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PORTLAND DEFEATS ROCHESTER 6-3 AT HSBC ARENA

Thursday, 11.12.2009 / 10:16 PM / All News
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Mark Mancari (Photo: Heather Harvey)
Kevin Dineen Post-Game
Mark Mancari Post-Game
Derek Whitmore Post-Game
Paul Byron ignited a four-goal second period with a shorthanded score to help lift the Portland Pirates to a 6-3 win over the Rochester Americans in an American Hockey League game played tonight at HSBC Arena.

Philip Gogulla, Derek Whitmore, Cody McCormick and Kyle Wanvig also scored in the second frame for the Pirates, who improved to 6-10 on the season. Mark Mancari rounded out the Portland scoring, joining Gogulla and McCormick with a goal and an assist in the game. Tyler Ennis added a pair of helpers to the Pirates' cause.

Portland handed the Amerks their second loss of the season, dropping to 11-2-1-0 on the year. Rochester previously had a franchise record-tying, 11-game winning streak.

Jeff Taffe, Jamie Johnson and Chris Taylor scored for the Amerks in the loss.

Rochester led 2-1 after one period. The Pirates carried a 5-2 advantage into the third. Taylor closed the Portland lead to two with a power-play goal midway through the third but Wanvig hit the empty net to ensure the win.

The Amerks out shot the Pirates 26-24 in the game as Jhonas Enroth, re-assigned to Portland earlier in the day, posted the victory. Alexander Salak started for Rochester but was replaced by Chris Beckford-Tseu midway through the second after allowing four goals on 14 shots.

The Allied Home Mortgage Three Stars of the Game were 1. Mancari; 2. Johnson and 3. McCormick.

The Pirates complete a three-game road trip Sunday afternoon when they head to Bridgeport to meet the Sound Tigers in a 4 p.m. start.

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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