GAME RECAP | Laval Rocket vs Belleville Senators: Line-up, Score, Statistics, Highlights, Post-Game, Interviews, AHL, Three Stars, Rocket Sports Media
|FINAL | Game 50, Away Game 26 | Monday, February 20, 2023|
|CAA Arena, Belleville, ON|
Rocket LineupForward lines
Anthony Richard – Peter Abbandonato – Joel Teasdale
Lucas Condotta – Mitchell Stephens – Xavier Simoneau
Gabriel Bourque – Brandon Gignac – Pierrick Dube
John Parker-Jones – Jan Mysak – Nate SchnarrDefense pairings
William Trudeau – Tory Dello
Nicolas Beaudin – Olivier Galipeau
Mattias Norlinder – Madison BoweyGoaltenders
Cayden Primeau – Kevin PoulinScratches
Rafael Harvey-Pinard (emergency NHL recall), Rem Pitlick (emergency NHL recall), Eric Williams, Mattias Norlinder (illness), Jesse Ylonen (emergency NHL recall), Alex Belzile (emergency NHL recall), Riley McKay, Philippe DesrosiersInjuries
Gianni Fairbrother (knee), Danick Martel (DTD), Otto Leskinen
Game Report written by Amy Johnson
The good news: Laval managed to earn a point on Saturday night by taking their game against the Belleville Senators to overtime. The bad news: they lost in OT, making it two games in a row the team came out on the wrong side of a matchup against their division rivals.
On Monday afternoon, for a Family Day matinee, the two teams met one more team at CAA Arena, where the Rocket were looking to finish out the weekend with at least one victory.
The most notable change in the lineup happened on the bench, where goaltender Kevin Poulin served as backup to Cayden Primeau after finally being cleared to play from injury.
Just 13 seconds into the game, Belleville was guilty of turning the puck over behind their own net and Joel Teasdale was there to snap up the puck and put it over the goal line.
The goals continued to pour on as the Senators continued to make mistakes with the puck. Brandon Gignac and Pierrick Dube combined on a two-on-one rush to make it 2-0. Dube fed a centering pass to Gignac, who deked around Antoine Bibeau to score. 20 seconds later, it was Anthony Richard‘s turn to pick off a turnover and find the back of the net.
Shortly after that, Bibeau was seen talking to the trainer and then left the game. That brought backup Belleville goaltender Logan Flodell into the net.
Madison Bowey tallied a goal in the period as well, thanks to a puck that deflected off a Senators’ stick.
Belleville did manage to get on the board before the period expired. While Richard served an interference penalty, Roby Jarventie scored as Primeau was partially screened. They also had a lengthy five-on-three advantage before intermission, as Lucas Condotta and Xavier Simoneau found themselves in the penalty box at the same time.
Condotta redeemed himself early in the second period when he scored on Flodell to make it 5-1 for Laval. Jarventie, however, would score a second power play goal just before the midpoint of the game to pull back within three goals.
Third PeriodThroughout the game, Primeau made significant stops as the Senators put 41 shots on the board. His teammates rewarded him with more goal support in the third period: a power play goal by Nate Schnarr, and John Parker-Jones’ first goal of the season.
What’s Next?The Rocket now head back to Quebec for some rest and practice, before heading out on the road again next weekend to visit Rochester and Toronto.
Plus / Minus
▲ Cayden Primeau, Mattias Norlinder, Madison Bowey, Anthony Richard, Pierrick Dube
▼ Nicolas Beaudin, Olivier Galipeau
|2 for 3||Power Play||2 for 6|
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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