Mason Jobst records two points, Subban makes 31 saves in 5-4 shootout loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Mar 17, 2023
The Rochester Americans (28-24-4-2) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and then came back to force overtime before ultimately falling 5-4 in a shootout to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (24-26-4-5) Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Despite the shootout loss, Rochester has earned a point in eight of its last 12 games, going 5-4-2-1 over that span, and finished the season-series with a 1-0-0-1 mark against the Penguins this season. With the exception of the 2020-21 condensed season, the Amerks have had a winning record in each of their last five seasons against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Forwards Mason Jobst (1+1) and Brett Murray (0+2) each collected a multi-point night while Jiri Kulich, Sean Malone and Jeremy Davies all scored in the contest. Isak Rosen, Michael Mersch, Lukas Rousek, Linus Weissbach, and former Penguin Matt Bartkowski all notched one assist.
Goaltender Malcolm Subban (15-13-2) stopped 31 of the 35 shots he faced in regulation and overtime before stopping two of three in the shootout.
Drake Caggiula (1+1) and Mitch Reinke helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a win as they each registered a pair of points. Justin Addamo, Peter DiLiberatore and Jonathan Gruden all filled the net in regulation while Ty Glover and Valtteri Puustinen both added shootout markers.
Former Amerks netminder Dustin Tokarski (11-11-5) also finished the night with 31 saves while also stopping all three Rochester skaters in the skills competition to earn the win.
Facing a 3-0 deficit late in the opening period, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton quickly countered Rochester’s third goal as Gruden tipped in Reinke’s shot from atop the blueline at the 18:45 mark.
The Amerks took a 3-1 lead into the first frame before being whistled for three penalties over the course of middle period.
Rochester was able to kill off the first two, but 13 seconds into the third, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton cashed in to make it a one-goal game.
On the immediate face-off after a holding infraction, Reinke possessed the puck atop the point. The defenseman spotted Tyler Sikura at the right of the net…
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