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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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