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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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