Mads Sogaard makes 26 saves, leads Belleville over Laval 4-3

MONTREAL — Mads Sogaard made 26 saves for his third straight win to start his American Hockey League career as the Belleville Senators edged the Laval Rocket 4-3 on Friday.

The Ottawa Senators signed the 20-year-old Sogaard to a three-year, entry-level contract on April 13 after he wrapped up his first professional season back home in Denmark.

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The Senators selected the six-foot-seven Dane in the second round of the 2019 draft following two successful years with the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers.

Logan Brown, Colby Williams, Jean-Christophe Beaudin and Egor Sokolov scored for the Senators (13-15-1).

Jake Lucchini struck twice while Terrance Amoraso also scored for the Rocket (22-6-3), who were 5-0-1 in their last six before the loss.

Michael McNiven stopped 20-of-24 shots for Laval.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021.

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