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Monday, 10.22.2012 / 4:13 PM
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / BEYOND THE BOARDS
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PRIMED AND READY

Haven’t had a chance to keep up with the Rochester Americans so far this season? Don’t fret. Here’s a quick primer to get you in the know for Tuesday’s “home” game against the Hamilton Bulldogs at First Niagara Center. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

  • The Amerks are 3-2-0 through their first five games, and are currently on a two-game winning streak. Their six points place them third in AHL’s North Division, and fifth overall in the Western Conference.

  • Rochester is nine-for-29 on the power play, good for fourth overall in the AHL at 31.0%. Their nine power play markers are also the most in the league. They are 4/19 at home, and 5/10 on the road – including converting on four of six opportunities in an 8-7 win at Hershey on Saturday.

  • The eight goals scored against Hershey are the most in one game by any AHL team so far in the 2012-13 season. The 15 combined goals are also a single-game high. Rochester averages four goals for/game, while allowing an average of 4.20.

  • While the power play has sizzled, Rochester’s penalty killing has fizzled. They’ve allowed a league-high nine power play goals, and rank 27th in the AHL on the PK at 70.0% (21/30).

  • Despite their 3-2-0 record, the Amerks have been outshot in all five games and have allowed a league-high 178 shots on goal.

  • Marcus Foligno leads the team in scoring, and is second in the AHL with eight points in five games. His five goals are tied for the league lead with Syracuse’s Tyler Johnson. Foligno posted a career-high four points (2+2) in Saturday’s win over Hershey.

  • Cody Hodgson has yet to score a goal, but his seven assists are tops in the AHL. The 22-year-old center is tied for second in team scoring with T.J. Brennan, and has picked up at least one point in four of Rochester’s five games.

  • T.J. Brennan leads all AHL defensemen in scoring with seven points (3+4) in five games, with five of his seven points coming on the power play. He’s also tied with Mark Mancari for the team lead in shots on goal with 15.

  • David Leggio has played every minute of the season in net for the Amerks, and leads all AHL goaltenders in minutes played (302:01) and saves (157). In five games he has a 3.97 GAA and .897 save%.

  • The Amerks were 3-5-1-1 in 10 games against Hamilton last season: 2-2-0-1 at home; 1-3-1-0 on the road. In 152 games all-time vs. Hamilton, the Amerks have a record of 75-67-10.

  • Hamilton – Montreal’s AHL affiliate – has played a league-low three games this season, compiling a record of 2-1-0. After opening the season with wins over Grand Rapids and Toronto, the Bulldogs were blanked 5-0 by the Marlies on Saturday.

  • Aaron Palushaj leads the Bulldogs in scoring with three points (2+1) in three games, while top Montreal prospect Louis Leblanc is tied with Palushaj for the team lead in goals with two.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82