Rocket 5 – Thunderbirds 1 | There will be a seventh game!

(Springfield) There will indeed be a seventh and decisive match between the Springfield Thunderbirds and Laval Rocket.

Updated yesterday at 10:52 PM.

Richard Lab

Richard Lab
Journalism

We write “well and well” because the thing seemed absurd, even impossible, early in the evening, on that very quiet Monday evening at MassMutual Center, in this small town in Massachusetts. Because the Rockets started the game in their wake, they were outdone, and had to defend four against five for a four-minute long, among other things, as a result of a high stick from veteran Devante Smith-Pelly.

But the Rocket survived, surviving several deals that magical spring and, in the end, securing a 5-1 win over the Thunderbirds and their very quiet fans.

This ultra-quiet arena became even more so at the end of the evening, when Danic Martel fed a poetic fake to goalkeeper Joel Hoover for the third goal. Then all the fans stood on their feet in the direction of the exits, while the DJ tried to reignite the flame with general rock in the ’90s, a strategy that fell like a Nickelback choir.

With all that, there will be a seventh game shown here on Wednesday night.

I am proud of all men. It was an important match and everyone attended. Everyone was ready, everyone was ready to win.

Gabriel Burke

The match ended 5-1, but that doesn’t mean it was that easy. Team Rocket had chosen to start this match with a formation of 7 defenders and 11 strikers, and one of those strikers, Jesse Ylönen, had to leave the match at the end of the first half, following an injury. According to coach Jean-Francois Houle, Ylönen should miss the last game of the series.

Once again, Kayden Primo was in an agile state in front of his Grid. Among his other successes, we will remember his stopping for Will Peten who arrived alone in front of him in the second period. Big play, since the disc went to the other end and defender Tommy Kroos made a very interesting spin. Danick Martel, who didn’t ask for much, just had to throw the puck into an almost empty net to hit his squad’s first goal.

“I missed an empty net in the previous game, everyone talked about it… This time I saw it, the net, and I wouldn’t miss it!” Summed up the Rocket forward who wrapped up the big evening by harvesting three points.

0 in 29

Gabriel Burke added the second, Martel the third, and we felt the Thunderbirds level up a bit, like the rest of the circuit. Interesting stats: Since the start of this series, Springfield players are 0-for-29 in the power game. This is not what you want.

Photo taken from @theahl twitter account.

Jean-Sebastien Dea and Tanner Kasbek in the confrontation circle

“It was important to maintain some kind of discipline and avoid sanctions,” Primo explained. Too many penalties can cut off your legs. So our short game was massive and gave us a boost in the back. We can play against these guys without a problem at five against five. So we are happy with the win, but we didn’t come here to win a single match…”

For the rocket, Tuesday will be important, and Wednesday too. Holly admitted: It will be necessary to manage the club’s energy well, because the gas tank cannot be empty at the time of the big game on Wednesday night. The club should also get training on Tuesday.

Until then, Rocket players will be able to breathe a little, and perhaps also enjoy the rural landscape of Springfield, as well as indulge in some good superstition, according to Holly.

“We found a good Italian restaurant when we got here on a Sunday, and then we won… so we will be back tomorrow!”



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