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Friday, 12.28.2012 / 10:04 PM / Features
By Derek Wangler  - Digital Media Intern
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AMERKS NOTEBOOK
The Rochester Americans set a new franchise attendance record by playing in front of a crowd of 19,070 fans at First Niagara Center. The record-setting attendance also represents the eighth-largest crowd for a single game in American Hockey League history and the fourth-largest for an AHL game played indoors. Rochester\u2019s previous franchise record was set exactly eight years to the day on December 28, 2004, as 17,898 fans packed into then HSBC Arena to see the Amerks play the Edmonton Road Runners.

ROCHESTER AMERICANS
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 PRE-GAME INFO
 THREE STARS
1. Cody Hodgson
2. Mark Mancari
3. David Leggio
 UPDATE
The Amerks are now 3-0-0-0 on the season when playing Lake Erie.
 WHAT'S NEXT
Rochester returns home to the Blue Cross Arena tomorrow night when they take on the Binghamton Senators at 7:05 PM.

The Rochester Americans set a new franchise attendance record by playing in front of a crowd of 19,070 fans at First Niagara Center. The record-setting attendance also represents the eighth-largest crowd for a single game in American Hockey League history and the fourth-largest for an AHL game played indoors. Rochester’s previous franchise record was set exactly eight years to the day on December 28, 2004, as 17,898 fans packed into then HSBC Arena to see the Amerks play the Edmonton Road Runners.

Cody Hodgson picked up right where he left off, scoring two goals for the second game in a row. Hodgson is now tied for the team lead with six multi-point games this season. Since returning from injury, Hodgson has eight points (4+4) in six games - including five points (4+1) in his last two games.

Mark Mancari extended his point streak to five games with a two-point (1+1) night, and he has now collected eight points (2+6) during the streak. Mancari helped get the scoring started with an assist on Hodgson’s first-period power play goal, and then added a goal of his own at the start of the second period. The Amerks winger is now third on the team with 23 points (6+17).

T.J. Brennan is now tied for seventh in the AHL with 29 points (12+17) after notching an assist on Rochester’s first goal of the game. Brennan has been hot as of late, tallying 11 points (3+8) in his last seven games.

Monsters rookie winger Andrew Agozzino extended his point streak to seven games with an assist on Lake Erie’s lone goal. Lake Erie’s David van der Gulik also had an assist, pushing his point streak to six 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