SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Riley Stillman scored one of his two goals during Springfield's three-goal flurry in the third period, as the Thunderbirds downed the Laval Rocket 6-3 on Saturday in the American Hockey League.

Tommy Cross, Daniel Audette, Owen Tippett and Aleksi Saarela also recorded goals for Springfield (13-11-0).

Michael McCarron, Ryan Poehling and Matthew Peca replied for the Rocket (12-9-3), the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.

Springfield goaltender Samuel Montebeault made a season-high 38 saves. Laval's Cayden Primeau turned aside 33-of-38 shots in the loss.

The Thunderbirds went 3 for 5 on the power play, while the Rocket scored on 2-of-5 opportunities with the man advantage.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 30, 2019.