Tuesday May 3
K.Kuczmarski rescues Le Rinque with OT winner
(3)Le Rinque vs Dek Laval(2) O.T
With everyone wondering how the Dek Laval would challenge against Le Rinque, they sure showed that the can compete with them. It looked like Le Rinque were on their way to an easy night after rattling off two first period goals by K.Leveille and K.Gamache. Then, shortly after and just prior to the period ending, M-A Haber put the Dek Laval on board. The Dek Laval was content being only one shot away-from tying the game unlike Le Rinque who desperately tried to increase their lead. Even with plenty of ball possession, C.Zebib was there to make multiple saves to keep the game close. J.Hassan would eventually level early in the third period giving plenty of life and confidence to a committed side. Neither team was able to finish it off in regulation time which left a sudden death period to decide matters. After going over two periods without a goal, Le Rinque finally got the last say thanks to K.Kuczmarki beating C.Zebib for a rare time. The Dek Laval may have lost this game but felt pretty good about themselves going up against the favorites to win the division. Whatever they planned and spoke about definitely worked on this night as the game could have easily gone their way.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Kuczmarski of Le Rinque. If anyone can come through for a big play, K.Kuczmarski is that player. Le Rinque escaped a close battle with the Dek Laval thanks to their sniper notching the winner.