It took two goals by the captain Kevin Porter, and a 41 save night for rookie net minder Conner Knapp, but the Rochester Americans defeated the Adirondack Phantoms to end their skid and gets some points in the AHL standings.
Rookie Brian Flynn added a goal for the Rochester Americans and that gives him the tie for the team lead, along with fourth year pro T.J. Brennan.
Both of captain Kevin Porters goals game on the special team – as he scored once on the power play, and added on while his team was short handed.
Most of the scoring was done early in the game. Flynn had the Amerks leading just under four minutes into the game. It seemed like the Amerks woes were destined to continue, as the Phantoms answered with a goal by Sean Couturier tied the game just one minute later.
Conner Knapp would put up the shield for the Amerks, not letting another goal in for the remaining 55 minutes of the game. Porter would had his two goals by the halfway point of the second period, and the third was skated to a stalemate – giving the Amerks their second win of the season over Adirondack.