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Amerks reverse fortunes in Toronto with six-goal third period

A day after giving up the game’s last four goals in a 5-3 home loss to AHL-leading Toronto, the Rochester Americans scored six times in the third period and ended a 7-4 win at Ricoh Coliseum against the Marlies Saturday with five unanswered.

The six goals by the Amerks in the final 20 minutes were an AHL season-high for goals in a period.

Kevin Porter scored the game-winner with 2:18 left to help Rochester (27-15-8-6) snap a four-game winless streak. The captain also added two assists.

Stuart Percy and Colin Blackwell each had a goal and an assist. Justin Bailey scored the final two goals of the game, the first on an empty net.

Adam Wilcox made 24 saves in the win. Rochester held a 32-28 advantage in shots on goal.

Former Marlie Seth Griffith opened the scoring 4:47 into the second period. Toronto got on the board soon after and then added two more in the last four minutes to take a 3-1 lead into the final frame.

Rochester's Percy, another former Marlie, scored 5:11 into the third, but Toronto regained its two-goal lead 3:34 later.

With 5:58 left, a long wrist shot from the point by Blackwell found its way through traffic to make it 4-3, and Sean Malone tied it with 3:08 on the clock.

Porter scored the winner less than a minute later, and Bailey added the insurance markers with 1:19 and one second left.

The Amerks return home Wednesday to host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05 p.m.

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