Rocket vs Phantoms Game Recap: Score, Line-up, Game Report, Statistics, Three Stars, Highlights, Post-game Audio, Social Media
|FINAL | 2018-19 Season, Game 43 | Friday, January 25, 2019
PPL Center, Allentown, PA
Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Audette – Froese – Belzile
[one_half_last]Ouellet – Fleury
Adam Plant, Jake Evans, Michal Moravcik, Connor LaCouvee, Alex Kile
Gustav Olofsson (shoulder), Noah Juulsen (upper body injury), Michael McCarron (upper body injury)
After a few days of practice while on the road, the Rocket got back to game action on Friday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA where they took on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Charlie Lindgren returned to the net on this night, but Jake Evans remained sidelined with an injury.
In the opening period the Phantoms took control early on when their first shot on goal, by Philippe Myers, found it’s way over Lindgren’s shoulder to put the home team on the board 1-0.
Soon after that, Tyrell Goulbourne took exception to a hit on Mark Friedman by Antoine Waked and a high-intensity fight broke out. Waked was assessed a two-minute penalty for charging, but Goulbourne received a two-minute instigator penalty, a five-minute fighting major and a ten-minute misconduct. Waked played a few more shifts, but then did not return to the game in the second period.
With less than a minute remaining in the first period, Brett Lernout blasted the puck from the point to even the score at 1-1 heading into intermission.
That’s when the penalty trouble started to bite back on Laval. Despite only having one penalty to kill in the second period, the Rocket gave up a goal while the Phantoms had the man advantage, and then a brief five-on-three in the third period allowed Lehigh Valley to take a two-goal lead.
Byron Froese managed to get his team back within a goal after he found the back of the net with a power play goal of his own, but the Rocket couldn’t find another equalizer to sneak past a very inexperienced Branden Komm in Lehigh Valley’s crease.
The Rocket now head to Pennsylvania to take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday night, followed by the Hershey Bears on Saturday.
▲ Daniel Audette, Brett Lernout, Alex Belzile
▼ Maxim Lamarche, Lukas Vejdemo, Phelix Martineau
|1 for 5||Power Play||2 for 3|
Stars of the Game
|AHL Official Three Stars|
What Did They Say?
|Post-game interview with Joel Bouchard:
Post-game interview with Brett Lernout:
Post-game interview with Daniel Audette:
Post-game interview with Cale Fleury:
Interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for AHL Report
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