The Rochester Americans opened the scoring up with a goal by Cody McCormick, his third of the season for the Buffalo Sabres farm team – but outside of that, the offense fell silent and the Toronto Marlies were able to defeat the Amerks, holding fast to the first place position in the division.
The Marlies scored at the 11:06 mark of the second period, ending David Leggio’s chance at the first back to back shutouts for the Rochester Americans since Mika Noronen did it.
Toronto would add three goals in the final stanza – pushing their lead in the standings over the Rochester Americans to six points, with both teams having played 66 contests so far.
Last night’s game was televised by the Time Warner Sports Channel – and if you enjoy watching the Rochester Americans on t.v. – you get one more chance. The Amerks will play the Oklahoma City Barons on April 12th to conclude the television portion of their schedule.
There are just ten games left in the American Hockey League regular season for the Rochester Americans – and being six points behind the division leader, there is a small hope that the Amerks can steal into the top three playoff spots. One of their ten remaining contests is against the Toronto Marlies.