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Rochester Americans Exorcise Phantoms


With half a dozen goals on Saturday night, the Rochester Americans returned to their winning ways after losing in overtime the previous night.  After trading opening goals with the Adirondack Phantoms, the Rochester Americans went on to score three unanswered goals, which set up the offensive night.

The high output power play for Rochester continued, as they capitalized on 2 of their 10 chances.

Goal scorers for the Amerks included Rick Schofield, captain Kevin Porter, Evan Rankin, Nick Crawford, and Nick “Nasty” Tarnasky.

With the offensive output and the win, the Rochester Americans continue to lead the AHL in scoring, with 33.  They are the first team to eclipse the 3o goal mark for the club, having done it in only 8 games.  The win puts them in control of their division, and are only second to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL because the Checkers have same points but fewer games.

T.J. Brennan was kept off the scoresheet, but Luke Adam added an assist in the affair to his slow starting season, and Marcus Foligno also added a helper in a night that saw 11 players on the Amerks get points.  Frederick Roy picked up his first professional point as he picked up an assist in the game.

David Leggio continues to lead the Amerks from the crease, seeing action in all eight Rochester contests, he made 28 saves on 30 shots last night.

The Rochester Americans are off until Friday, when they host the Hamilton Bulldogs.  The game is at the Blue Cross Arena at 7:05 and will also be broadcast on the Time Warner Sports Channel.

Tags: Adirondack Phantoms AHL Hockey Rochester Americans