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Redmond scores twice in Amerks' win

Veteran defenseman Zach Redmond scored two power-play goals and had an assist in leading the Rochestesr American to a 4-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
It was the final stop in four straight road games for the Amerks. Rochester went 3-0-0-1 on those four games and extended its season-long point streak to nin games.

In addition to Redmond's first three-point game since 2014 when he was a member of the St. John's Ice Caps, Seth Griffith extended his point streak to five games with a power-play goal and an assist.

Redmond is third on the team in scoring with 15 points (6+9) in 17 games.

Colin Blackwell rounded out the scoring with his second shorthanded goal of the season, and Stuart Percy contributed a pair of assists

Adam Wilcox of the Amerks turned aside 36 of 37 shots to improve to 3-2-3 on the season.

Casey Bailey provided the lone Bridgeport goal while Kristers Gudlveskis made 29 saves in the loss.

The Amerks jumped to a 1-0 on Redmond's first goal exactly halfway through the first period as the Sound Tigers were on their second consecutive penalty. Later in the period, Blackwell scored short-handed with rookie Sean Malone in the box for holding.

The Sound Tigers cut the Amerks lead in half eight minutes into the second period on Bailey's powe-play goal.

Rochester widened the gap with two more goals in the third period, beginning just 2:09 in when Griffith swept in Redmond’s rebound for his third goal in six AHL games this season. Redmond tallied his second goal on the power-play with 2:15 remaining.

The Amerks will return home to face the Utica Comets at 7:05 on Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

 

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