Amerks: February in review

March 16, 2019 - 12:32 pm

It was another outstanding month for the Rochester Americans as the team won eight of 13 games and continued to remain atop the tightly-contested North Division.

As of March 1, the Amerks were 34-17-3-2 with 73 points, and led the Syracuse Crunch by two points in the standings. However, the Crunch still had two games in hand on the Amerks, and put up a decent month of February themselves with an 8-3-2-0 record in 13 games.

Entering the month of February, the Amerks were riding a six-game point streak, but still unable to put together more than two wins in a row.

Rochester started the month with a big, come from behind road win over the Binghamton Devils at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. After falling behind 2-0 just 20-seconds in the second period, Yannick Veilleux started the comeback with a shorthanded goal to cut the Binghamton lead to 2-1. Just 3:45 later, another fourth line depth player chipped in to tie the game as Tyler Randell tipped in a point shot from Brendan Guhle and in past goalie Cory Schneider. The game remained tied heading into the third period until the Devils got penalized for a high stick with 1:46 remaining. That set the stage for Victor Olofsson, who fired a wrist shot over the glove of Schneider for the game-winning goal with 1:01 remaining in regulation.

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