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Amerks Can’t Contain Griffins


Sometimes, when you team loses, you have to look for silver linings.  Last night the Rochester Americans got doubled up by the Grand Rapids Griffins.

This makes the season series a split between the former divisional foes, with each team winning on home ice.

Despite getting two goals on the powerplay, the five on five action was lacking, and the Rochester Americans fell by a score of 4-2.

The good news on the night, is that T.J. Brennan put the puck in the net, bringing his goal total up to 10, and closer to breaking the 40 year old Americans record by goals by a defensemen.

While adding a Calder Trophy to your resume might be great for your personal gains, most of the players in Rochester are looking for one thing, the start of the regular season for the NHL – and to play for North America’s most prized hockey possession, the Stanley Cup.

Guys like Brennan, Marcus Foligno, Cody Hodgson and the like are merely biding their time on the farm waiting for the chance to skate with the blue and gold.  No doubt for a guy like Brennan – who has only put the blue and gold sweater on briefly – capping the end of his professional career with a championship and a shattered record will do great things for his confidence.

The Rochester Americans are back in action tomorrow night – as they continue their stretch of three games in four nights.

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