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Amerks tripped up by Binghamton



The Rochester Americans (33-20-4-5) came within a goal of tying Wednesday’s contest against the Binghamton Devils (33-24-4-0) but could not pull even as they dropped a 5-2 decision at The Blue Cross Arena.

Despite the loss, the Amerks remain six points behind the Belleville Senators for the top spot in the North Division standings with a game in hand. The Amerks, who have earned 15 out of a possible 24 points in their last 12 games, also hold a two-point lead over the Comets for second place in North Division standings.

For the second straight game, forward Taylor Leier opened the scoring with his team-leading seventh power-play goal of the season and 11th overall, while rookie Jacob Bryson extended his point streak to a career-long four games as he notched a pair of assists. Remi Elie also netted in his eighth goal of the season. Defenseman John Gilmour registered a career-high 10 shots on goal. Goaltender Jonas Johansson (14-4-3) made 24 saves but suffered the loss. Dating back to Nov. 13, the Swedish netminder boasts an impressive 12-2-1 record with two shutouts, a 2.23 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage while allowing just two goals or less in nine starts over that span.