Rochester Americans complete a 3-2 comeback win, snap 4 game losing skid.
The Rochester Americans come back for a three-game home stand this week looking to get out of a bad stretch. After dropping 4 straight games, they look to get a big home win against the Wilkes-Baree Scranton Penguins. Vinny Hinostroza makes his Amerks debut after being put on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres last week. He plays his first AHL game since the 17-18 season with the Rockford IceHogs.
The Amerks quickly got off the wrong foot in the 1st period. It was former Amerk Alexander Nylander striking on the first shot of the powerplay under 5 minutes in to get the Penguins an early lead. The momentum would continue later on as Sam Houde scored his 9th goal of the season. The Penguins took a 2-0 lead 14:28 into the period and held onto it heading into the 2nd period.
The Amerks came out for the 2nd period and soon put on the pressure. It was Lawrence Pilut with his first of the season cutting Wilkes-Barre's lead in half. The defenseman continued to score for Rochester as 10:41 into the 2nd it was Jeremy Davies tying things up off a great pass from Weissbach.
After tying things up heading into the 3rd the Amerks fully took momentum at home. They capitalized on this by taking the early on in the frame. Vinnie Hinostroza in his first game with the team scored to take the lead just 4:42 into the period. Through another penalty kill and a big period from Malcom Subban, the Amerks held the lead and snapped their losing skid.
The comeback win advances Rochester to a 20-14-2-1 record on the season. Subban stopped 24 shots en route to his 10th win on the season. Hinostroza gets his first AHL goal since Dec. 1, 2017 and his first ever as a Rochester American. They will next play the Charlotte Checkers for a 7:05 puck drop this Friday Jan. 27th.