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FLYNN, BRENNAN POWER AMERKS TO 5-2 WIN OVER DEVILS

Friday, 11.23.2012 / 10:00 PM / News
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FLYNN, BRENNAN POWER AMERKS TO 5-2 WIN OVER DEVILS
(Rochester, NY)\u2026 Rookie forward Brian Flynn\u2019s first career hat trick helped give the Rochester Americans a 5-2 victory over the Albany Devils on Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena in front of 8,781 fans.

(ROCHESTER, NY)… Rookie forward Brian Flynn’s first career hat trick helped give the Rochester Americans a 5-2 victory over the Albany Devils on Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena in front of 8,781 fans.

Defenseman T.J. Brennan added two goals and an assist while Flynn also recorded an assist for a four-point night as the pair combined for seven points and all five Amerk goals. Goaltender David Leggio stopped 33 of 35 saves, including a shorthanded breakaway chance by Albany’s Adam Henrique, to pick up the win in goal. The Amerks leading goal scorer, Brennan buried two short-handed goals within a span of 6:35.

The Amerks struck first when Flynn scored his sixth goal of the season at 6:14 of the first period. Mark Pysyk was credited with the assist after his shot from the point rebounded off Devils goalie Jeff Frazee near the right circle. Flynn capitalized by flipping the puck over Frazee’s shoulder.

Flynn’s second goal of the night put the Amerks up 2-0 at 15:23 of the first period on a power-play. Marcus Foligno found a loose puck in front of the net and slid it over to Flynn, who was stationed near the left post for an easy tap-in goal. Brennan was also credited with an assist.

The Devils cut the deficit in half at 14:44 in the second period as Steve Zalewski banged home a loose puck for his first goal of the season to make it a 2-1 game. Mattias Tedenby attempted a centering pass from behind the net, but his bid caromed off Leggio’s left foot and came to rest in the crease, allowing Zalweski to poke it over the goal-line for the tally. Tim Sestito was also credited with an assist on the goal.

Rochester regained its two-goal lead with 24 seconds remaining in the second period on a short-handed goal by Brennan. Mark Mancari fed captain Kevin Porter, who had Brennan trailing for a 2-on-1. Porter moved it over to Brennan on the right side, and the defenseman deposited the pass past Frazee.

The Amerks took a 4-1 lead in the third period when Brennan scored his second short-handed goal of the game. Last year’s point leader, Phil Varone, stole the puck and found Flynn charging toward the net up the right wing wall. Varone made a pass to Brennan, who collected the puck and shot a wrister into the back of the net.

The Devils scored at 7:57 to make the score 4-2 when Raman Hraberenka scored his first goal of the season.

The Amerks put the game out of reach with 1:10 left in the game when Flynn completed his first professional hat trick on a empty net to make the score 5-2.

Rochester remains at home on Wednesday, Nov. 28 as the San Antonio Rampage make their only trip of the season to Western New York. The 7:05 p.m. contest at The Blue Cross Arena will be the first of just two meetings between the interconference rivals this season and will be broadcast live on Sports 1280 WHTK.

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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