Pressure continuing to build on road to Calder Cup

No matter who ends up lifting the Calder Cup later this month, each of the 23 clubs that qualified to battle for this spring will all have something in common. Win or lose, they all will have sampled the high-pressure hockey that only the postseason can bring.

Martel leads Rocket to Game 6 win

Danick Martel notched two goals and an assist and Cayden Primeau made 30 saves as the Laval Rocket registered a 5-1 win in Springfield on Monday night, setting up a winner-take-all showdown for the right to play for the Calder Cup.

Steady Primeau key to Rocket’s Game 4 win

Thanks in no small part to Cayden Primeau, the Laval Rocket are now in a 2-2 series with the Springfield Thunderbirds rather than attempting to fend off elimination tonight in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Bitten four times, Rocket fall to T’Birds in Game 3

Former Montreal Canadiens prospect Will Bitten had a career night, scoring four goals to lead the Springfield Thunderbirds to a 6-3 road victory over the Laval Rocket in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night.

Rocket bounce back to even East Finals

The Laval Rocket bounced back from a tough Game 1 loss and defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds, 4-2, on Sunday evening to even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece.

Former Habs pick Bitten thriving with Thunderbirds

The Laval Rocket and forward Will Bitten never quite connected. Now they will. The Rocket and Bitten’s Springfield Thunderbirds meet in the Eastern Conference Finals, beginning with Saturday’s Game 1 in the AHL’s capital city.