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Amerks Pick Up Second Straight Win In 3-2 Shootout Victory Over B-Sens

Rochester climbs over .500 for the first time this season

Saturday, 02.26.2011 / 11:01 PM / Recap
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Amerks Pick Up Second Straight Win In 3-2 Shootout Victory Over B-Sens
(Rochester, NY)... After a very back-and-forth game and their third in four nights, the Rochester Americans came out on top and slid past the Binghamton Senators 3-2 in a shootout tonight at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. With the win, the Amerks are over .500 for the first time this season and have picked up points in eight of their last nine games, a stretch that includes just one regulation loss. Rochester is now 5-3 when ending in a shootout and is 28-27-3-3 overall, while Binghamton breaks an eight-game win streak and falls to 32-20-3-4.

Kenndal McArdle (2+0), who netted the only goal in five rounds of the shootout, and Michael Duco (1+0) powered the Amerks tonight. McArdle’s third-period tally broke a 1-1 tie and before scoring the eventual game-winner in the skills competition as Duco put his team on the scoreboard in the second. Rochester netminder Tyler Plante, making his 11th straight start, made some tremendous stops throughout the contest. He finished with 31 saves and stopped all five Binghamton attacks in the shootout to bring about the win.

Leading the Senators tonight were Corey Cowick (1+0) and former Amerk Andrew Sweetland (1+0), who each scored one goal apiece. Binghamton goaltender Pascal Leclaire posted 30 saves and stopped four of five shootout attempts by the Amerks in the losing effort.

Neither team was able to deliver a goal in the first period. Plante came up with some huge saves for the Amerks, including two shorthanded attempts by Binghamton.

The Senators got on the scoreboard just under the midway mark of the second stanza on their third power-play opportunity of the night. Cowick netted his first goal of the season as he slid one through the side of the net past Plante, who thought he had it, at 9:40. Jim O’Brien and Mike Hoffman assisted on the play.

Duco evened the score at one and got Rochester on the board 15:05 into the second. After Chris Taylor dished him a pass, Duco ripped a shot high over the left shoulder of Leclaire. The tally was Duco’s team-leading 16th of the year. Mike Kostka also picked up a helper, his fifth point in just two games.

Rochester grabbed the 2-1 lead 2:13 into the final period with a shorthanded goal by McArdle. With defenseman Mike Caruso penalized for hooking, Clay Wilson still managed to get the puck to McArdle, who then wristed it from the top of the right faceoff circle and it beat Leclaire short-side off the crossbar. The goal was McArdle’s 13th of the season.

Leclaire headed to the bench and Binghamton sent out an extra attacker late in the third to try and knot the score at two and force overtime. With 1:21 remaining in regulation, Sweetland popped one into the upper left hand corner of Plante’s net on the rebound, his third of the year. The Amerks were unable to break the tie, and an additional five minutes was added to the clock.

Neither club was able to score in the extra session, so they headed to a shootout. Both teams were scoreless in the first four rounds of shooters. After Plante denied the Senators’ O’Brien, McArdle headed to the ice for the Amerks and used his backhand to beat Leclaire just inside the right post, resulting in Rochester’s 3-2 triumph over Binghamton.

The team returns home on Sunday, February 27th for a 3:05 p.m. afternoon matinee against the Syracuse Crunch. The game is the eighth of 10 scheduled meetings between the longtime rivals this season and will be broadcast 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 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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