Belleville Sens close out homestand with second consecutive win
The Belleville Senators earned another hard-fought victory at CAA Arena as they defeated the Rochester Americans 3-2 in another tightly contested affair between the rival clubs on Saturday night.
Belleville opened the scoring just 4:51 into the contest when Angus Crookshank notched his 21st of the campaign on the power play to give the Senators a 1-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.
Early into the second, Belleville extended their advantage after Matthew Boucher capitalized on a turnover at the 5:33 mark of the stanza. Less than a minute later, Rochester got on the board as Linus Weissbach found the back of the net. The scoring continued as Jared Lukosavicius tallied the eventual game-winner from a sharp angle. However, the Amerks quickly answered again, this time through Micheal Mersh, as he cut it to a 3-2 score going into the third.
Despite a late Rochester push and a 12-1 shot advantage in the final frame, another strong defensive performance helped the Senators secure two critical points against a divisional rival.
The Belleville Senators return to action next Wednesday night when they visit the Laval Rocket for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Place Bell.
Sens On Special Teams:
Power Play: 1/4 |Penalty Kill: 2/3
- Dylan Ferguson made 20 saves in the win.
- Egor Sokolov extended his point to four straight with an assist.
- Angus Crookshank has scored in back-to-back games.
- Max Newton recorded his first career AHL point with an assist.
- John Quenneville has three points in his last two games.
Sound Bytes: Interim Head Coach David Bell: “That kind of had a playoff feel. I thought the first period was fast up and down the ice. It was really fast-paced, and then it got chippy, which is fine, and the guys responded to that and we had a little slip there and let them back in the game. But I thought it was a hard-played hockey game on both sides.”
Ticket info: Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games are available via Ticketmaster or at the CAA Arena Box Office.