The Rochester Americans were shut out 5-0 in the opening game of the 2013 Spengler Cup. They lost to Geneve-Servette in Davos, Switzerland.
Matt Hackett made 32 saves for the loss in the tournament, an annual invitational event featuring Europe's top teams and college and minor league teams from North America. The Amerks last played in it in 1996. Alex Hutchings and Brayden McNabb each had three shots Thursday.
The Amerks next play CSKA Moscow on Friday. That team is led by NHL legend Sergei Federov, who is a center and the team's general manager. Five teams will complete round-robin play in the tournament before the top two teams play for the title.
Geneve-Servette is a professional team based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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