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AMERKS TAME BULLDOGS WITH 4-1 WIN AT HAMILTON

Wednesday, 11.14.2012 / 2:07 PM / News
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AMERKS TAME BULLDOGS WITH 4-1 WIN AT HAMILTON
(Hamilton, ON)\u2026 The Rochester Americans defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs by a 4-1 score on Wednesday after a special 10 a.m. start time at Copps Coliseum. Rookie forward Brian Flynn recorded a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to five games while the Amerks improved to 8-4-1-0 on the season.

(Hamilton, ON)… The Rochester Americans defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs by a 4-1 score on Wednesday after a special 10 a.m. start time at Copps Coliseum. Rookie forward Brian Flynn recorded a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to five games while the Amerks improved to 8-4-1-0 on the season.

Goaltender David Leggio stopped 26 of 27 shots on net while Kevin Porter collected two assists in the game. In addition to Flynn, Nick Tarnaksy, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc and T.J. Brennan also scored for the Amerks.

Rochester opened the scoring just 2:27 into the contest as Tarnasky swept in a rebound to put the Amerks up 1-0. After Brayden McNabb’s shot from the left point caromed off Rick Schofield’s skate, the puck bounced laterally across the goal-line to the left post, where Tarnasky was stationed for a one-handed tap-in to the back of net. The goal was the fourth of the season for Tarnasky, who has now scored in back-to-back games for the Amerks.

Rochester doubled its lead 4:12 into the second period off a well-executed odd-man rush that resulted in Flynn’s fifth goal of the season. Porter collected a loose puck deep in the Rochester zone and proceeded up ice along the left-wing boards. Upon gaining entry into the Hamilton zone, the Amerks captain feathered a cross-ice pass to a streaking Flynn, who finished the play with a shot over Hamilton goalie Robert Mayer’s left shoulder from the right circle to make it a 2-0 game. The goal, which was also assisted by Alex Biega, gives the rookie Flynn three goals in the last two games against the Bulldogs this season, including his pair of tallies versus Hamilton back on Nov 3. Flynn has also recorded eight points (4+4) during his current five-game point streak.

Gauthier-Leduc’s first professional goal gave Rochester a three-goal cushion at 12:35 of the second stanza. In an effort to maintain possession in the offensive zone, the first-year defenseman, who was making his pro debut, corralled the puck off the side boards and threw a quick shot through traffic. On its way to the net, the puck took an awkward bounce, handcuffing Mayer in the process and trickling just under the Hamilton netminder’s left arm for the goal. Porter and Flynn would each earn their second points of the contest with assists on the play.

Just minutes later, Rochester took a commanding 4-0 lead as Brennan finished off a nifty tic-tac-toe set up from Evan Rankin and Marcus Foligno for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. After eluding a defender, Rankin slid a pass to the left circle to Foligno, who found Brennan across the way and Brennan snapped a quick one-time shot to the back of net to put the Amerks ahead 4-0. The goal would mark Brennan’s third in as many games and puts him in a tie for the league lead in goals by AHL defensemen.

Hamilton broke the shutout with just 2:25 remaining in the game when Joonas Nattinen knocked in a rebound to make it a 4-1 game. Antoine Corbin and Gabriel Dumont recorded the assists on the goal.

Rochester returns to action on Friday, Nov. 16 as the Abbotsford Heat make their first of four visits to Western New York for a 7:05 p.m. matchup at The Blue Cross Arena. As the newest members of the North Division, the Heat and Amerks will face off eight different times this season, which includes two-game sets in Abbotsford in January and February. Friday's game will be carried live on Sports 1280 WHTK.

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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