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Laval Rocket loses fourth straight game
The Laval Rocket is not off to the start it had hoped for.

With a 5-9-2 record, Jean-François Houle’s troupe finds itself in 14ᵉ place in the AHL East.

Yet the team looks pretty well-endowed on paper, with depth on defense, not to mention Joshua Roy, who is tied for third in the AHL in scoring.

In the first period, we had to wait until the very end of the frame to see the first goal of the game.

Unfortunately, it was the Rochester Americans who opened the scoring, with barely a second left on the clock.

Jeremy Davies scored, assisted by Jiri Kulich and Zach Metsa.

Kulich was having an excellent season, with 11 goals and 4 assists in 15 games prior to the match.

Laval opened the scoring in the second period.

Jan Mysak scored his second goal of the season, well placed in the slot.

Nathan Légaré and Nolan Yaremko were credited with assists on the goal.

With just over five minutes left in the third period, Rochester fought back.

Mason Jobst put Rochester back in front. Kulich picked up his second assist of the game and moved to within one point of Joshua Roy and his 18 points this season.

Fortunately for Jean-François Houle’s team, Riley Kidney set the record straight.

Olivier Galipeau and Mitchell Stephens both picked up an assist.

The third period went very quickly, with very few stoppages in play.

The level of play went up a notch in the final frame, and there were some good chances on both sides.

Rocket goalkeeper Strauss Mann was particularly impressive, keeping his team in the game on several occasions.

No goal in the third: overtime.

Riley Kidney seemed to have been hooked, but the referees didn’t call anything on the sequence and it led to a great Rochester chance.

Unfortunately for Laval, Lukas Rousek was the hero for the Rochester Americans in overtime.

A 3-2 loss for the Rocket, their fourth in a row.

The Americans also won their last match against the Rocket on Wednesday in overtime.

Laval once again misses out on an important victory.

The Rocket’s next game is on Saturday night, against the Syracuse Crunch.

Breaking news

– The possibility of a new amphitheatre is the talk of the town.

– After being benched in the third period, the Finn gave the CH victory in the shootout.

– A game executed to perfection.

– Now that’s confidence.

– The Grey Cup was in the 98.5 FM studio.

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