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AMERKS COME UP SHORT IN 3-1 LOSS TO BINGHAMTON

Wednesday, 10.17.2012 / 9:17 AM / News
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AMERKS COME UP SHORT IN 3-1 LOSS TO BINGHAMTON
Despite staging another late-game rally, the Rochester Americans\u2019 bid for a comeback fell just short as the Amerks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Binghamton Senators Tuesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

Despite staging another late-game rally, the Rochester Americans’ bid for a comeback fell just short as the Amerks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Binghamton Senators Tuesday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

The game marked the first meeting between the intrastate rivals since Rochester claimed a 6-1-1-0 record in last year’s season series with Binghamton.

Amerks captain Kevin Porter scored the lone goal for Rochester to cut its deficit in half, but David Dziurzynski’s second goal of the contest, an empty-netter with 15 seconds left in regulation, prevented an Amerks rally to give the Senators their second straight win of the new season.

“It’s early in the season, and we have a lot of lessons to learn,” said Amerks head coach Ron Rolston. “We have to find a way to get to the net, and if we do that, we can score more goals.”

After a defensive battle in the first, Dziurzynski went top shelf off a wrister from the left circle to give the Senators a 1-0 lead with under two minutes to play in the opening period. Jared Cowen and Mark Stone assisted Dziurzynski.

Binghamton then took advantage of a power-play and went ahead 2-0 with three minutes left in the second period when Patrick Wiercioch scored his first goal of the season with a one-timer at the point that snuck into the net. Cowen earned his second assist of the game when teaming up with Derek Grant before sliding the puck to Wiercioch for the goal.

Porter brought his team within a goal as he fired a wrister off the right post from the left wing to score his first goal of the season. Rookie forward Zemgus Girgensons recorded his first professional point when he and Mark Mancari hooked up for the assists on the play.

The Amerks had an opportunity to tie the game with a late power-play thanks to a too many men penalty, but Dziurzynski intercepted a pass in the high slot and sent it the length of the ice to seal the win for Binghamton with a short-handed empty-netter.

Rochester remains home on Friday, Oct. 19 as it hosts the former North Division rival Grand Rapids Griffins at The Blue Cross Arena. The 7:05 matchup will be the first of just two meetings this season between the two teams and will be broadcast live on Sports 1280 AM WHTK. The game will also be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (TWC Channel 26).

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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