Goaltender Joseph Woll defeated the Laval Rocket almost single-handedly Sunday in Toronto, making no less than 56 saves in a 4-2 win for the Marlies.
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The Rocket had indeed started the game well with 20 shots from the initial commitment, and they did even better in the last third with no less than 28 shots directed at Woll.
The 24-year-old goaltender is having the best season of his professional career, posting a perfect 8-0-0 record and a .934 save percentage. He begins this year a three-year contract signed with the Maple Leafs.
If he was terribly effective in front of the cage of his own, Woll nevertheless gave in twice. Joël Teasdale first tied the game in the first period on a power play, then Gabriel Bourque allowed the visitors to make it 3-2 in the third period.
Bobby McMann's second goal of the game midway through the third, however, dealt a heavy blow to Jean-François Houle's troops. Alex Steeves was the other scorer for the Ontario team, while the former Habs collected his 25th assist of the campaign, he who took part in 33 games.
It's a third straight win for the Marlies, who sit first in the North Division by virtue of a 22-9-2 record.
The Montreal Canadiens' training club sees its four-game streak with at least one point (3-0-1) come to an end when it had the opportunity to join the Belleville Senators in fourth place in this season. same section. He'll try to find his way back by visiting the Rochester Americans on Wednesday.