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Down The 90: An Amerks Report

A look at how the AHL’s Rochester Americans are doing as of late.

AHL: FEB 05 Rochester Americans at Cleveland Monsters Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Record: 2-2-0-0

Standings: 4 points, 4th in North Division, 9th in Eastern Conference

Leading Scorers

Jack Quinn (4G, 3A, 4 games played)*

JJ Peterka (1G, 4A, 4 games played)

Michael Mersch (2G, 2A, 4 games played)

*Quinn is tied for third in the AHL in points scored.

Goaltending Stats

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, 1-2-0, 5.01 GAA, .805 sv percentage

Aaron Dell, 1-0-0, 3.00 GAA, .900 sv percentage

Recent Results

7-3 loss vs. Belleville Senators

7-3 win vs. Toronto Marlies

5-3 win vs. Syracuse Crunch

6-2 loss vs. Utica Comets

Upcoming Games

Friday, Oct. 29 @ Laval

Saturday, Oct. 30 @ Laval

Wednesday, Nov. 3 vs. Belleville

Friday, Nov. 5 vs. Toronto

Division Standings

1. Utica (3-0-0)

2. Cleveland (3-1-0)

3. Laval (4-2-0)

4. Rochester (2-2-0)

5. Syracuse (2-2-1)

6. Belleville (2-3-0)

7. Toronto (2-3-0)

Overall Thoughts

It’s been a rough time for the Amerks so far, though it is only four games into their young season. On the plus side, Jack Quinn and JJ Peterka are performing as expected and absolutely tearing it up offensively. I can’t wait to see what they can do with the Buffalo Sabres down the line. On the minus side, Ukko-Pekka Luukonen hasn’t looked great so far. As others have pointed out, there are also some questionable roster choices being made right now, which further makes us wonder why Appert is playing his team this way:

Highlights