Red­mond’s goal in OT gives Amerks home win

Ogle­vie scores for first time in pro ca­reer

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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.

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