Redmond’s goal in OT gives Amerks home win
Oglevie scores for first time in pro career
The Rochester Amerks needed overtime Friday night to beat Tampa Bay AHL affiliate Syracuse 3-2 on Military Appreciation Night.
The teams remained scoreless after one period of play, in which the first-place Amerks killed off two slashing penalies.
Less than 30 seconds into the second period, Kevin Porter got his second penalty of the night on a crosscheck, which also was killed off.
Crunch defenseman Hubert Labrie then received two penalties within five minutes, but Rochester was unable to take advantage.
The Amerks’ Justin Bailey opened the scoring 13:30 into the second period on an assist from Danny O’Reagan and Lawrence Pilut.
Rochester closed the period with a Pilut slash to give the Crunch the man-advantage going into the third.
The Americans successfully killed the penalty, however, at the 1:48 mark of the third, Crunch right wing Taylor Raddysh knotted the game at 1 with his fifth goal of the season.
Amerks center Andrew Oglevie responded with the first goal of his professional career, assisted by Alex Nylander and Taylor Fedun.
Crunch left wing Andy Andreoff, who had received a slashing call earlier in the period was given a 10-minute major for abuse of officials just after the Oglevie goal.
Despite Andreoff’s penalty, Crunch right wing and Canisius College alumnus Cory Conacher managed to net the game-tying goal at even strength with 0.6 seconds remaining in regulation.
The Amerks, however, scored the game-winner on a Zach Redmond goal just 2:37 into overtime. The goal was assisted by Nylander.