The good thing about the game on Wednesday night is that Amerks finally scored a goal after a drought of seven periods and over 147 minutes of play. Luke Adam was in the penalty box for goaltender interference and Evan Rankin scored shorthanded for his 12th goal of the season. One other good thing is that they played a lot better on Wednesday night than on Tuesday.
As of writing this Rochester is only seven points out of fourth place in the Western Conference right now. The team in fourth place? Abbotsford Heat. Following the game on Wednesday the Amerks have played in a league leading 23 games beyond regulation time. They have four overtime wins. Nine overtime losses. Six shootout wins and four shootout losses. Turn half of those losses into wins and the Amerks are ahead of the Heat in the standings.
Tossing another ugly stat out in the air is that on Wednesday night it was the sixth time in a row that the Amerks have had a one goal lead going into the third period and ended up losing (not six consecutive games, just six games where they’ve had a lead into the 3rd). The team [...]Read More