Danny O’Regan scored twice and derfenseman Zach Redmond’s record 19th goal of the season turned out to be the winner for the Rochestesr Americans in their 7-5 American Hockey League victory over the Binghamton Devils Wednesday night at Blue Cross Arena.
The Amerks built a 3-0 first period lead on goals by Scott Wilson, O’Regan and Taylor Leier.. The Devils got one back before the first period was over when Nathan Bastian scored atih 45 seconds left.
Victor Olofsson’s 14th of the season made it 4-1 in the second but Binghamton scored three in a row by Eric Tangradi, Brandon Gignac and Bastian to tie it with 15:27 left in the second period.
O’Regan scored his 15th of the season less than three minutes later to restore the Amerks’ lead and Redmond scored at 16:21 with Kevin Porter assisting.
Redmond’s goal broke a record for goals by a Rochester defenseman that had stood for 46 year.
Nick Saracino of the Devils and Wayne Simpson traded goals in the third period.
Scott Wedgewood had 25 saves for Rochester. Cory Schneider stopped 23 in goal for the Devils.
First place Rochester (25-13-2-1) had 53 points and a three-point lead over the Utica Comets (23-18-3-1) in the North Division of the AHL. Utica willl visit Rochester on Friday night. The Amerks will face the Crunch in Syracuse on Saturday night.