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Score sheet gets lots of new names in Rochester's 6-3 win over Hamilton

Wednesday, 11.27.2013 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Rochester Americans had a lot of newcomers on the score sheet Wednesday in their 6-3 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs in American Hockey League action.

Rasmus Ristolainen scored his first two goals of the season, Johan Larsson got his first, Kevin Porter scored his second and third goals of the campaign and Jamie Tardiff got his second.

Porter opened the scoring in the first period, and made it 4-2 Rochester (8-7-4) with a power-play goal in the third.

Jamie Tardiff's short-handed goal at 2:55 into the second period gave the Americans a 2-0 lead.

Ristolainen got his first AHL goal on the power play at 15:35 of the second period to give the home team a 3-1 lead, and he scored shorthanded into an empty net in the final minute.

Christian Thomas had a goal and helped set up Morgan Ellis and Martin St. Pierre to account for the Hamilton (9-8-3) scoring.

For Thomas and Ellis, it was their second goals of the season. St. Pierre's was his fourth.

Nathan Lieuwen made 24 saves for Rochester, while Dustin Tokarski turned back 23 shots for the Bulldogs.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory