Laval, Q.; – Rafael Harvey Benard netted a tie late in the third game before finalizing tic-tac-toe in overtime and allowing Laval’s rocket to beat Rochester Americans 4-0 on Friday. In an American Hockey League game.
The missile (33-23-5) took the fourth level from the northern section due to this victory, which it obtained on Wednesday also against the Americans (32-26-9). However, Rocket has a few games on hand on American (third in the division) and Syracuse Crunch (second).
Rocket double tap powerplay to unlock scoring. Danic Martel scored his 14th goal of the season as he pushed the disc into a large cage. Nate Shenar and Kevin Roy made the curling.
Sean Malone tied the match early in the middle of the period for the Americans.
Just 11 seconds later, Cedric Paquette put the rocket back forward with a shot from the Blue Line at the wrist. This is his seventh success in eight matches with Laval team.
Arttu Ruotsalainen took over for the Buffalo Sabers Ranch Club. Linus Weisbach netted before scoring himself and prioritizing the visitors with one goal.
When goalkeeper Kevin Boleyn made his way to the rocket bench to be replaced by a sixth skater, Sami Nico sent the debate into overtime with a low shot. Jean-Sebastien Dea and Harvey Benard were complicit in the equalizer.
The three players combined their efforts in overtime. Dia handed the disc to Nico, who arrived in a two-to-one state. His shot went under the opposing defender’s stick and stunned the goalkeeper allowing Harvey Benard to complete the sequence.
Kevin Boleyn saved 16 balls in the win. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 40 rounds.
Toby Beckett-Bison, Alex Pelzel, and Torey Dello are back to play with The Rocket. Lucas Condota played his first game in rocket gear, the one signed by the Montreal Canadiens on March 31.
Jean-François Hoully’s forces will return to the icy Place Belle in less than 24 hours to confront the leaders of the Northern Division, Utica Comets.
American 3 – Rocket 4 (accessory)
Seventh goal in 8 matches for Paquette
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