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Amerks winless streak reaches season-high four games

Rochester’s winless streak reached a season-high four games in a 5-3 loss at Lehigh Valley Saturday.

The Amerks (25-13-6-5) scored all three of their goals in the third period, clawing back from 3-0 and 4-1 deficits, to make it 4-3 before the Phantoms (30-14-3-3) doubled their lead with 2:21 to go.

Defenseman Matt Tennyson and center Sahir Gill each had a goal and an assist for Rochester, which dropped to 14-4-6-3 on the road.

Goaltender Linus Ullmark stopped 27 of 32 shots in his 33rd game of the season. His record is now 17-9-6.

Lehigh Valley’s T.J. Brennan, a former Amerk, opened the scoring with 1:58 left in the first period. The Phantoms added two more in the second period, both on the power play.

Lehigh Valley was 2 for 4 with the man advantage Saturday. Rochester had an 86.3 percent success rate killing penalties coming in, which was good for second in the AHL.

Tennyson scored his second goal of the season 6:16 into the third when he trailed the play and beat the goalie to the glove side from the slot.

After the Phantoms made it 4-1, Sahir Gill scored his 14th of the season on the power play off a cross-ice feed from Nicholas Baptiste with 6:02 left. Tennyson had the secondary assist.

Zach Redmond’s ninth goal of the season made it a 4-3 game with 3:38 on the clock.

Rochester looks to snap their winless streak today in a 5 p.m. game at Hershey. It will be the 456th all-time meeting between the two senior-most franchises in the AHL.

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