Game One of the back to back series was close, with Abbotsford sneaking by the Amerks in a 3-2 matinee affair. The Heat netted the game winner in the second period – but a last minute goal by Nick Tarnasky made the score look closer than it actually was.
Last night, the Rochester Americans made no bones about who was the better team, while the teams traded goals through two periods, Brian Flynn potted the game winner with just under five minutes left in the second period.
Rochester used last nights win to surge forward in the standings, and now sit in fifth place, comfortably behind division leading Abbotsford by two points. The even better part of their position is Rochester has three games in hand on the Heat, and could easily find themselves challenging for the top spot in the division.
The Rochester Americans are off for almost a full week, as they don’t return to action until February 12th against the Lake Erie Monsters.