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Amerks sweep Marlies, advance to conference finals for first time since 2004

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Rochester Americans are heading to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004 after completing a sweep of the Toronto Marlies with an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Blue Cross Arena.

Isak Rosen netted two goals, Jiri Kulich scored for the sixth consecutive game, and Lukas Rousek chipped in with a goal and two assists for Rochester. Malcolm Subban made 34 saves, including 16 in the third period.

The Amerks will take on the Hershey Bears in a best-of-seven series, which begins Tuesday, May 23.