The Rocket was trying to take a 2-1 series lead last night against the mighty Springfield Thunderbirds. Need I remind you that the T-birds hadn’t lost a single match in its first two rounds?
It all started well for the Rockets, as Rafaël Harvey-Pinard scored his second goal in as many games (and since the start of the playoffs). RHP is launched. He was again the RHP of the regular season, who had finished at the top of the scorers Y pointers on the rocket.
Unfortunately, things went wrong for the home team (who were once again able to count on an impressive crowd at Place Bell). The Thunderbirds scored three unanswered goals … and never lost the lead after that. Final grade: 6 to 3 for the T-Birds.
Will Bitten, a former CH prospect, scored four goals against his old organization → https://t.co/ssE2c6hNlg
— Behind the scenes (@DLCoulisses) June 9, 2022
We will especially remember…
1. The indiscipline of the Rocket that received eight minor fouls and two game misconduct. Even if the Thunderbirds didn’t score a single goal on the power play last night (0 for 8), they were able to wear down their opponent at 5v3 and 5v4. It ended up paying evenly.
The Rocket tonight: 42 minute penalty
In three games against the Americans: 36 min penalty
In 5 games against the Crunch: 38 min penalty
—Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) June 9, 2022
The stated goal of managing your emotions well and not retaliating has clearly not been achieved on the Rocket.
2. The shine of Cayden Primeau. For the first 35 minutes, the Rocket stayed in the game thanks to the brilliance of their young goalkeeper. Yes, in the end, Primeau let in five pucks on 42 shots, but it could have been even worse (and much sooner).
3. The 10,043 people officially admitted to Place Bell. We were also able to see several familiar faces at the Canadian’s hostel.
There are people at mass at night.
— Kathy (@galymeroreboot) June 9, 2022
4. The Joshua Roy Game. The top scorer in the QMJHL in the regular league yesterday played his first game as a professional. He wasn’t overused, but he didn’t look bad when JF Houle called the services on him. Roy finished the game with three shots on goal, one of them an excellent scoring chance.
It is tonight that many people in Quebec will begin to understand what a player Joshua Roy is. He is not the most spectacular and electrifying to watch. If these are his expectations, he will be disappointed. He is very intelligent and cerebral in his game. Good IQ and launch.
– Nicholas Joyal (@NicolasJoyalThr) June 8, 2022
5. All four goals by Will Bitten, a former member of the Montreal organization. Bitten, who described himself as a young Gallagher in the making when he was drafted by the Canadiens, found the back of the net four times last night. He scored the last four goals of the match.
Bitten already has 14 points (including seven goals) in nine playoff games. He seems to have found a way to play inside Cayden Primeau’s head.
Recall that the Canadian traded Bitten to The Wild for defender Gustav Olofsson a few years ago, even before Bitten played his first game with the Wild. professionals… and the main interested party wanted to prove that it was a mistake last night. Bitten had about 40 friends and family in the stands at Place Bell yesterday.
Are 4 goals enough in front of a full barn at Laval?
What. One night. Home ice advantage returns with the Birds!
—Ryan Smith (@RyanSmithHockey) June 9, 2022
6. The defensive difficulties of Jesse Ylonen and JS Dea. They will have to close the game better.
They weren’t always lucky, but Jean-Sébastien Dea and Jesse Ylönen finished the game with a combined -9 spread! They are capable of much better than what we saw tonight.
—Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) June 9, 2022
next game : morning in Laval. Will the Rockets tie the game (2-2?) in their semifinal series? four of seven?
Note that Secondlythe Chicago Wolves already lead 3-0 against the Stockton Heat.
Kaiden Guhle advantage
Guhle and the Oil Kings took a 3-1 lead in the WHL final series last night. They are just one short win away from the WHL title and one Memorial Cup appearance.
The Oil Kings won 3-2 over Seattle with a goal scored in the final seconds of the third period.
—TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 9, 2022
Guhle did not accumulate a point, but finished the game in plus-2.
However, a strong allegation against Brendan Kuny drew attention for all the wrong reasons. Kuny, hit by Tyrel Bauer, had to leave the track on a stretcher. Bauer was ejected for five minutes and then ejected from the game (game misconduct). Please someone tell the describer no, Kuny didn’t hit Bauer! It was Bauer who hit Kuny!
next game : Saturday in Edmonton.
Remember that Guhle could also participate in the junior world championships in August, just before the rookie camp and the royal camp in Canada.
Simoneau and Trudeau in danger
The Falls won a crazy game last night at Shawinigan. Final score : 5 to 4 (in extra time) in favor of catsthey now lead the QMJHL final series 3-0. The Islanders blew no fewer than three leads into the game.
Noah Laaouan scores into his own net in extra time and Cataractes take a 3-0 lead in the final series! pic.twitter.com/MoQh66p2JE
—Hockey 360 (@hockey360) June 9, 2022
I seem to have heard Jasmin Leroux confide in thin air that a QMJHL team has never managed to win the final series after falling behind. 0 – 3. It feels like the end of William Trudeau and Xavier Simoneau, two CH hopefuls.
Simoneau picked up an assist while Trudeau was punted.
next game : tonight in Shawinigan. Shall we get the President’s Cup out of his suitcase? Will the town of Shawinigan celebrate next night?
Tonight in the NHL
The Rangers will look to win again tonight while playing at home at Madison Square Garden. Who will take a 3-2 lead to be one game away from the Stanley Cup Final?
Is he mojo and the impulse of the Lightning will have followed New York? Could the possible return of Brayden Point make a difference?
Or will Igor Shesterkin prove intractable against attackers who will let their attacking talent speak for itself? The answer from 8:00 p.m. on TVA Sports or Sportsnet.
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