It took overtime once again, but the Rochester Americans defeated the Belleville Senators, 4-3, on Friday night at CAA Arena to advance to the North Division Semifinals.
The victory marked Rochester’s first Calder Cup Playoff series win since 2005 and
Brett Murray netted the game-winner later in the extra period. Arttu Ruotsalainen led the Amerks with two goals and two assists. Mark Jankowski also scored, and Sean Malone tallied two assists.
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Andrew Agozzino, Roby Jarventie, and Zac Leslie found the back of the net for Belleville.
Aaron Dell turned aside 34-of-37 shots to earn the win for Rochester.
Filip Gustavsson stopped 26-of-30 for the Senators.
The Amerks finished 1-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
Rochester will face the Utica Comets in the best-of-five division semifinals beginning Tuesday night.