The Rochester Americans surrendered a late third-period lead and fell to the Cleveland Monsters, 6-5, in overtime on Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena. With the loss, the Amerks dropped to 7-4-1-0 on the season.
Rochester was leading 5-4 with just over a minute remaining in regulation when Cleveland tied the game, sending it to overtime. A minute and a half into the extra period, the Monsters scored the game-winning goal to complete the come-from-behind victory.
Filip Cederqvist scored his first American League Hockey goal and later added another one to lead the Amerks’ offense. Aleksandr Kisakov also netted his first AHL goal, while Chase Priskie and Mitch Eliot found the back of the net. Isak Rosen collected a pair of assists.
Rochester is dealing with some issues in net. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was scratched right before the game with flu-like symptoms. So, Michael Houser got the start and turned aside 24-of-27 shots before leaving the game early in the third period with flu-like symptoms as well. Beck Warm, who was recalled from the Cincinnati Cyclones, played the remainder of the game, stopping five-of-eight shots.
The Amerks went 2-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.
Rochester will head to Belleville to square off with the Senators on Saturday. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.