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Recap: Syracuse was Silenced by Mittelstadt

Anyone that has ever been to a hockey game in Syracuse knows that the building can be loud, fans can be obnoxious, and the announcer can sound like he’s headlining a wrestling event. The best way to overcome all of those things is to win a hockey game and that’s what the Rochester Americans did …
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Recap: Amerks Lose in Charlotte

The game Tuesday night in Charlotte started off on the right path with Rasmus Asplund scoring just 41 seconds into game but they were only able to hold onto the lead for less than half a period. Charlotte was the better team throughout and won 4-2 to extend the Amerks losing streak to three games. …
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Amerks Riding a Winning Streak Following All-Star Break

Losing streak? What losing streak? The Rochester Americans return to action tonight following the All-Star break to kick off the final 33 games of the season riding a three game winning streak. Two of the last three games had some moments but each game was a couple steps in the right direction following a dreaded …
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Recap: Luukkonen Helps Earn A Point in Another Loss

The Rochester Americans officially reached the halfway point of their season Friday night by forcing overtime and earning a point in a shootout loss to the Cleveland Monsters. The bad news is that Rochester is on a five game losing streak and has lost nine of their last 12 games. The worst stretch of the …
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Recap: Amerks Lose Fourth Straight Collapsing in Syracuse

The Rochester Americans season has taken a big turn and not in the good way. The Amerks had a 2-0 lead, 3-1 lead, 4-2 lead, and then lost 5-4. The team has now lost four straight, only one win in their last seven, and they’ve lost eight of their last 11. Andrew Hammond has now …
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Recap: Amerks Panicked as Belleville Scored on Turnovers

The Rochester Americans are in a tough spot right now and they know it. Friday night the team gave up a 5-1 loss to the Belleville Senators. What happened? Take your pick as to the reason. Defensive lapses, turnovers, goaltending, lack of scoring, composure, and even some panicking. Unfortunately the worst game of the season …
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Recap: Another Loss to Binghamton

Another one bites the dust. That could be the Binghamton Devils locker room song after defeating the Rochester Americans for the third time in three weeks. The last place devils have figured out the first place Amerks and made them pay the price. The only good news from the game was that Casey Mittelstadt extended …
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Preview: Amerks New Years Eve Game in Utica

The Rochester Americans (20-7-2-2) are on the road this afternoon in Utica (19-10-2-2) for an early evening game to finish off the 2019 calendar year. It’s a rare Tuesday game and an unusual 5pm start but it’ll give everyone enough time for the game to be played and enjoy the evening. There’s only two points …
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Recap: Amerks Shutout by Louise Domingue in Binghamton

After a thrilling home ice win the Amerks travelled to Binghamton where they were shutout 2-0 by Louise Domingue and the Binghamton Devils. It’s the second loss to Binghamton in a week and a half for this Rochester team. Louise Domingue made 32 relatively easy saves in holding the Amerks off of the scoreboard to …
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Recap: Pilut and Leier Created a Thrilling Comeback Win

The roar of the building when the game winning goal was scored with two seconds remaining on the clock is the type of moment that will be remembered. Lawrence Pilut showed extreme patience at a crucial moment waiting an extra couple of seconds to shoot and Taylor Leier took a beating in front of the …
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Recap: A Boring Loss in Binghamton

There’s some hockey games that are boring to watch and Wednesday night in Binghamton that was one of those games. It wasn’t even an exciting defensive battle. Binghamton was finished the game with a 2-1 win. It was only the fifth regulation loss of the season for the Rochester Americans through 27 games of the …
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Recap: Fifth Shutout Win of the Season in Laval

I’m running out of different ways to say the Rochester Americans won a game but that’s what they did again Saturday night in Laval with a 5-0 win. The team had five different goal scorers and Andrew Hammond earned a career best fourth shutout of the season. This was the Amerks fifth shutout of the …
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