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Nick Baptiste

Amerks Shutout at Home in a Terrible Game

The article here earlier in the day was that the Amerks were looking to start winning games. That didn’t happen on Wednesday night. The Belleville Senators controlled the game from start to finish and won their first game by a shutout of the season. Over the last 10 games the Amerks only have two wins, …
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Gameday: Amerks at Marlies, Depth and Talking with Danforth

The Rochester Americans finish their lengthy set of road games this weekend on the road tonight in Toronto and Saturday night in Belleville. Rochester and Toronto have split the season series 1-1. Toronto won the first game 3-2 in Rochester. Rochester won the second game 2-0 in Toronto. Rochester and Belleville have played four times …
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Amerks Look to Stop Downward Trend After Losses

The second half of the season isn’t off to a good start for the Rochester Americans. A blowout loss followed by a shootout loss. They’ve only scored one goal in two games including an overtime session. They also had a penalty shot and three shootout attempts they weren’t able to score in. Utica gained another …
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Amerks Win Again and are Tied in Points for First Place

The Amerks won on the road again and are now tied for first place in points in the division and second place overall in the league. An excellent way to head into the Christmas break. To get technical for a quick moment, the AHL standings are based on points percentage so the Marlies are still …
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Amerks Win in OT after Late Third Period Comeback

The Amerks found a way to win again with a lot of thanks to their goaltending. They won 3-2 in overtime against Laval Rocket on Friday night in the first of back to back games in Laval. Besides another come from behind win the other big news happened just before game time when the Amerks …
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Scouting Report – 12/15/2017 – Nick Baptiste

Last Friday’s battle against the Marlies had a very post-season like feel. It was very clear that two of the top teams in the AHL had taken the ice. Even though the Amerks lost, fans in Rochester have legitimate Calder Cup hopes this year. Brendan Guhle showcased the speed and playmaking ability that has turned …
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Recapping Another Excellent Weekend for the Amerks

It’s another Monday morning in Rochester, NY and the Rochester Americans are coming off of another weekend that should be talked about with a win and a loss. A week ago the team finished the weekend with a three day road trip with three games in less than 48 hours and finished with 5 out …
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Recap: CJ Smith and Ullmark Lead Amerks to Win over Comets

Rookie forward CJ Smith is on a hot streak and on Wednesday night lead the Amerks to a 3-1 win over the Utica Comets. He tallied one goal, one assist and a team leading seven shots on net. He’s one of four players that has played in all 26 games so far this season and …
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Amerks End the Week with a 60 Minute Win

This Amerks team is fun. It’s only 22 games into the season but they’re playing as a team that should make those proud that have previously represented the logo. The team defeated the league leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night after two subpar performances. And without a top six forward that was called up. Eric …
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Amerks Lose after Costly Turnovers and Giving Up Another Third Period Lead

The good news is that the Amerks are tied for fourth in total points in the American Hockey League. The bad news is that they continue to giveaway points costing them in the standings. Rochester could easily be in third place overall in the league if it wasn’t for giving up third period leads. In 21 …
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Amerks Win and Score 10 Goals for the First Time Since 2006

It’s all about how you come back from previous games. The Rochester Americans rebounded in a big way winning 10-3 against the Binghamton Devils after being shutout 5-0 by the same team last Saturday. On Wednesday night the Amerks lost in overtime in a back and forth game losing 6-5. The team played 60 minutes …
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