ROCHESTER, NY – The Albany Devils fell 5-4 to the Rochester Americans Friday at Blue Cross Arena. The Devils move to a 38-32-2-3 record and the Amerks improve to a 32-40-0-3 record.
Blandisi was able to regain the lead at 4:23 of the second period when he netted his eighth goal of the season. Nick Lappin and Camper were credited the two assists on the goal.
Jan Mandat gave the Devils their third lead of the night at 17:14 of the second frame after his shot from the far side circle slipped past Amerks netminder Linus Ullmark. The tally marked Mandat’s sixth of season and was assisted by Vojtech Mozik and Luke Gazdic.
Grant netted a power play goal to tie the game at three with just 15 seconds remaining in the second period. Justin Bailey and Rodrigues earned the assists.
Bailey then gave the Amerks their first lead of the night making it a 4-3 game 43 seconds into the third frame. Hudson Fasching netted the Amerks fifth goal of the night on a 3-on-1 rush at 4:41 to give them a 5-3 lead.
Both teams travel back to Albany to face off again Saturday at 5 pm at Times Union Center to end the regular season.