In search for perfection
“We’re at the beginning of the season. We’re getting to know each other. The chemistry isn’t there yet. That’ll come in the next few games,” said forward Brandon Gignac after the Laval Rocket’s 7-4 loss to the Rochester Americans on Friday.
That was the general conclusion after the Laval club’s two games in two nights on the road. Jean-François Houle’s team then fell 5-0 to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night.
“Syracuse was ready and prepared to face us. They won a lot of battles along the boards, so credit to them for a whole game,” summarized Houle after the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning’s farm team.
Even so, the Rocket still managed to score four times against Rochester, a team that takes fifth place in the overall standings.
In that game, defenseman Olivier Galipeau picked up his first two assists of the campaign, while Lias Andersson scored two more goals to bring his total to seven in as many games.
While the players are looking forward to a string of victories, they are optimistic that they will come sooner rather than later.
‘The season is still young and we have a lot of new faces,” pointed out John Parker-Jones after his first game of the season. We need to find our rythym. Obviously, it’s tough right now, but we’re going to turn the page and work hard.”
It’s the perfect opportunity to get back on the winning track, as the Laval team plays its next three games at Place Bell, starting on Wednesday night against the Utica Comets. The series concludes over the weekend when the Rocket take on the Toronto Marlies twice in less than 24 hours, first on Friday night and then on Saturday night.
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