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Weissbach scores game-winner in final seconds of overtime to cap wild third-period comeback

Nov 23, 2022

Linus Weissbach’s game-winning goal in the final seconds of overtime capped a wild third-period comeback as the Rochester Americans (9-5-1-1) scored three straight unanswered goals to erase a 3-1 deficit and stun the league-leading Providence Bruins (10-2-3-2) with a 4-3 win Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena.

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With the victory the Amerks have earned at least one point in seven of their first eight home contests so far this season, owning a 6-1-1-0 mark within the friendly confines of The Blue Cross Arena. Five of the six victories this season in the Flower City have come when the team trailed entering the final 20 minutes of regulation while all six wins have come by way of four or more goals. Rochester has outscored its opposition 16-7 after the start of the third period.


Along with Weissbach, who also earned the lone assist on the game-tying goal, recording a pair of points, Brett Murray tallied his second multi-point outing (2+0) in three games and first two-goal outing of the season. Anders Bjork tied the contest late in the third period as he scored his fourth goal of the season. Ethan Prow, Lukas Rousek, Jiri Kulich, Michael Mersch and Kale Clague all registered one assist each in the win.


Goaltender Michael Houser improved to 3-1-0 as he made sixth appearance of the season and second consecutive start. Dating back to end of the 2021-22 season, Houser allowed three or fewer goals in all 11 of his games, which includes both appearances during the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs.



Samuel Asselin (1+1) and John Beecher (0+2) both tallied two points each for Providence, which suffered its first road loss of the season after coming into the contest with a 5-0-0-0 record on the road. Fabian Lysell and Nick Wolff rounded out the scoring while netminder Brandon Bussi (4-0-2) faced a career-high 46 shots but was dealt the overtime loss. Bussi has faced 40 or more shots in each of his last three appearances.


Facing a 3-1 deficit with 13:43 left in regulation, the Amerks forced a face-off to the left of the Providence net.


While Sean Malone took the draw, the puck eventually made its way to the corner, where Mersch sent a pass at the far point for…

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