Rochester Americans PreGame Skate: Binghamton Senators

Over the weekend, the Rochester Americans had a busy schedule, and picked up five of a possible six points.  There only loss came at the hands of the Binghamton Senators.

Tonight, the Amerks can get retribution for their only loss so far in the month of March by taking on the Baby Sens in front of a television audience.

Tonight’s Amerks game will be televised by the Time Warner Sports Cable Channel, so fans with Time Warner will be able to fill the void of no Buffalo Sabres hockey until Saturday by tuning in to the American Hockey League.

There is no rest for the Amerks, as they are starting another stretch of three games in four nights – the same schedule that they endured this weekend.  Binghmaton has been less than favorable opponent for the Rochester Americans this year, claiming a 6-0-0-1 record, coupled with a 4-0 record in their home arena.

If Rochester wants to continue their surge up the standings – they will need to steal more than a point away from their interstate rival.

With the win over the Abottsford Heat – the Americans moved into sole posession of second place within their division, and stand only two points behind division leading Toronto Marlies.  Rochester is in good shape, however, they have played the same number of games as the Marlies – so there is no chance of sneaking those games in hand by in the schedule.

Despite a rash of call ups from the start of the NHL season and the revolving door with the head coaching change – the Rochester Americans still have veteran leadership steering the ship towards the playoffs.  Mark Mancari has taken control of the roster, and leads Rochester in all offensive categories.

Not only do you have the ability to see Rochester in action tonight, but Time Warner Cable will also be broadcasting Friday nights game – giving fans in Western New York two televised hockey games before the Sabres return to the ice on Saturday.

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