The rocket (2 – 3) was facing elimination last night in Springfield. JF Houle’s men absolutely had to win to force a seventh final match tomorrow (also in Springfield). Otherwise, it is holidays that was about to ring in the bus that took them back to Laval last night.
The first mission was accomplished, as the Rocket defeated the Thunderbirds 5-1.
Danick Martel (2 goals and 1 assist) was the best of his team, scoring the first goal of the match at the start of the according to. Brandon Gignac (1 goal and 1 assist) is the only other Rocket player to have two or more points.
Cayden Primeau was once again stunning, stopping 30 of the 31 hits aimed at him. Since he took over from Kevin Poulin at the start of the playoffs, Primeau has been almost intractable.
Cayden Primeau manages to keep his fire stats so far in the playoffs and of course it will automatically be for the @RocketLaval this Wednesday for game # 7!
MBA of 2.10
% efficiency of .937
– Marc-Olivier Beaudoin (@ MOBeaudoin1) June 14, 2022
Martel and Primeau were named the game’s first and second stars respectively.
Tomorrow, therefore, a seventh game will be played away from Laval and even if his teammates begin to show some signs of fatigue (physical and mental), Cayden Primeau has no intention of escape him tomorrow night.
“We are not here to win a single game” – Cayden Primeauhttps: //t.co/ldDMpcJGJa
– RDS (@RDSca) June 14, 2022
Does the Rocket have a real chance of winning a second straight game away from the North Montreal crown? If the Thunderbirds don’t return to the power play by tomorrow night, the answer is of course Yes. The T-shaped birds they haven’t scored a single goal on 29 occasions with a man’s advantage (or two). Can the Rocket PK last another 60 minutes? Will the Laval team be more disciplined?
Since we’re talking about Rocket and Thunderbirds, know that …
1. Jesse Ylonen was badly beaten last night. He was shaken, he was unable to finish the game, today he will meet the team doctors and JF Houle does not expect to see Ylonen in uniform tomorrow night. Will Joshua Roy have another chance?
– JB Gagne (@gagnej_b) June 14, 2022
2. the Power supply used last night by RDS was still the one provided by the American League. A photo little qualitycompressed, which jumps when the cameraman moves from left to right, never is exciting on a TV 75 inches. I wonder if last night’s ratings were as good as those of weekend Last.
Currently, the Rocket takes the place that the Canadian left him finishing last and that CF Montreal does not claim during this break for the FIFA national team.
3. There was not TRULY not so many fan in Springfield versus Place Bell during the Rocket games. Only 6,533 people were present in the Mass social center Last night.
4. The Rocket is a club that despite the lack of young future stars, refuses to give up and will fight to the end. Even when he’s overtaken by a team with more talent than them, the Rocket doesn’t flinch.
5. It’s still a shame not to see Justin Barron (injury) and Jordan Harris (regulation) participate in these series in the American League.
6. Will William Trudeau eo Will Xavier Simoneau join the Rocket if he participates in the Grand Final?
7. It is not yet clear which Joel Hofer or Charlie Lindgren will face the Rocket tomorrow night. In theory it would be Lindgren’s turn (rotation), but Hofer has much better leads. We will see.
8. At the Rocket – and especially the Canadiens and their supporters – we will have to be patient with Cayden Primeau … even though he spent some wonderful weeks of hockey in the American League.
the @RocketLaval he will play his last game against the Thunderbirds on Wednesday night.
The full interview https://t.co/wspdlN1Juz pic.twitter.com/etZ8JR408U
– 91.9 Sport (@ 919sport) June 14, 2022
9. Two fire alarms went off at the Rocket Hotel yesterday. One around 7:30 am and another around 11:30 pm. He also wakes up on the morning of June 4th or 5th, at the start of the playoffs. Chance? Coincidence? I do not believe.
Third fire alarm at our Springfield hotel in the series! You can’t make it up!
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) June 14, 2022
Note that some Thunderbirds players who do not reside in Springfield are staying at the same hotel. James Neal, in particular. Let’s call him a collateral victim …
10. Tomorrow night’s Ultimate Match winner will face the series winner between Stockton Heat and Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup Grand Final. The Wolves have won the first three games of this series, but the Heat have just won the last two. Upcoming matches: tonight and maybe tomorrow in Chicago.
– Kaiden Guhle has never lost a single winning streak since joining the junior.
Basically, Kaiden Guhle won’t have lost a single streak in his entire WHL career.
2019: champion at Prince Albert
2020: series canceled #covid
2021: no series after a short season
2022: Champion in Edmonton https://t.co/lma1fedGnq
– Charles Lalande (@CharlesLalande_) June 14, 2022
– Other scouts talk about Shane Wright and other perspectives.
New @TheAthleticNHL: What NHL Scouts Think of Shane Wright, Cutter Gauthier, and Other Top Potential Clients of the 2022 NHL Draft https://t.co/U1Syj61pyn
– Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) June 14, 2022
– The Oilers and Jay Woodcroft still have to negotiate.
Contract negotiations do not appear to have started yet @Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft. I was told multiple @NHL teams are monitoring the situation with Jay in Edm as a handful of @NHL the teams continue their wait and see the pursuit of coaching. @ FAN590 #RealKyperandBourne
—Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 14, 2022
– Free beer and a beer with his name will convince Barry Trotz to return to Winnipeg, eh eh?
Will Barry Trotz be sensitive to this topic to join Winnipeg? https://t.co/66w6pvV5DH pic.twitter.com/j2PmnT8fBq
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) June 14, 2022
– Speaking of beer, some Windsor Spitfires fans were inspired last night.
If you build it, they will come pic.twitter.com/krdPFZaVRa
—BarDown (@BarDown) June 14, 2022
– Superb victory (and rematch) for Team Canada Women U18.
Incredible victory for Canada in the Women’s U-18 World Cup in Wisconsin. She lost 2-0 to Finland and 7-0 to the USA in the preliminary round, then won the gold medal in the 3-2 match against. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Canada’s top scorers have scored two goals in six games. Great that the IIHF has finally accomplished this.
—Ken Campbell (@ Ken_Campbell27) June 14, 2022
– What a bad week for Soccer Canada.
It is a window to forget @CanadaCalcioEN.
-The match against Iran has been canceled
-Match vs Panama canceled
-Game-Honduras useless for the preparation for Qatar.
So 1 good game played (against a weak opponent) versus 4 for most other countries.
—Jeremy Filosa (@JeremyFilosa) June 14, 2022