Matt Savoie made his season debut for the Rochester Americans last night and scored his first point as a pro hockey player in the win.
It was a long time coming, but Matt Savoie finally scored his first point as a pro in the Rochester Americans comeback win over the Charlotte Checkers. After the Amerks won a faceoff in the offensive zone on the power play, Isak Rosen found himself in control of the puck near the blue line.
He passed down low to Savoie on the near side, and Savoie found Michael Mersch at the left circle. The veteran did the rest, and the Amerks tied the game at one apiece at the 6:03 mark of the first period.
Savoie was quiet for the rest of the night from a scoring standpoint, but the rest of the Amerks got things going late in the third period. Jiri Kulich scored with helpers from Brett Murray and Nikita Novikov, before Aleksandr Kisakov tied the game at the 15:03 mark thanks to a pair of assists from Lukas Rousek and Tyson Kozak.
Matt Savoie scores first point as Rochester Americans beat Charlotte
Not even two minutes later, Jiri Kulich found Isak Rosen, and the Amerks completed the come-from-behind victory after scoring three goals within a three-minute span. In short, they accomplished everything the Ottawa Senators only wished they could have vs. the Buffalo Sabres the other night.
Overall, it was another huge, come-from-behind win for Rochester, who seem to be making a habit out of giving us thrillers in the season’s early going. Savoie is there on a conditioning assignment, and per the NHL-CHL Agreement, he is not eligible to play for the Amerks full-time, so he won’t be in Rochester for too long.
But that doesn’t mean he won’t give us a few thrills in the process, as he helped open the scoring for the Amerks in last night’s win. The Amerks season continues tomorrow night at 7 p.m. vs. the Laval Rocket before they head to Utica to face the Comets on the 28th.
(Statistics provided by Amerks.com)