Rocket secure 4-3 OT win over Thunderbirds, extend win streak to four games

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Jean-Sebastian Dea scored 48 seconds into overtime and the Laval Rocket beat the Springfield Thunderbirds 4-3 in American Hockey League action on Friday.

His goal completed a comeback for Laval, who were down 3-1 heading into the third period.

Justin Ducharme had a goal and an assist for the Rocket (14-10-2) in regulation, while Alexandre Fortin and Tobie Paquette-Bisson also scored for the visitors.

The Thunderbirds (18-10-4) got goals from Keean Washkaruk, Mackenzie MacEachern and Sam Anas.

Laval's Kevin Poulin registered 34 saves and Colten Ellis stopped 31-of-35 shots for Springfield.

The victory extended the Rocket's win streak to four games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2022.

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