Amerks score 12 in front of newest Hall of Famer Marty Biron
The Amerks were having a good night even before the puck dropped on Friday, welcoming former goalie Martin Biron into the team's Hall of Fame
But once the game started, the night got even better.
The Amerks scored three in the first, four in the second, then five in the third, defeating the Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Penguins 12 (!)-3.
The 12 goals were the most in an AHL game in more than fifteen years.
Rochester got a win it desperately needed. Coming into the game, the Amerks had lost five in a row and 10 of 12, freefalling down the AHL standings. This win, at least for a night, got them on track.
Seth Griffith led the way on a high-powered night for Rochester with two goals and three assists. Kyle Criscuolo and Alex Nylander each had four point nights, with two goals and two assists each. Defenseman Brendan Guhle had his best game since returning from injury, with a goal and two assists.
The Amerks will look to build on this performance Saturday night in Binghamton, before returning home Sunday to take on the Devils once again.