The Amerks had the chance to win on Friday night but a costly turnover, failed power play attempt and a foolish penalty cost them the game. The Crunch are in the hunt for the playoffs as much as the Amerks are and they took full advantage of every chance in the game. The game also had a couple of fights with Travis Turnbull vs Ryan O’Marra and TJ Brennan vs Josh Brittain with Joe Finley jumping into the mix as well and squaring off with Matt Smaby.
Paul Szczechura, Evan Rankin and Colin Stuart scored the three goals for the Amerks in the 4-3 loss. David Leggio finished the game with 31 saves.
The loss drops the Amerks back into 10th place in the current standings for their playoff push but still only three points away from fourth in the Western Conference.
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The Amerks continue their weekend road trip tonight in Binghamton.