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Amerks Injury Updates, Luukkonen Plan, Standings, and Stats

The Rochester Americans were successful last weekend with two wins along with two perfect nights on the penalty kill. Unfortunately Saturday night struck and they also lost two key players to injuries. The team has only played 12 out of 76 games so it’s a good time to take a look at some stats, standings, …
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Podcast: Amerks Weekly Season Two Episode One

Welcome to season two and episode one of the Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and Chad DeDominicis from Die By the Blade. It’s a short podcast where we discuss what’s currently going on with the Rochester Americans and what’s happened since the previous episode. It’s also the only podcast …
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Recap: Pilut Overtime Goal Leads Amerks to a 7-6 Win

The Rochester Americans scored ten seconds into the third period to tie the game and then had to score with only 12 seconds left in the third period to tie the game again and force overtime. The final score of 7-6 is an obvious sign that this game wasn’t a goalie dual at all. Andrew …
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Recap: Five Different Goal Scorers Carry Amerks to a 5-1 Win

The questions Wednesday morning were about shots, scoring, and the power play. Wednesday night the Rochester Americans took care of all three in a 5-1 win over the Hershey Bears where five different players scored goals and one of those was on the power play. After the game Gord Dineen said, “Tonight we were not …
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Amerks Have a Silent Confidence Going into the Home Opener Tonight

The 64th season for the Rochester Americans starts tonight and the home opener couldn’t be against a better team, thruway rival Syracuse Crunch. Over the course of the last two seasons these two teams have built a disliking for each other. Zach Redmond talked about playing Syracuse to start the season and said, “They always …
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Game Preview: Amerks Host Marlies in Buffalo at Harborcenter

After a brief skate this morning in Rochester the Amerks will be boarding a bus this afternoon and travel to Buffalo for a preseason game against the Toronto Marlies at Harborcenter. The Amerks played Thursday night and lost a 4-1 game against the Syracuse Crunch at RIT. The Crunch had at least eight or nine …
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Sabres Assign CJ Smith and 13 Others to Rochester, Ruotsalainen to Ilves

The Buffalo Sabres trimmed the training camp roster down by 15 players on Sunday morning by assigning 14 to Rochester and Arttu Ruotsalainen to Ilves (Liiga) in Finland. Arttu Ruotsalainen was a long shot to make the Sabres roster out of training camp and the contract with his team in Finland indicated that if he …
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Sabres Extend Qualifying Offers to Seven of Eleven Players

The Buffalo Sabres extended qualifying offers to six restricted free agents prior to the 5pm deadline today and the list is almost what was expected. Players receiving qualifying offers were Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues, Jake McCabe, Linus Ullmark, CJ Smith, and Remi Elie. Last week Jason Botterill had stated that offers would be …
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Amerks Know Their Backs are Against the Wall

The biggest game of the season is tonight for the Rochester Americans who are on the brink of playoff elimination. The Toronto Marlies won the first two games of the first round best of five playoff series and will look to pull of the upset sweep on home ice. Toronto won 4-1 in game one …
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Amerks Season is on the Brink of a Total Bust

Everything was setup for the Rochester Americans to win game two but they didn’t. The team has been great all season at bouncing back from a loss and generating wins. They’ve also been great at winning games in front of smaller home crowds which there was on Easter Sunday. They’ve also found ways to score …
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Game 2 Preview: Amerks to Rely on the Bounce Back Game

It’s game two in the best of five series this afternoon and the Rochester Americans are going into a must win game on home ice. At the same time the defending Calder Cup champion Toronto Marlies are coming off of a confident 4-1 win in the first game Friday night. The Marlies made it through …
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