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Amerks Come Up Short Against Monsters

Wednesday, 12.29.2010 / 11:23 PM ET / Recap
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Amerks Come Up Short Against Monsters
(Rochester, NY)… The Lake Erie Monsters built a 3-0 lead to cruise to a 4-1 victory over the Rochester Americans tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. The matchup was just the first of the season between the North Division rivals. The loss snaps Rochester’s two-game winning streak and drops it back into the basement of the American Hockey League’s North Division.
Patrick Rissmiller led the Monsters with a goal and an assist as Kevin Montgomery and Ryan Stoa each assisted on two goals on the night. Jason Bacashihua stopped 24 of 25 shots for Lake Erie, who now owns sole possession of sixth place in the North.

Michal Repik potted the Amerks’ lone goal of the contest, his second in as many nights, and Jacob Markstrom turned away 22 saves in his third straight start between the pipes.

Rissmiller gave the hometown Monsters a 1-0 lead midway through the opening frame with his seventh tally of the season at 13:13. Stoa and Montgomery each earned assists on the play, which jumpstarted a three-goal run for Lake Erie.

Justin Mercier doubled Lake Erie’s lead late in the second stanza at 18:31 and David Van der Gulik provided a three-goal cushion on the power-play at 9:43 of the final period with just his third marker of the campaign.

The Amerks would finally get on the board at 12:29 of the third with a power-play goal of their own. Thanks to back-to-back Lake Erie penalties just 16 seconds apart, Rochester’s power-play unit managed to take advantage of its five-on-three opportunity as Chris Taylor and Mike Kostka helped set up Repik’s sixth goal of the season to make it a 3-1 game. With the assist, Kostka extended his current point streak to five games.

Matthew Ford put the Monsters back up by three at 14:07 of the final frame with his team-leading 10th goal of the season, giving Lake Erie the 4-1 decision.

Rochester heads north of the border to exchange pleasantries with the Toronto Marlies on Thursday, December 30th at Ricoh Coliseum. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m. and can be heard 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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