Laval Rocket had to go very slowly to tie the match on Tuesday in Syracuse. The game was worth the candle as he beat Crunch 3-2 in overtime in the fifth and final game of this second round series.
After Cedric Pacquete revived Montreal Canadians club-school hopes just 39 seconds from the final whistle in the third period, Gabriel Bork put an end to hostilities in extra time.
The Jean-Franకోois Howell Squad will now face the series winners between the Utica Comets and the Rochester Americans in the North Section Final. The two teams will meet on Thursday for the fifth match in the series.
The bold pass from Jean-Sebastian Dee in the Powerplay is the source of the game’s first goal. Anticipating the play, Anthony intercepts Richard Puck and Kaden walks alone towards Primau, where he hits with a dummy.
Richard, one of the many Quebecars at the Tampa Bay Lightning-affiliated club, seems to enjoy playing with a team from his native province. He was the top scorer in the Crunch with four goals in five games.
The home favorites doubled their lead in the second half after a lucky aggression. When Primow cut a pass, the puck was washed from Ryan Jones’ chest before coming back from the net.
Alex Blaze, in the power play, closed the gap by deflecting a shot from Louie Belpedio. Like Richard on the other hand, he scored four goals in the series.
Primau was superb, making 32 savings. He scored only 10 goals in four starts in the series. There is nothing to be ashamed of in the defeat of Quebecist Maxim Lagas, who smashed a 36-shot target.