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Rochester Report: Week 18

Amerks win streak now at five

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
39J.S. Dea43141731
22Zach Redmond4552227
15Andrew Oglevie41131124
17Sean Malone4591524
11Kevin Porter3561622

Heading into this week with three straight wins last week heading into the All-Star break, the Amerks started the week in second in their division. With only two games following the break this week against division foes Syracuse and Binghamton, the team needs strong play in all areas as they look to get back to the top of the division.

January 31: vs. Syracuse (W 4-2)

Looking to build off their success the week prior, Scott Wilson (8) put the Amerks out front four minutes into the game. However, Daniel Walcott tied the game for Syracuse with a short-handed goal, but Casey Mittlestadt, with his sixth of the year at 8:46, gave Rochester a 2-1 lead after the opening period.

Just 48 seconds into the next period, Wilson, with his second of the night, put the Amerks up two with a power-play goal, and although it did not come until late in the period, the Crunch responded, courtesy of Walcott scoring his second of the game, and first on the power-play.

Only 34 seconds later saw C.J. Smith (9) score to put the Amerks back up two, and despite Syracuse maintaining a lead in shots throughout the game, no goals were scored in the third, and the Amerks won 4-2 for their fourth straight win. Making his third start of the year, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 31 saves for his first win of the season as Rochester continues their strong play.

February 1: @ Binghamton (W 3-2)

While the first period featured a good amount of scoring chances from both teams, Michael McLeod scored with six seconds left in the first to give Binghamton a 1-0 lead. Five minutes into the second saw Brett Murray, with his sixth goal, tied the game for Rochester with the man advantage. That would not last, as Marian Studenic gave the Devils back the lead at 6:40 of the period, until Murray tied the game a couple of minutes later for the Amerks with his second of the night.

His goal left the game tied at 2 after forty minutes, along with Rochester holding a 23-22 lead in shots. Just under six minutes into the third, Sean Malone (9) scored what would be the game-winner, as the Amerks won their fifth straight by a score of 3-2.

Andrew Hammond stopped 30 shots in the game for his second straight win as the team continues their ascent up the standings.

This upcoming week, similar to every week, will continue to be crucial, with three games scheduled and two on the road. They start the week traveling to Cleveland (46 pts), before hosting Syracuse (46 pts) on Friday and will travel to Toronto (49 pts) the following day and take on the Marlies. With a record of 26-13-2-4 and 58 points, they remain four points behind Belleville, the Amerks need to continue this as the regular season starts to wind down.

DateOpponentTime/Result
10/04/19vs. Syracuse CrunchW 3-2 (OT)
10/11/19@ Springfield ThunderbirdsW 2-1
10/12/19@ Providence BruinsL 3-2
10/13/19@ Hartford Wolf PackW 3-2 (SO)
10/18/19vs. Cleveland MonstersL 4-3 (SO)
10/19/19@ Utica CometsL 7-1
10/23/19vs. Hershey BearsW 5-1
10/26/19@ Syracuse CrunchW 7-6 (OT)
10/27/19@ Springfield ThunderbirdsL 2-1 (OT)
10/30/19vs. Providence BruinsL 4-3
11/01/19vs. Binghamton DevilsW 4-2
11/02/19@ Utica CometsW 6-0
11/08/19vs. Binghamton DevilsL 4-3 (SO)
11/13/19vs. Syracuse CrunchW 4-3
11/15/19vs. Cleveland MonstersW 4-3 (OT)
11/16/19@ Utica CometsW 4-3
11/22/19vs. Hartford Wolf PackW 4-0
11/23/19@ Binghamton DevilsW 4-2
11/29/19vs. Toronto MarliesL 3-2 (OT)
11/30/19@ Cleveland MonstersW 3-2
12/04/19vs. Toronto MarliesW 4-0
12/06/19vs. Charlotte CheckersW 4-0
12/07/19vs. Charlotte CheckersL 3-1
12/11/19vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsW 4-2
12/13/19@ Laval RocketW 3-2
12/14/19@ Laval RocketW 5-0
12/18/19@ Binghamton DevilsL 2-1
12/20/19vs. Binghamton DevilsW 3-0
12/21/19vs. Utica CometsW 4-3
12/27/19vs. Belleville SenatorsW 4-3
12/28/19@ Binghamton DevilsL 2-0
12/31/19@ Utica CometsL 3-2
01/03/20@ Belleville SenatorsW 4-3 (OT)
01/04/20@ Toronto MarliesL 5-2
01/08/20vs. Binghamton DevilsL 4-3 (SO)
01/10/20vs. Belleville SenatorsL 5-1
01/11/20@ Syracuse CrunchL 5-4
01/17/20vs. Cleveland MonstersL 4-3 (SO)
01/18/20@ Lehigh Valley PhantomsL 4-0
01/19/20@ Hershey BearsL 4-1
01/22/20@ Cleveland MonstersW 3-2 (OT)
01/24/20vs. Laval RocketW 5-2
01/25/20@ Syracuse CrunchW 3-2
01/31/20vs. Syracuse CrunchW 4-2
02/01/20@ Binghamton DevilsW 3-2
02/05/20@ Cleveland MonstersW 4-2
02/07/20vs. Syracuse CrunchL 5-2
02/08/20@ Toronto MarliesL 4-0
02/11/20@ Charlotte Checkers7:00 PM
02/12/20@ Charlotte Checkers7:00 PM
02/15/20@ Syracuse Crunch7:00 PM
02/16/20vs. Utica Comets3:05 PM
02/19/20vs. Belleville Senators7:05 PM
02/21/20vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms7:05 PM
02/22/20vs. Cleveland Monsters7:05 PM
02/26/20vs. Utica Comets7:05 PM
02/28/20vs. Laval Rocket7:05 PM
02/29/20@ Syracuse Crunch7:00 PM
03/04/20vs. Utica Comets7:05 PM
03/06/20@ Belleville Senators7:00 PM
03/07/20@ Belleville Senators7:00 PM
03/11/20vs. Binghamton Devils7:05 PM
03/13/20vs. Syracuse Crunch7:05 PM
03/15/20@ Cleveland Monsters3:00 PM
03/17/20@ Toronto Marlies1:30 PM
03/20/20vs. Springfield Thunderbirds7:05 PM
03/21/20vs. Springfield Thunderbirds7:05 PM
03/25/20vs. Toronto Marlies7:05 PM
03/28/20@ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins7:05 PM
03/29/20@ Bridgeport Sound Tigers3:00 PM
04/01/20vs. Utica Comets7:05 PM
04/03/20vs. Syracuse Crunch7:05 PM
04/04/20@ Syracuse Crunch7:00 PM
04/08/20@ Utica Comets7:00 PM
04/10/20vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers7:05 PM
04/11/20@ Binghamton Devils7:05 PM
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NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
6037-11-1284
5939-15-583
6031-21-870
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
5837-16-579
5736-15-678
5733-18-672
Wild Card leaders:
6030-18-1272
5932-20-771
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5833-21-470
5830-22-666
5830-24-464
5927-24-862
6127-26-862
5822-26-1054
5920-28-1149
6114-43-432
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
5932-17-1074
5934-19-674
5733-18-672
Pacific Division Leaders:
5932-21-670
5932-22-569
6030-22-868
Wild Card leaders:
6030-24-666
6129-24-866
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5829-22-765
6030-25-565
5827-24-761
5926-25-860
5826-28-456
5824-27-755
5921-33-547