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Amerks Hang on For 3-2 Win Over Defending Champs

Saturday, 10.16.2010 / 10:50 PM ET / Recap
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Amerks Hang on For 3-2 Win Over Defending Champs
(Hershey, PA)… The Rochester Americans answered back from a 1-0 deficit with three straight goals to hang on for a 3-2 win to spoil the Hershey Bears’ home-opener tonight at the Giant Center. With the win, Rochester improves to 2-2-0-0 on the young season, snapping a brief two-game skid in the process. Over 10,000 fans were on hand as the two-time defending champs commemorated their 2010 title win with a ring ceremony and banner raising.
 
Third-year forward Michal Repik (1+1) and veteran defenseman Joe Callahan (0+2) each tabbed two points as Jacob Markstrom turned away 24 saves in his fourth consecutive start between the pipes.
 
Hershey also received two-point outings from reigning league MVP Keith Aucoin (0+2) and former Lake Erie Monsters captain Brian Willsie (1+1). Dany Sabourin finished the evening with 12 saves in the losing effort.
 
The Bears staked out to an early 1-0 lead just 5:40 into the opening frame as Willsie converted on the power-play for his second goal of the season. Aucoin and Lawrence Nycholat each picked up assists on the play after Rochester’s Mike Duco was sent off for a slashing infraction at the 5:06 mark.
 
Rochester responded under six minutes later with a man-advantage tally of its own as Repik found the back of the net for his first of the campaign at 11:04. Callahan would notch his first point of the night, and first as an Amerk with an assist, while Kostka collected his fourth helper in his last three games as the Amerks began a three-goal run. Repik also extended his current streak to four games with his goal.
 
The Amerks would take their first lead of the game at 14:53 with Michael Nylander’s second goal in an Amerk uniform and Evgeny Dadonov potted his first of the season at 7:15 of the second stanza to increase Rochester’s lead to 3-1 after 40 minutes of play.
 
Andrew Gordon brought the Bears back within one on another power-play goal at 6:54 of the third period, but Hershey could not complete the comeback despite holding the Amerks to just one shot in the final frame.
 
The Amerks return home on Sunday, October 17th to play the Adirondack Phantoms at 5:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The game can be heard live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester’s Sports Talk. The game will also be shown live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel 26. Fans can purchase the Zweigle’s Family Four Pack, which includes four tickets to a game, four hot dogs and four sodas all for one low price of just $52.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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