The Rochester Americans lit up the scoreboard on Wednesday night with four power play goals in a 6-1 win over the Abbotsford Heat to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Rochester could win the series with a win on Friday night. Ever since the game one loss last Thursday I don’t think anyone would have predicted the Amerks would be scoring goals like they are.
Well, David Shantz has been the starting goalie for the Heat so it’s not that far fetched.
Tyler Plante stopped 46 of 47 shots on Wednesday night.
The Amerks have outscored the Heat 18-6 since last Thursday and just about every player on the Amerks roster is producing points in this series. They’re playing the way a team should play in the playoffs. Ignoring game one, they’ve done a decent job not taking as many dumb penalties. They’ve scored big goals in the second period to build leads. They’ve had strong goaltending. They’ve played physical and proved that they could not be pushed around.
The chemistry that this team had back in October as they won game after game is back.
Here’s the scoring:
1. RCH Johnson, (1) (Garrison, Matthias), 8:49 (PP)