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04-08-2013, 09:28 AM
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Amerks rally for shootout win over Albany:
The Rochester Americans, led by goaltender Matt Hackett and rookie Zemgus Girgensons, defeated the Albany Devils 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday afternoon at the Times Union Center. Trailing 2-0, the Amerks scored twice in the third period to force overtime before ultimately winning in the shootout. With the win, the Amerks improved to 39-27-3-1 on the season and 9-1 in shootouts.

Hackett, who was acquired on Wednesday from Minnesota in a deal that also netted forward Johan Larsson, got his first start as a member of the Amerks and earned first star honors in the win. After turning aside 30 shots in regulation and nine more in overtime, Hackett stopped all three Albany attempts in the shootout to secure his first victory as an Amerk. Girgensons, meanwhile, assisted on Nick Crawford’s third period power-play goal, then scored a shorthanded tally to force overtime. In the shootout, all three Rochester shooters found the back of the net.

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