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Amerks Sweep Marlies With 6-5 Shootout Victory

Saturday, 12.18.2010 / 10:50 PM / Recap
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Amerks Sweep Marlies With 6-5 Shootout Victory
(Rochester, December 18)... The Rochester Americans earned a two-game sweep over the Toronto Marlies this afternoon following a 6-5 shootout win over their divisional rivals earlier today at Ricoh Coliseum. The Amerks have now won back-to-back games for the first time in two months since a three-game run in late October to improve to 14-14-2-1 and move within three points of third place in the American Hockey League’s North Division.


Michael Duco led the Amerks with a pair of goals and assisted on another as Tyler Plante earned the win with a 41-save effort.

Four different skaters tallied multi-point games for the hometown Marlies, while Ben Scrivens made 17 stops in the losing effort.

The Amerks jumped out to a 2-0 lead with first-period tallies from Duco and Scott Timmins, starting with Duco’s team-leading 10th goal of the season just 5:17 into the contest. Rochester’s lead was cut in half in the final minute of the opening frame as Juraj Mikus potted his first of the season to make it a 2-1 game.

Rochester regained its two-goal cushion again very early into the second stanza, just 51 seconds to be exact, with Duco’s second of the game on the power-play. The lead would be short-lived, however, as Toronto reeled off three straight goals in the latter part of the second period with goals coming from Danny Richmond, Christian Hanson and team captain Alex Foster to a turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead.

The Amerks opened the final frame with two quick goals from Paul Baier and newcomer Jeff LoVecchio just 69 seconds apart to put Rochester back on top 5-4. The Marlies answered right back and evened things up at five apiece as Brayden Irwin capitalized on the power-play at 16:09 to send the game into overtime.

After a scoreless extra session, it was Rochester’s AJ Jenks’ lone goal in the shootout that proved to be the deciding factor to lift the Amerks to a 6-5 win. The game-winning tally was Jenks’ second in the last five games, where Rochester has been tested three times in the shootout during that stretch. With the goal, Jenks is now a perfect three-for-three in his shootout attempts, good enough for second in the AHL.

The Amerks return home on Sunday, December 19th to exchange pleasantries with the Binghamton Senators at The Blue Cross Arena. The 5:05 p.m. contest will be the second in as many weeks between the intrastate rivals and will be carried live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK. The game will also be telesvised live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel 26.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 44 15 12 1 27
J. Huberdeau 41 8 17 1 25
A. Ekblad 44 6 19 7 25
J. Jokinen 43 4 20 0 24
J. Hayes 36 13 7 1 20
B. Boyes 42 9 11 1 20
S. Bergenheim 33 7 9 4 16
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
D. Kulikov 39 1 12 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 10 8 .923 2.32
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .887 3.09
 
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