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Amerks unable to hold lead in shootout loss to Devils

Despite building a pair of leads, including a two-goal cushion in the first period, the Rochester Americans (7-3-1-2) were unable to stay in front as the Binghamton Devils (5-7-2-0) scored late in the third period before ultimately stealing a 4-3 win in the shootout Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena.

While appearing in their sixth game beyond regulation this season, the Amerks have earned 17 out of a possible 26 points through their first 13 games of the campaign. Additionally, Rochester has picked up points in eight of its last 10 games overall.

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Forward Tage Thompson scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season while Curtis Lazar and Eric Cornel tallied their fourth and first goals, respectively. Goaltender Jonas Johansson (2-2-2) stopped 25 shots, plus three of four attempts in the skills competition, but suffered the overtime loss.

Brett Seney notched a season-high three points (2+1) while Ben Street also registered a multi-point game with two assists in addition to the shootout-clincher to give Binghamton its second straight win. Joey Anderson completed the scoring with his third of the campaign while rookie netminder Gilles Senn made 28 saves to improve to 3-2-1.

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