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Recap: Amerks Weekend Saved by Luukkonen

This weekend belonged to rookie goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with back to back wins for the Rochester Americans. He was perfect Saturday night in the shootout and then made two massive saves in the last 35 seconds of the game Sunday afternoon to complete the winning weekend. It wasn’t a perfect weekend but it was a …
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Recap: Amerks Shutout in Toronto

The Rochester Americans did everything wrong Friday night and they followed it up Saturday afternoon by doing a lot of things right in Toronto but the one thing they couldn’t do was score a goal. Something that’s important in a hockey game. The Marlies won 4-0 with two of those goals being scored on an …
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Recap: Winning Streak Ended by the Crunch

If you stayed home from the Amerks game Friday night because of the weather in Rochester I can let you know right away that you didn’t miss anything. The six game winning streak vanished as if it never existed during the 5-2 loss to the Syracuse Crunch. Is it the end of the season? Not …
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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: 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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Recap: Amerks Defeated by Three Goals Against in the Third

The Rochester Americans finished off a set of four road games with a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies. Down by two goals the Amerks were able to tie the game up with goals from Casey Mittelstadt and Lawrence Pilut but a three goal third period by the Marlies sent the team home with a …
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Recap: Amerks Win in OT with Four Different Goal Scorers

The Rochester Americans put together a win for the second Friday in a row against the Belleville Senators and again they had to work for it. Remi Elie scored the game winning goal at 1:01 into overtime to award Rochester the 4-3 win. Sean Malone and JS Dea had two point nights (goal and an …
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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: Late Goal Leads Utica to Victory

The Amerks head into the Christmas break sitting at 19 wins after a 4-3 loss Saturday night on home ice to the Utica Comets. The game winning goal was scored with 87 seconds left in the third courtesy of a bounce. Two power play goals and a short handed goal for Rochester weren’t enough for …
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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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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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