The Rochester Americans stayed undefeated in the month of March, and did it on the back of David Leggio who stood tall and shutout the Abbotsford Heat.
Abbotsford didn’t beat David Leggio for a lack of trying – they peppered the Rochester starting goalie for 44 saves, and Leggio stood tall on all of them. The win was the 29th for Leggio this season, setting a career high for the undrafted American Hockey League goalie.
Despite their being 13 penalties called in the game, none went to Buffalo Sabres enforcer Cody McCormick. McCormick on the other hand decided that goal scoring was what he was good at tonight. He opened the scoring in the first period with a power play goal at the 5:18 mark of the first period.
Before fans had a chance to sit back in their seats – at the 5:35 mark to be exact – McCormick added his second goal of the night. In the American Hockey league, if he can’t beat you with his fists, he will beat you with his goals.
Cody would add an assist on the Amerks fifth goal scored by Luke Adam to cap his three point night. In just six games since being sent down to the farm – Cody has netted two goals and added two assists.
The win jumps the Rochester Americans up into seventh place – and is only three points behind divisional foe and North division leader Toronto Marlies. The Amerks and Marlies have played the same number of games so far this season.
Rochester is back in action again tomorrow night as they travel away from their home barn to face off against the Binghamton Senators.