Marcus Foligno is showing the world the NHL should have continued operations, because he has outgrown the AHL. Helping the Rochester Americans with a four point night with two goals and two assists – the Rochester Americans came from behind for the second straight night to defeat the Hershey bears on their opening night 8-7.
T.J Brennan also continued his scoring prowess in the young NHL season by adding two goals and an assist on a night where offense was coming easy.
Six goal scorers on both teams made it a rough night for David Leggio who continues to get the nod for Rochester despite letting in at least three goals in every outing; and Dany Sabourin of the Bears. Both goaltenders played the entire game despite the fact that there was little they could do to stop shots as they came near the net. Leggio let in seven goals on 30 shots, Sabourin let in 8 of 39.
Seven of the fifteen goals scored on the game sheet were power play goals as the Rochester Americans and Hershey Bears both gave each other six power plays – the Amerks netted 4 PPGs, the Bears hit the back of the net with the man advantage three times.
The next game for the Rochester Americans will be in Buffalo at the First Niagara Center – as they host the Hamilton Bulldogs.