September 27, 2022
Springfield Thunderbirds fall to Laval in OT, Eastern Conference Finals series tied at 2-2

LAVAL, QC – The Springfield Thunderbirds saw their Eastern Conference Finals series get evened up by the Laval Rocket on Friday night at Place Bell, with the home team coming away 3-2 victors in overtime.

After giving up the first goal in each of the first three games in the series, the T-Birds went right to the attack in Game 4. Picking up right where they left off in their nine-point Game 3 performance, the line of MacKenzie MacEachern, Dakota Joshua, and Will Bitten got Springfield its first 1-0 lead of the series just 3:47 into action.

MacEachern would be the beneficiary, taking a drop from Bitten along the right wing and driving to the net before elevating a forehand over Cayden Primeau’s glove hand for his sixth goal of the playoffs.

3:39 later, that line was back to work, and Joshua cashed in by poking a rebound in the blue paint in behind Primeau and the goal line at 7:26 to make it a 2-0 game.

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