THE FINAL BUZZER: AMERKS VS. BULLDOGS

Kevin Snow of Sabres.com goes behind the numbers in Rochester's 3-1 win over Hamilton on Tuesday

Wednesday, 10.24.2012 / 9:50 AM
Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com

LISTEN TO RON ROLSTON’S POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE

FIRST STAR

Cody Hodgson: Collected a game-high two points (1+1) in 17:54 of ice time. He scored the game-winning goal at 12:53 of the second period by finishing off a nice individual effort when he beat three Bulldogs along the boards before cashing in his own rebound.

BY THE NUMBERS

- Power Play: 1/4 (Season total: 10/33, 30.3%)

- Penalty Killing: 2/2 (Season total: 23/32, 71.9%)

- Rochester’s third period power play goal was their eighth in the last three games. They have now scored at least one PPG in five of six games.

- Hodgson and Joe Finley both record their first goal of the year.

- Marcus Foligno’s assist puts him in a tie with Hodgson for team lead in scoring at nine points.

- Foligno and Hodgson are now part of a four-way tie for the AHL lead in scoring along with Cory Conacher and Justin Schultz.

- TJ Brennan’s third period goal gives him eight points, placing him second to Schultz for the league lead in scoring among defensemen with eight (4+4) points.

- Brennan records a team-high five shots, giving him 17 in the last three 3 games.

- Finley led all Amerks in ice time with 22:28; Mark Mancari was the leading forward at 20:34

Shots on Goal (Team leaders)

Hamilton: 37 (Michael Bournival – 6)

Rochester: 32 (TJ Brennan – 5)

- Amerks have been outshot in all six games this season.

- David Leggio made 36 saves to earn the win; he has now started Rochester’s last 32 regular season and playoff games.

Rochester’s Record When

Leading After 1: 2-0-0-0

Leading After 2: 2-0-0-0

Outshot by Opponent: 4-2-0-0

GAME SUMMARY

FIRST PERIOD

1-0 ROC: Finley's point shot changes direction off a Bulldogs defender in front of the net (11:45)… Shots: HAM-12, ROC-10

SECOND PERIOD

1-1: Bournival outworks Foligno in front to one-time pass from Holland behind Leggio (12:09)… 2-1 ROC: Hodgson beats three defenders off the half wall before burying a rebound past Delmas (12:53)… Shots: ROC-13, HAM-9

THIRD PERIOD

3-1 ROC: Brennan one times a point bomb through a crowd behind Delmas (16:09, PP)… Shots: ROC-9, HAM-13

UP NEXT

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