Bai­ley’s two goals lift Amer­i­cans

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Justin Bai­ley scored twice, Jonas Jo­hans­son recorded 26 saves and Rochester emerged vic­to­ri­ous over the Prov­i­dence Bru­ins, 2-1, Fri­day night at Blue Cross Arena.

The Amer­i­cans move to 15-6-2 and re­main in first place in the North Divi­sion. Prov­i­dence falls to 11-94 and re­mains in fifth place in the At­lantic Divi­sion.

Bai­ley’s goals, his fifth and sixth of the sea­son, came early in the game and set the tone for the rest of the match.

Ras­mus As­plund and Bren­dan Guhle were cred­ited with the as­sist for Bai­ley’s first goal. The sec­ond goal went in unas­sisted.

Though the Amerks failed to find the back of the net for the rest of the night, Jo­hans­son’s strong goal­tend­ing kept the game in Rochester’s fa­vor.

Prov­i­dence did hit pay­dirt mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod when wing­man Zach Senyshyn slipped a shot past Jo­hans­son’s glove.

The net­min­der dou­bled down and saved a tie af­ter that, knock­ing away a point-blank slap­shot from Martin Bakos.

Rochester trav­els to Syra­cuse tonight to face the Crunch at 7 p.m.

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