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Friday, December 2, 2011

Aeros win 4-3 over Amerks

The boys in the bomber sweaters pulled another one out tonight against the Rochester Amerks with a 4-3 win in regulation.

Down early 2-0, they climbed back in the game with goals from Broda and Foucault within the first 3 minutes of the second period.

But the Amerks took the lead again just seconds after Foucault's power play goal, and would keep it for nearly 10 minutes. But eventually Fontaine tied it up as the Aeros took over the shot count lead and found their game.

Broda scored his second of the night and the game winner on a shorthanded chance (making that the 5th shorty allowed by the Amerks already this season) around 5 minutes into the third. Took some doing to hold it out at the end, but Kuemper was up to the task in his first AHL game since April 2010, making 23 saves in the effort.

This is the Aeros' 7th straight road win, 8th straight game to earn points, and puts them back at the top of the conference again. And they're doing this while massively depleted: No Wellman, Almond, McIntyre, or Ortmeyer, who was injured in Lake Erie. And McMillan is still out, too, though he is traveling with the team.

The team called up forward Joey Martin from ECHL Toledo yesterday as well, so he was able to practice with the team this morning.

Now it's a few hours over to Toronto (depending on the border crossing, I suppose) for a 3 pm (ET) game tomorrow vs. the Marlies, which is a little strange, but hopefully the guys from around there will get to catch up with family and friends after the game and will head home Sunday.


Forecheck said...

And, perhaps at bit of a butt-scorcher in the first intermission?

Also, Backstrom got hurt last night - don't know how serious. So it might be Darcy or nobody this afternoon.

artandhockey said...

As long as the catching up does not sidetrack them too much....:-)!

Forecheck said...

According to the press, Hackett was called up this morning.

So I assume the Aeros will only have one goalie this afternoon. Unless they pull somebody off the street.

Ms. Conduct said...

Well, it is Toronto. Goalies grow on trees up there.

ICEVET said...

Been there, done that...no doubt the WILD (Bob Mason) have already found a BUG.

On November 23, Mason signed Paul Deutsch, a St. Paul amateur goalie, to a 24-hour (no cost) ATO to replace (injured) Backstrom for that evening's Nashville game, a legal move under an obscure provision in the current NHL labor agreement (source: December 2 Wall Street Journal Sports page).

Go Aeros!!!

Forecheck said...

Yeah, really smart move assigning Endras to Finland...

artandhockey said...

Looks like the family and friends WERE a distraction.