Rochester Americans PreGame Skate:

While the Buffalo Sabres skate to try and end a losing streak, the Rochester Americans will face off against the Abbotsford Heat trying to land their sixth straight win and continue surging up the standings.

Today’s Matinee at 1:30 for the Rochester Americans is the fifth contest against the Heat this year, and both teams show a loss and a win, splitting the season series 1-1 thus far.

The Amerks were able to make it five in a row against the Toronto Marlies Saturday night, running up the score against the team they have little success with.

While the winning streak has been nice for Rochester, it needs to continue.  The Amerks still find themselves in 7th place in the conference – but have played fewer games than all but two of the fifteen Western Conference Teams.  While they have not moved up much on the playoff ladder, they are putting seperation between them and the teams that won’t be making it to the Calder Cup playoffs.

Rochester has adapted well since the start of the NHL season, with losing products like Cody Hodgson, Marcus Foligno, and T.J. Breanna, the Amerks have needed to rely on younger players to carry the load.  Head Coach Ron Rolston should have little to complain about.

Today’s matinee constest is not on television, but you can listen to it after lunch by tuning in on line or to Sports Talk 1280.



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