Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Rochester Americans Stomp Syracuse Crunch

The Rochester Americans started out the game with the first goal of the game, as Nick Tarnasky opened the scoring in tonight’s contest.  The Amerks and Syracuse Crunch then traded goals until 3:45 into the third period when Corey Conacher tied the game for the last time.

The Amerks must have been reminded of their first game of the season when they needed a shootout to defeat the Crunch.  Marcus Foligno, T.J. Brennan, and Brian Flynn all put 3rd period goals on the board to trump the Crunch two goals of the night as the Rochester Americans skated to a 5-2 beating of the Syracuse Crunch.

The Amerks were in need of a victory after losing two in a row and ending a home winning streak.

For Marcus Foligno, it was a three point night as he assisted on two goals as well as scoring one of his own.

Brennan’s goal makes his scoring streak seven points in four games.

Despite being red hot on the power play as of late, scoring 12 times in 43 attempts heading into tonight’s contest, having scored the second most power play goals – the Rochester Americans failed to capitalize on three power play chances afforded to them by the Crunch. The Rochester based hockey club had going into the night was ranked 7th among AHL clubs with a 21.3 efficiency rating on the powerplay.

The Amerks gave the Crunch five chances with the extra skater, and they were able to put one in behind David Leggio.

Frederick Roy, son of Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, was the only skater on the Rochester Americans to have a negative +/- rating, ending the night with a -1.  He was blanked on the score sheet but was able to muster two shots on net.

Rochester next takes to the ice on Wednesday November 14th in a school day game affair against the Hamilton Bulldogs in Hamiton at 10AM.

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