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Holy Colby! Rookie Nets First Two Pro Goals In Win

Saturday, 10.30.2010 / 11:28 PM ET / Recap
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Holy Colby! Rookie Nets First Two Pro Goals In Win
Rookie defenseman Colby Robak scored his first two professional goals to guide the Rochester Americans to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Adirondack Phantoms tonight. The win at the Glens Falls Civic Center moved the Amerks into sole possession of first place in the North Division with Abbotsford to play later this evening.

Rochester (6-4-1-0) now has 13 points and secured seven points on its season-long, cross-continental four-game road trip. The loss was the seventh straight for the Phantoms.

Amerks’ center Bill Thomas opened and closed the scoring with a marker just 38 seconds into the contest and added an empty-netter with 33 seconds to play. Thomas finished the game with two goals and one assist to give him five points (2+3) in his last two games. Jacob Markstrom turned away 31 shots to record his fourth victory of the season.

Adirondack got three-point performances from Andrew Rowe (2+1) and Jonathon Kalinski (1+2). Stefan Legein also added two assists. Johan Backlund made 21 saves in the home loss. Both teams had success on the power as Rochester was 2-for-6 and Adirondack was 3-for-9.

Thomas scored just his second goal of the season 38 seconds into the contest as he beat Backlund to the left-pad side for a 1-0 lead. After a power-play goal by Rowe tied the game, Kenndal McArdle scored his fourth goal in six games to give Rochester a 2-1 lead. The Amerks’ power-play goal was assisted on by Joe Callahan and Mike Kostka at 4:58. The Phantoms evened the game on the power play at 10:29 as Rowe scored his second of the game. Legein and Kalinski earned their second assists of the contest.

In the second period, Kalinski and Rowe hooked up for the third time at 8:49. This time it was Kalinski who scored on the power play from Rowe and Marc-Andre Bourdon for a 3-2 Phantoms’ lead. Before the end of the second frame, Robak scored his first professional with a blast underneath the crossbar to even the game at three apiece. Fellow rookie Eric Selleck assisted on the goal at 18:12.
Robak then netted the second of his career, and second of the night, at 7:58 of the third period. Clay Wilson and Thomas assisted on the power-play tally. Thomas added an empty-netter with in the final seconds to give the Amerks their third straight win.

The Amerks return home on Friday, November 5th for a 7:35 p.m. game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The first 5,000 fans will receive an Amerks T-shirt. Fans can also take advantage of the Friday night “Dollar Drinks and Dogs” and the Mark’s Pizzeria Family Value Night promotions. Call (585) 454-5335 and ask to speak to a ticket representative for more details. The contest will be carried live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester’s Sports Talk.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
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10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
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R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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