10:42 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - Frederick Roy with a high hit on #Bulldogs D-man Nathan Beaulieu, who initiates a fight. Roy gladly obliges.
10:43 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - The 6-2/194 Beaulieu may have connected with one early but the 5-10/168 Roy did a very good job avoiding after that.
10:44 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - During fight, Bulldogs LW Kyle Hagel tried to goad Tarnasky into a fight. Each get misconducts. If they fought, the would have been ejected. (LS: As once theres a fight going on - any other fight that then takes place - the participants are then thrown out of the game.)
Rochester leads 1-0 after the first period. Shots on Goal - Hamilton 16-12.
To correct an earlier post of mine - Rochester and Hamilton play each other 12 times this season. 6 in Hamilton, 5 in Rochester and of course the one game that was played in Buffalo back on October 23.
In the other early AHL game - Adirondack and Manchester 1-1 after 1.
10:57 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - @jasonn27 Lots of illness. Plus Legault has the tender shoulder. Won't know until after if either applies, or if it's a coach's decision. (LS: Probably regards to why Legault hasn't been playing much today if at all - I haven't heard his name - Chat doesn't post other members comments/questions to Kevin)
11:01 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - One fight so far, several scrums, lots of stands of defiance in the goal mouth. Very good intensity through 1 period.
11:02 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - #Amerks D-man T.J. Brennan said in school-day game in Portland, Pirates vs. Worcester had 7 fights. Non-hockey fans didn't understand.
11:03 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - In the day(s) that followed, the Pirates had to issue an apology for all the fights, Brennan said.
Second period about to start - Amerks will be shorthanded for about 20 seconds.
11:05 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - Happy birthday wishes go out - to former #Amerks coach Don Lever (1991 AHL Coach of the Year). He's 60 and scouting today for the #Blackhawks. - also guided the #Bulldogs to their only Calder Cup (2007) and is surely the most famous native of South Porcupine, Ontario.
Goal Rochester!! Flynn!! makes it 2-0!! - Porter and Biega with assists - 4:12.
11:13 - Kevin Oklobzija@kevinoDandC - Brian Flynn snipes one off the right wing from the hash marks off a cross-ice pass from Kevin Porter. #Amerks lead 2-0.