Tyler Plante made 38 saves and shutout the Grand Rapids Griffins which clinched a spot in the playoffs for the Rochester Americans. It will be the Amerks first appearance in the post season since 2007 when they were defeated in the first round by the Hamilton Bulldogs who went on to win the Calder Cup.
Chris Taylor scored his 16th goal of the year on the power play from Repik and Mink in the first period. Evgeny Dadonov scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season in the second period to give the Amerks a comfortable lead.
The shutout for Plante was his third of the season. Heading down the stretch of the final five games there’s still no clear number one goalie for the playoffs but it seems as if Plante is trying to make a case for himself.
And with the playoffs comes a new season where anything can happen and that’s what we have to hope for. The players and coaches set a goal at the end of last season to make the playoffs and they have done just that. It’s time to set a new goal, playing into the month of June!