Amerks Double up Phantoms for Second Straight Win
(Glens Falls, NY)... Alex Biega broke a 2-2 tie with an unassisted goal 15:21 into the third period and Paul Szczechura tacked on an insurance tally with 45 seconds left in regulation to help the Rochester Americans defeat the Adirondack Phantoms by a score of 4-2 at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Sunday. The victory was Rochester's second straight and moves the Amerks into a three-way tie for the final two playoff spots with 81 points entering the final week of the regular season.
Evan Rankin and Biega led the way offensively for Rochester with a goal and an assist apiece, with Rankin's performance representing his third straight multi-point effort. Phil Varone also scored a goal in the winning effort while David Leggio earned his 25th win of the season with an impressive 46-save night.
Tyler Brown and Tye McGinn scored for Adirondack, while netminder Michael Leighton turned away 24 of 27 shots fired his way.