The Rochester Americans are back at home tonight for an odd Thursday night home game against thruway rivals Syracuse Crunch, game time is at 7:05pm. The Amerks lost the first three games this season against the Crunch but have won the last two. The last win was back on January 9th, final score was 3-1.
The team has won six of its last eight, including two road wins this past weekend against the Manchester Monarchs and Providence Bruins. Looking at the past 15 games they are 10-4-0-1. Something strange is happening here in Rochester, the team is creeping closer to a .500 record.
The Crunch are coming off of a 6-3 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday afternoon, they have won three of their past four.
Goaltender Mike Brodeur, who has started 17 of the last 19 games for Rochester, and will start again tonight, boasts a 12-4-1 record in 17 games between the pipes for the Amerks. His 2.07 goals-against average and .933 save percentage presently rank him third and second among AHL netminders, respectively. Further, his two shutouts tie him for fourth in the league.
The game will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK, whtk.com [...]Read More