It is coming up on the one year anniversary of T.J. Brennan‘s first NHL goal scored on November 19, 2011 against the Boston Bruins. Last night against the Adirondack Phantoms, Brennan was the only one able to score for the Rochester Americans.
Despite scoring first, and getting a 29 save night from David Leggio, the Rochester Americans could not hold their lead for long in the game, and the Phantoms were the only ones to score in the third period to end this close game in regulation.
Stark contrast to the 6-2 rout the Americans gave the Phantoms in their last performance together. Evan Rankin, and Brian Flynn grabbed the assists on the lone Rochester Americans goal.
Danny Syvret scored the games tying goal, and added the assist on the game winning goal scored in the third period by Garrett Roe.
Power Plays were important, but few and far between for the clubs as teams are starting to settle down and get in the groove of playing AHL hockey once again. The Rochester Americans went 1 for 1 on the power play, but allowed the Phantoms to get a goal on one of their three chances.
The Rochester Americans are back at it tonight as they face off against the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial at OneCenter in Syracuse.