Roy and Pominville with a goal and an assist each, but with Askey in net the Amerks went down 4-3. Pittis picked up an assist upon his return as well. Jorde continues to sit, McMorrow didn't play again due to his bad thumb and Thorburn remains on the shelf with a broken ankle....
<i>On a night normally reserved for ghosts and goblins, the Rochester Americans received a trick from the Hamilton Bulldogs at the Blue Cross Arena. Rochester squandered a 3-2 lead with less that five and a half minutes to play, losing to the Bulldogs 4-3. The line of Derek Roy, Jason Pominville and Paul Gaustad continued their frightningly electric play, in the loss, registering two goals and three assists.
The trio helped the Amerks (5-2-0-1) jump out to a 2-0 first period lead over the Hamilton Bulldogs (4-4-0-1) on goals by Roy and Pominville. Roy, tallied his fourth goal of the season by redirecting a cross ice feed from Brian Chapman, giving the Amerks a 1-0 lead. Just under two minutes later, Rochester struck again. This time it was Pominville connecting on the power play from Roy and Gaustad, giving the home side a two goal advantage. Hamilton cut the Amerk lead in half with the first period nearing an end when Thomas Plekanec notched a goal with Norm Milley serving a major for high-sticking. With 25 seconds remaining in the opening period the power play struck again for the Amerks. It was David Cullen netting the power play tally with help from Domenic Pittis and Jason Pominville as Rochester took a 3-1 advantage into the first intermission.
Hamilton got back to within a goal in the opening minutes if the middle frame. Chris Higgins notched a power play goal, making the score 3-2. The Bulldogs nearly evened the score with just under five minutes left in the second when Chad Kilger found himself all alone with Rochester netminder Tom Askey. Askey was up to the task however stopping Kilger with the right pad. Neither team managed to find the net the rest of the way as Rochester led after two by a score of 3-2.
Hamilton took over the second half of the final period. They netted the equalizer at the 14:39 mark of the third period before taking a one-goal lead less than two minutes later. The go-ahead goal came when Alexander Perezhogin scored from the right point after Chris Higgins won the draw to the right of Amerk netminder Tom Askey. Rochester finished off the game on a power play after Hamilton center Alexander Svitov was called for slashing with less than a minute and a half to play in regulation. Rochester couldn’t capitalize on the penalty as Hamilton left the Blue Cross Arena with a 4-3 win...</i>
He'll be 21 at the end of November, and is putting up points at a pretty good clip in the AHL. 6 goals and 11 points in 8 games for a team with only 19 goals scored should merit a helluva lot of consideration. Throw in that he doesn't have to worry about waivers, and he could be here for a look sooner rather than later. He very well could force his way up, particularly if the injury bug continues.