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Recap: Another Win and Some Returning Players

Another one bites the dust. That’s the song that has played after every Rochester Americans home win and it was played again Wednesday night after the team held off the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 4-2. The Amerks improved to 16-4-2-2, they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games, and so far this season …
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Point Streak Comes to An End; Players Returning from Injury

The Rochester Americans point streak of 12 games (10-0-1-1) came to an end Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to the Charlotte Checkers. It was the first regulation loss for the Amerks in 38 days and only the fourth of the season through 23 games. It was also the best point stretch in 15 years …
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Recapping the Amerks Winning Month of November

The Rochester Americans finished the month of November with a record of 8-0-1-1 which also included seven wins against North Division teams. It was a month that went better than anyone could have expected due to injuries and players called up to Buffalo. The month was the definition of character and players stepping up and …
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Notebook: Three Game Streak, Top of the League, and a Depleted Roster

The Rochester Americans have been playing with a less than ideal roster but that hasn’t stopped them from winning five of their last six which includes a current three game winning streak. The glass appears half empty and the odds of continuing the success feel low but the team is putting up points and is …
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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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