Posts Tagged ‘Nick Tarnasky’

Oct 20 Video Highlights of Amerks Win Over Hershey

October 22, 2012 - By

The longest rivalry in the AHL continues as the Bears open up their 75th season at home. The Amerks fell behind by 3 in the second period but made a huge comeback fueled by a 4 for 6 performance on the power play and some awful goaltending by Dany Sabourin (4 goals against, 3 saves in second period). Marcus Foligno had his best night so far as a professional with 2 goals and 2 assists. Cody Hodgson added 3 assists and T.J. Brennan had 2 goals and 1 assist. On the Hershey side, Garrett Stafford had 4 assists and Jeff Taffe had a goal and 3 assists.

Final Score: Amerks 8, Bears 7

Joe Finley & Matt MacKenzie vs Patrick Wellar & Garrett Mitchell

Nick Tarnasky vs Matt Clackson

Video Highlights of the Amerks 4-3 Win Over Grand Rapids

October 20, 2012 - By

The Grand Rapids Griffins make their only trip to Rochester in search of their first win of the season. The Griffins took a 2 goal lead in the second period but 3 power play goals by the Amerks sealed the victory for Rochester with the final score ending 4-3.

Panthers Extend Offers to Five Players

June 27, 2010 - By

The Florida Panthers made qualifying offers to five players this weekend and told five others that they would not be coming back.  No real surprises with any of those moves.

Kenndal McArdle, Jason Garrison, Mike Duco, Jordan Henry and Tyler Plante were all extended offers.

Andrew Sweetland, Luke Beaverson, Peter Aston, Dan Collins and Nick Tarnasky were all advised to hit the free agency market on July 1st.

Tarnasky is a player that will stand up for his team but offers little in terms of offensive capabilities.  Assuming Kenndal McArdle can stay healthy he could easily step up to fit the same role and have the ability to score.

Dale Tallon told the media at the NHL draft that he wants to try and get Jason Garrison locked up into a long term contract.  Garrison is likely a full time NHL player for the rest of his career at this point.

Monsters Scare Away Amerks; Rochester Drops Fourth Straight

December 22, 2009 - By

The Amerks dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday night heading into the Christmas break.  I’m changing my wish list to ask for one thing, two big wins this coming weekend.  A lot of things are not going well for this team right now.  There’s also a lot of things that are contributing to things not going well.  There’s been a real lack of good practice time due to the schedule.  The lineup is all mixed up.  No one has faith in Chris Beckford-Tseu yet Ryan Mior was called up and expected to carry the game, something he did not do.

The team has off through Saturday for Christmas break so what we can hope for is a well rested team on Saturday along with hopefully some players returning from Florida.  A decent crowd is expected on Saturday night, hopefully it’ll be enough to put some energy in the team to pull out a win.

I saw 95% of the game but not enough to write a decent recap, so here’s the Amerks press release recapping the game:

(Rochester, NY)… The Rochester Americans extended their season-high losing streak to four games tonight, following a 6-2 loss [...]Read More

Amerks Win Seventh Game this Season vs Crunch

December 16, 2009 - By

The second period may have been one of the worst this season for the Amerks but they were able to hold on and after 60 minutes left the ice with a win and two more points in the standings.

It was the seventh win this season for the Amerks against the cross state rival Syracuse Crunch.  The only element missing from the game was the typical chirping, cheap shots, and fights between the two teams.

Mike Duco opened the scoring for the Amerks at 6:52 of the first period.  Jordan Henry had just gotten out of the box and fed a pass to Jamie Johnson who brought the puck across the blue line.  Johnson was stopped in his tracks by a Crunch player, passed the puck to Duco who let a shot go through some legs and beat Dan Taylor five hole.

Brady Calla scored his first goal of the season (pictured) and it was also the game winning goal.  It was the type of goal that’s been talked about with players stepping up and contributing.  Jimmy Bonneau did a great job getting Calla the puck to score.

Nick Tarnasky led the Amerks with two goals [...]Read More

Panthers Send Nick Tarnasky to Rochester

December 13, 2009 - By

Nick TarnaskyThe Florida Panthers sent winger Nick Tarnasky to Rochester on Sunday afternoon on a conditioning stint.  Tarnasky has not played in a game since fracturing his orbital bone in a fight with Chris Neil during the Panthers first preseason game on September 15th.

Some additional help is coming at the right time, I’m not sure how much Tarnasky can provide but we’ll take it.  We just have to hope that he can produce more than Ville Koistinen has.

Steve Gorten is reporting that Tarnasky will return to Florida before their Christmas break so I expect he’ll be in Rochester through the end of next weekend.  An NHL player can be sent to the AHL for conditioning for two weeks without having to go through the waiver process.

The game on Tuesday against the Syracuse Crunch is likely to be a physical one as always, it’ll be interesting to see if Tarnasky gets into the game that way or shys away to avoid any further injury.

Tarnasky Could Come to Rochester for Conditioning

December 6, 2009 - By

Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinal wrote today that it’s possible Nick Tarnasky could be sent to Rochester on a conditioning stint.  Tarnasky has been out of action since September 15th when his orbital bone was broken.  At this point with the callups and injuries it could be helpful to have him around for a few games.

I’d be curious to know if David Booth could be sent here as well for conditioning once he returns.

Gorten also wrote that Kenndal McArdle could be sent back to Rochester to rehab his shoulder.  An injured player can’t be “sent down” so McArdle would still get paid his NHL salary.  At least he’d be back “at home” and not living out of a suitcase in Florida.

Could be boring by yourself, but if I had the option I’d try and stay in Florida in December instead of Rochester.

Let’s hope the injuries stop in Florida and the Amerks can get some sort of steady lineup back together.

Here’s what Gorten had written:

Speaking of injuries, Nick Tarnasky, who is still recovering from a broken orbital bone suffered Sept. 15, did a lot of work on the ice [...]Read More