Amerks take Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Rochester Americans defeated the Hershey Bears, 5-1 in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals.

It took the Amerks 14 seconds to get on the board with a Joseph Cecconi’s 2nd goal of the postseason. At the halfway point of the 1st period, Brett Murray extended their lead. Matt Bartkowski, Mason Jobst, and Lukas Rousek tacked on goals as well for Rochester, which has won seven straight postseason games after facing elimination in the opening round.

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Malcolm Subban only faced 22 shots on goal, stopping 21 of them marking the second time this postseason he’s only allowed a goal or fewer.

Game 2 is Thursday night at 7 p.m. It will be shown on MSG Network.