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01-06-2013, 07:12 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York, NY
Street finally finds the back of the net in Heat's 3-1 win over Americans
David Leggio stopped 28 shots for the Americans.
Rochester (17-13-3) struck first at the 6:47 mark of the first. After Taylor turned away shots by Kevin Sundher and T.J. Brennan, Tarnasky batted the rebound out of the air and through the legs of the Heat goalie for his sixth of the season.
Rochester had a four-minute power play, compliments of Byron's double minor, but couldn't muster many opportunities.
Street tied the game with 30.4 seconds to go in the first. He took that nifty drop pass from Brodie and ripped a hard wrist shot over the blocker of Leggio.
Abbotsford took advantage of Luke Adam's misfortune at 11:12 while the Rochester forward was without his stick. The Heat cycled the puck around the zone like a power play and after Callahan's initial point shot and Street's rebound attempt were stopped, Ruegsegger raced in to bury the loose puck for just his second goal of the season.
Street doubled the lead at 3:23 of the third, taking a pass from Byron at the hash marks and quickly sliding the puck under Leggio's pad.
Taylor wasn't tested often but when called upon he did his part in the win. After a failed Heat power play, Brennan came down on a two-on-one and unleashed a wicked wrist shot that Taylor stretched to snag from the air. With less than two minutes he made a big save off Brian Flynn's one-timer in front, keeping his club up by two.
With 5:50 to go Sven Baertschi was hooked on a breakaway by Mark Pysyk and was awarded a penalty shot but failed to convert the opportunity, keeping Rochester's hopes alive.
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