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Tuesday, 10.17.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Amerks Start Mirroring Sabres

October 17, 2006

The Rochester Americans are off to their best start in eight seasons. The Amerks (4-0-0-0, eight points) are currently in first place in the North Division and are only one of three undefeated teams left in the American Hockey League.

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Rochester's four-game winning streak to open the team's 51st season is the best start since the 1999-00 squad reeled off nine straight victories. The Amerks remained unbeaten with two wins over the Binghamton Senators last week. Rochester downed the B-Sens 2-1 in a sudden-death shootout Friday and then beat Binghamton 3-2 the following night.

This week, Rochester plays two games in two nights. On Friday, October 20th, the Amerks host the Peoria Rivermen at 7:35 p.m. and then travel to play the Toronto Marlies on Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK, whtk.com and B2 Networks.

The Peoria Rivermen make their second stop in Rochester in the team's history. Last season, the Rivermen defeated the Amerks 2-1 on March 15th at The Blue Cross Arena. The affiliate of the St. Louis Blues had a banner first season in the AHL, finishing third in the West Division and advancing to the Calder Cup Playoffs.

This season, the Rivermen are 3-1-0-0 (six points) and are two points behind the West Division leading Iowa Stars. Peoria has won two straight after completing a weekend sweep of the San Antonio Rampage.

On Saturday, Rochester makes its first of five trips to Ricoh Coliseum to play the Toronto Marlies. The game is also part of a 10-game regular season series between the North Division rivals. The Marlies (1-2-1-0, three points) are in fourth place after having gone winless in their last three games.

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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