GAME RECAP | Laval Rocket vs Milwaukee Admirals: Line-up, Score, Statistics, Highlights, Post-Game, Interviews, AHL, Three Stars, Rocket Sports Media
|FINAL | Game 67, Away Game 35 | Saturday, April 1, 2023|
|UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena|
Rocket LineupForward lines
Anthony Richard – Peter Abbandonato – Joel Teasdale
Emil Heineman – Mitchell Stephens – Pierrick Dube
Jan Mysak – Lucas Condotta – Xavier Simoneau
Riley McKay – Nolan Yaremko – Gabriel BourqueDefense pairings
William Trudeau – Nicolas Beaudin
Mattias Norlinder – Corey Schueneman
Olivier Galipeau – Tory DelloGoaltenders
Cayden Primeau – Kevin PoulinScratches
Danick Martel, Madison Bowey, John Parker-Jones, Frederic Allard, Brandon Gignac, Jayden StrubleInjuries
Gianni Fairbrother (knee), Otto Leskinen
Game Report written by Amy Johnson
What a difference a week makes! After winning three out of their three road games so far this week, the Laval Rocket entered tonight’s game in Milwaukee back in fifth place in the North Division. That’s enough to put them back in a playoff position, but just barely. With Cleveland and Belleville still nipping at their heels, and with games in hand, the Rocket had a tough task ahead of them on Saturday night.
Play was pretty balanced and understated in the first 10 minutes of this game. Then the building woke up a bit when the Admirals took a 1-0 lead off of a goal by Anthony Angello.
Things heated up a few minutes later when big Isaac Ratcliffe mixed things up with Xavier Simoneau. The officials broke things up before an actual fight, with Simoneau heading to the box for a two-minute roughing minor. Ratcliffe was given four minutes for roughing and assessed a 10-minute misconduct.
Emil Heineman ripped a snap shot from the point after a big rebound on the power play, and Gabriel Bourque deflected the puck in to even the score at 1-1.
With just under two minutes to go before intermission, Milwaukee regained their one-goal lead when Tommy Apap quickly released a wrister from the left circle that beat Cayden Primeau up high.
The penalty boxes were active again this period, and the Rocket took advantage when they could. After assisting on a power play goal in the previous period, Heineman scored one of his own in the second.
However, seconds later the Admirals got that goal right back when Navrin Mutter scored his first professional goal by putting a juicy rebound past Primeau.
Pierrick Dube evened the score again when he found the back of the net just 25 seconds into the third period, with a shot from the slot.
Anthony Richard gave the Rocket their first lead of the night when he and Nolan Yaremko had numbers on a shorthanded breakaway.
Dube added a second tally on the night around the midway point of the period when the puck rolled to his stick and he had a wide open net back door.
With 57 seconds left in the game, Tye Felhaber pulled the Admirals back within one but moments later it was negated when Mitchell Stephens sent the puck down the length of the ice into an empty net.
What’s NextThe Rocket have finished off a very successful road trip this week and have, for now, solid command of the fifth and final playoff position in the North Division. But division rivals will play games on Sunday and Wednesday, while Laval waits for their next game on Friday when Cleveland comes to Place Bell.
Plus / Minus
▲ Emil Heineman, Pierrick Dube,
▼ Corey Schueneman, Riley McKay
|2 for 4||Power Play||1 for 4|
Stars of the Game
|AHL Official Three Stars|
|Video highlights will be added when available|
What Did They Say?
Post-game interviews not available for tonight’s road game
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