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Amerks win second straight after 5-2 win over Rocket

With four goal different goal-scorers, including a pair from Andrew Oglevie, the Rochester Americans (23-13-2-4) defeated the North Division rival Laval Rocket (22-18-3-1) 5-2 at The Blue Cross Arena on Friday night.

The win was Rochester’s third this season against Laval while having outscored the Rocket 13-4 over that span. Additionally, the Amerks improved to 12-3-0 all-time versus the Rocket to remain within four points of first place in the AHL’s North Division standings going into the final game prior to the annual All-Star break.

Along with Oglevie’s 11 and 12th goals of the campaign, Sean MaloneC.J. Smith and Scott Wilson all rounded out the scoring for the Amerks. Goaltender Jonas Johansson (13-3-3) made his second straight start and stopped 31 of the 33 shots that he faced in net to improve to 11-1-1 in his last 13 appearances. Dating back to Nov. 13, the Swedish netminder shows a .930 save percentage to go with his 2.11 goals-against average.