|2017-18 Season, Game 10 | Saturday October 28, 2017
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Audette – Holland – Terry
[one_half_last]Taormina – Lernout
Noah Juulsen (foot), Jeremiah Addison (shoulder), Markus Eisenschmid (lower body), Jeremy Gregoire
It was a quick turnaround for the Laval Rocket on Saturday afternoon as they took to the ice less than 24 hours after their crushing overtime loss to the Rochester Americans the previous night.
The first shift for the top line and defensive pairing set a good tone, however, as they pressured offensively and played responsibly in the defensive zone. However, like Friday night, the refs were sending the Rocket to the penalty box early and often.
Daniel Carr capitalized on a breakaway shorthanded, with a nice feed from Kyle Baun along the boards to shoot home the first goal of the game. Just over a minute later, though, the Marlies negated that lead with one of their own. On the next Toronto power play, the defense broke down yet again leaving Charlie Lindgren no chance to push across the crease to save a puck shot from down low off the end boards.
In the second period, however, things began to even out. The speed of the game picked up and both teams seemed to have settled into a rhythm. Jordan Boucher tied the game at 2-2 when he grabbed the puck off a Toronto stick in the neutral zone, turned the jets on to skate it up ice, and fired a wrister into the Marlies net.
Carr would pot his second goal of the night with a nicely placed shot top shelf to bring the Rocket to a 3-2 lead. They continued to apply a ton of pressure to the Marlies in the period, finally getting a leg up on them in shots on goal.
The Marlies had plenty of chances to even the score in the final frame, but Laval was having none of it. Lindgren shut things down, and players like Matt Taormina and Carr were blocking shots at every turn. The Rocket hung on to win this one 3-2.
Tom Parisi left the game late in the third period after getting hit by a puck in the mouth. Martin Reway was put on unconditional waivers earlier in the day as a result of mutual agreement between him and the team to terminate his contract.
The team now heads back to Laval on a high note, where they’ll get set for their next matchup against the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday – this time on home ice.
▲ Charlie Lindgren, Antoine Waked, Kyle Baun, Daniel Carr
▼ Chris Terry
|0 for 2||Power Play||1 for 7|
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