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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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Recap: Overtime Loss to Toronto but the Point Streak Continues

The good news is that the Rochester Americans have points in nine straight games and haven’t lost a game in regulation since October 30th. The bad news is that they gave up points in the overtime loss to a division rival. It’s not really all that bad considering the fact that Rochester played with 10 …
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Recap: Amerks Extend Winning Streak to Five with a Close 4-2 Win

The Rochester Americans extended their winning streak Saturday night to five games with a close 4-2 win on the road against the Binghamton Devils. The game didn’t match the best game of the season from Friday night but a strong team effort for 57 minutes allowed them to hold on for the win. John Gilmour …
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Recap: Best Team Game of the Season in 4-0 Home Win

On paper when one looked at the lineup Friday night for the Rochester Americans it was another game where you question how they’re going to get it done. They’re missing six key forwards due to a combination of call ups and injuries. The third line was Dalton Smith, Sean Malone, and Tyler Randell. The fourth …
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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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Recap: Ugly Shootout Loss for the Amerks

The game started in the right direction and had the potential for some highlight moments but it went in the opposite direction. Binghamton took control after the first period even while down on the scoreboard and continued to push forward. They scored once in the first minute of the third period and again in the …
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Recap: Six Different Goal Scorers in Shutout Win Over Utica

The Rochester Americans flipped the script Saturday night in Utica compared to their last visit by scoring six goals from six different goal scorers. The team scored two short handed goals, a power play goal, and three even strength. Andrew Hammond earned his first shutout of the season. Rochester last played in Utica on October …
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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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Recap: Nathan Gerbe Leads Monsters to Shootout Win

A familiar name to Buffalo Sabres fans made sure his name was repeated after every Cleveland Monsters goal which carried his team to a 4-3 shootout win Friday night in Rochester. Gerbe had a primary assist on all three regulation goals and then scored the only shootout goal. The game had the chances to be …
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Recap: Providence Wins off a Late Third Period Goal

The Amerks lost their first game of the season (it’s only the third game) after a late goal by Providence in the third period with only 63 seconds left on the clock. The Amerks started the game strong but went downhill as it went. Could’ve been a case of Providence having Friday night off but …
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Practice Update: Paper Moves, Pilut Returns, Four Others Cleared

It’s officially October and the Rochester Americans had a full team practice early Tuesday afternoon with 28 players on the ice. This biggest news was that Gord Dineen assumed head coaching duties this morning on an interim basis after Chris Taylor was called up to Buffalo. Don Granato is out on medical leave with pneumonia. …
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