The Rochester Americans had little to celebrate last night, as they dropped another contest to start their first losing streak of the season. Another empty net goal to end a game made the score look worse than it was, the Binghamton Senators became the second team to beat the Rochester based AHL squad. Following the 3-1 loss to the Toronto Marlies, the Amerks are not off to the start they would have liked for the season.
Buffalo Sabres prospect Zemgus Girgenson was able to notch his first professional point as he assisted on the Amerks lone goal. Mark Mancari also tallied a point as pivot man Kevin Porter was the only goal scorer on the night.
Penalty woes continued as the B-Sens were able to score on the power play, but were held to just one goal in five chances. The B-Sens penalty kill was up to task, killing off seven penalties. The empty net goal came against the Amerks while the Senators were down a man – two counting the extra attacker.
With news breaking yesterday about a proposal that could save the 2012-2013 season, the Rochester Americans may have a limited window to continue to use many of the Buffalo Sabres higher touted prospects, as the NHL is hoping to start their NHL season on November 2nd. The Amerks will continue to look for win number two on the young season as they continue a home stand on Friday October 19th against the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The season continues on Saturday against the Hershey Bears in Hershey, before the Amerks host Hamilton in Buffalo at the First Niagara Center on the 23rd.