Laval Rocket head coach Jean-François Houle confirmed Saturday that Cayden Primeau will be the starting goalie for Game 2 of the series against the Crunch.
Jean-François Houle confirms that Cayden Primeau will be the starting goaltender for Game 2 of the series against the Crunch.
Mattias Norlinder is also included in the training.
Decision before the game who is eliminated. Not impossible that we play with 7 defenders. @ RDSca
— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) May 7, 2022
This will be the first playoff start of Primeau’s career. He has already played 82 games with the Rocket in the past three years. In 33 games this season, he has a .909 percent save and an average of 2.94 goals against.
Kevin Poulin didn’t do badly on Friday night but he needs to rest and that’s why Primeau comes into play. A bit of playoff action will also help the 22-year-old American boost his confidence.
He won’t be the only new addition to the Rocket roster tonight, however. Defenseman Mattias Norlinder will also play his first game in the AHL playoffs. The name of the player he will replace is not known at this time. This will be a pre-game decision. As RDS’ Patrick Friolet explains, it could be the case that an attacker gives up and Laval develops on the blue line with seven men.
The Rocket are 1-0 down in their series against The Crunch and hope to level the score before returning to Game 3 in Laval.
– A first goal in MLS for Waterman.
— CF Montreal (@cfmontreal) May 7, 2022
– Worrying moment for the avalanche.
Darcy Kuemper was forced off the ice after Ryan Johansen’s stick accidentally went through his mask and into the right eye area.
Pavel Francouz came on to replace Kümper. pic.twitter.com/9dIBwayLMY
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 7, 2022
– CF Montreal on course for another win.
5th goal of the season for the American! pic.twitter.com/efbTqB612l
— Frederique Guay (@frederiqueguay) May 7, 2022
– Ferrari dominates in Miami.
Ferrari wins qualifying; Stroll 10ehttps://t.co/hOhpGTDgxf
—RDS (@RDSca) May 7, 2022
– Liverpool have put themselves in an unfortunate position in the title race.
A draw that hurts Liverpool: https://t.co/NoMAoj40G6
— TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 7, 2022