Cayden Primeau gets his first playoff start

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.

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.


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