RECAP | Americans – Senators: Ullmark Leads Amerks Past Sens

Photo by Belleville Senators
2017-18 Season, Game 14 | Friday November 10, 2017 
Yardmen Arena, Belleville, ON




Photo by Belleville Senators


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]McCormick – O’Brien – Gagne
Chlapik – White – Werek
Perron – Reinhart – Randell
Dunn – Ciampini[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Englund – Sieloff
Chabot – Burgdoerfer
Murray – Erkamps[/one_half_last]


Scratches: Marcus Hogberg, Ben Sexton, Justin Vaive, Christian Jaros, Maxime Lajoie

Injured Reserve: Mike Blunden, Kyle Flanagan

Game Report

Following Wednesday night’s 4-3 victory over the Binghamton Devils, the Belleville Senators got back to work with the Rochester Americans in town for a two-game set.

The first period was played at a brisk pace. The teams exchanged chances for much of the period. Jim O’Brien had a glorious opportunity to open the scoring early but was denied by the pad of Linus Ullmark.

That proved to be huge as just moments later Hudson Fasching made Belleville pay for a sloppy neutral zone turnover, firing one past Danny Taylor to make it 1-0. But after a Garret Ross tripping penalty, the Senators equalized just over a minute later thanks to Max Reinhart. After 20 minutes of play, the teams were tied 1-1.

The second period was not as friendly to the Senators. Rochester scored a pair in the frame, both were very strange goals. The first was scored by Kyle Criscuolo on a fairly innocent looking shot that found its way through traffic and past Taylor to restore the Amerks lead. Then it was Kevin Porter sneaking one between Taylor and the post from a sharp angle to double the Rochester lead.

Ullmark made some big saves in the period, notably stacking the pads to rob Erik Burgdoerfer on the power play. Additionally, Belleville hit two posts in the frame. Because of this, the Senators headed to the third period trailing the Amerks 3-1.

The Senators had their chances to get back into the game in the third period, but they did not make good on their power play opportunities early and it cost them. After a Casey Nelson interference penalty, the Amerks found themselves short-handed. Colin Blackwell intercepted a Francis Perron pass at the Rochester blue line and scored on a short-handed breakaway to make it 4-1.

Gabriel Gagne cut into the Rochester lead after Nelson took a delay of game penalty, but that was as close as the Senators got.

The Senators dropped this one 4-2. They peppered Ullmark with 40 shots, but some sloppy turnovers and mental lapses cost them in this game. They get back to work tomorrow night in game two of this two-game set against the Americans.

▼      Tyler Randell, Francis Perron

40 Shots 30
2 for 6 Power Play 0 for 5
25 Penalty Minutes 27
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Senators (6-7-0-1) 1 0 1 2
 Americans (7-4-0-1) 1 2 1 4
Scorers Goalies
  • BEL: Reinhart (2), Gagne (5)
  • RCH: Fasching (3), Criscuolo (5), Porter (4), Blackwell (3)
  • BEL: Taylor (L) 3-5-0-0
  • RCH: Ullmark (W) 6-3-0-0
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Linus Ullmark  RCH
  2. Hudson Fasching  RCH
  3. Max Reinhart  BEL

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