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Amerks back in first on shootout goal by Leier

Taylor Leier, who assisted on the game's first goal, scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Rochester Americans a 3-2 win over the Crunch Saturday night before 6,179 at the Onondaga War Memorial Arena in Syracuse.
The win put the Amerks back in front of the Crunch in first place with 65 points in the North Division standings of the American Hockey League. Syracuse is one point behind Rochester and the Utica Comets are three points back with 62 points.

Rochester led twice in the game, each time by a goal but couldn't hold the lead.

Remi Elie scored his second of the season for the Amerks with Leier and Kevin Porter getting the assists on the power play at 4:20 of the first period.
Mitchell Stephens tied it for the Crunch at 7:17 of the second but defenseman William Borgen's second of the season put the Amerks back in front at 9:39.
Syracuse tied it again when Ross Colton scored his ninth at 1:53 of the third.
Leier was the last of six Rochester shooters in the shootout, beating goalie Eddie Pasquale.

Rochester goalie Adam Wilcox stopped all six Syracuse shooters he faced in the tie-breaker round and had 29 saves. Pasquale had 37 saves for Syracuse.

It will be a quick turnaround for the Amerks, who will play their third game in three days against the Binghamton Devils at Blue Cross Arena at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday.


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