Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Flames held on to defeat the Rochester Americans 2-1 on Saturday evening game at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The win marked the Flames eighth in a row, dating back to Nov. 7.
The Flames had a season-high 47 shots for the night and held Rochester to 28, with 12 of those coming in the final period.
The Flames opened the scoring 7:56 into the first period as Hanowski got one past Rochester goaltender Andrey Makarov to make it 1-0 after an effective forecheck. Hanowski collected a loose puck and buried his seventh goal of the season while defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon had the assist.
Less than four minutes later, Bryce Van Brabant deflected a shot into the back of the net that Brodie Reid rocketed from the right point on the power play. Reid and Marc Cundari were credited with the assists.
The Flames never gave up their lead, but after back and forth play throughout most of the second period, the Americans scored their first goal of the game with 1:41 left in the period. Mikhail Grigorenko launched one over the blocker of Brad Thiessen for an unassisted goal and cut the Flames’ lead 2-1.
The Flames and Americans skated a scoreless final period, but it was not without some drama. Flames Goalie Brad Thiessen laid out for numerous acrobatic saves throughout the third period to keep the Flames lead in tact. He finished with 27 saves. Adirondack had four penalty kills in the game, two of them coming in the final period. The Flames now have killed off 26 straight minor penalties against them.
The Flames are back in action Wednesday evening as they take on the Toronto Marlies at the Civic Center with start time slated for 7:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for the pre-Thanksgiving contest. Visit the Flames box office, call 518-480-3355, or order online at glensfallscc.com for tickets to the North Division rivalry.
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