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Rochester Americans Struggle with Four Losses in Five Games

December 11th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Rochester Americans are in the midst of their worst stretch of the 2012-13 season, having lost four of their last five games – including three defeats at the hand of their division foes, the Toronto Marlies.

Since Nov. 28, the Amerks have lost to the San Antonio Rampage (4-2, Nov. 28) and three times to Toronto (4-1, Nov. 30; 3-2, Dec. 1; 4-3, Dec. 8). Only a 3-1 win Dec. 7 over the Adirondack Phantoms has broken up the slide, with rookie Connor Knapp earning his first professional win in his third start.

'Rochester Americans vs. Albany Devils - January 29, 2011' photo (c) 2010, Doug Kerr - license:

Two players who will vie for playing time with the Buffalo Sabres – assuming there's an NHL season – lead the way in scoring for Rochester. Marcus Foligno has 20 points (six goals, 14 assists), while T.J. Brennan has 18 points (nine-nine).

The Amerks now stand at 10-9-3-0, good for 22 points. They are fourth out of five teams in the North Division, 11 points behind the first-place Abbotsford Heat and four points ahead of the Hamilton Bulldogs for last place.

The Amerks next face off against the Heat at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Blue Cross Arena. Rochester plays six of its next nine games at home.

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, Marcus Foligno, NHL, T.J. Brennan

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