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Amerks score six goals in one period, win in shootout

DALLAS – For the first time in more than a decade, the Rochester Americans scored six goals in a period.

They needed another one in a shootout just to get the win.

The goal lights were buzzing Friday night in Rochester as the Amerks picked up a 7-6 shootout victory over Hershey. All of the Amerks' regulation goals came during the second period, including five in a span of 5:17.

The last time Rochester scored six times in a period was during a 10-4 win over the Binghamton Senators on Dec. 16, 2006.

The Amerks fell in a 3-0 hole during the first period, gave up one goal during the second and allowed Hershey to score twice in the third. Eric Cornel finally settled matters in the shootout.

"It is not how we drew it up,” Amerks forward Kevin Porter said. “We cannot be giving teams three-goal leads during the first period at home. It is unacceptable. We battled back in the second period, but again we gave it away during the third. We should have put them away during the third, but you have to give them credit, they’re a good team.

"It was a crazy game, but it was good we got the two points.”

Porter, Cornel, Garret Ross, Kyle Criscuolo, Brendan Guhle and Hudson Fasching scored for the Amerks, who improved to 6-4.

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