocket had cut the Devils lead to 7-6 with a goal by Matt Taormina.

But then things really heated up in the third. Laval brought the pressure hard to Binghamton, and Daniel Audette scored a power play goal late in the game to tie things up at 7-7 and force overtime.

It didn’t take long for Carr to complete his hat trick in the extra minutes and give the Rocket an exhilarating comeback victory over the Devils.

These two teams get right back at it on Saturday afternoon for a 3:00pm matinee game before the Montreal Canadiens play just down the road at the Bell Centre later in the evening. Do these squads have any goals left in them for tomorrow? We’ll find out!

▲     Chris Terry, Nikita Scherbak, Matt Taormina, Daniel Carr

▼     Antoine Waked, Charlie Lindgren, Daniel Audette, Stefan Leblanc

29 Shots 32
4 for 7 Power Play 2 for 3
23 Penalty Minutes 21
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Rocket (3-0-0-0) 3 3 1 1 8
 Devils (1-0-1-0) 4 3 0 0 7
Scorers Goalies
  • LAV: Terry (1), Carr (1), Terry (2), Carr (2), Terry (3), Taormina (1), Audette (2), Carr (3)
  • BNG: Thomson (1), Quenneville (1), Kapla (1), MacDonald (1), Quenneville (2), Blandisi (1), Quenneville (3)
  • LAV: Fucale (W) 1-0-0-0
  • BNG: Blackwood (L) 1-0-1-0
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Daniel Carr  LAV
  2. Chris Terry  LAV
  3. John Quenneville  BNG

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