Rochester beats St. Louis 4-3 after comeback scare

Dec 17, 2015

St. Louis tried its best to erase a two-goal deficit, but Rochester would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-3.

Rochester made the score 4-2 on a goal by Colby DeCarlo at 5:06 in the third period, and St. Louis got as close as 4-3 when Sam Maddox scored 10:20 into the third period.

Rochester was sparked by DeCarlo, who racked up one goal.

Rochester also got points from Trey McMillen, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Rochester included Dan Trageser and Nick Paulson, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Rochester were Hunter Heightland, Griffen Buck, Ben Koester, John Zwarych, Garrett Strom, and Justin Sweet, who each chipped in one.

St. Louis put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Rochester to score on any of its four power plays. St. Louis was held below its usual level of production. St. Louis puts an average of 5.7 pucks into the net per game. St. Louis\’ offense rang up 34 shots on Rochester\’s net.

St. Louis was helped by Frankie Cardinale, who had one goal. Cardinale scored on the power play 15:24 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Rochester. St. Louis had taken the advantage when Rochester\’s McMillen got sent off for tripping. Hayden Smer assisted on the tally. Brian Schumacher also scored for St. Louis. More assists for St. Louis came via Daniel Dunaway, who had three and Eduard Rumyantsev and Alex Klaesner, who contributed one each.

Zach Mains rejected 31 shots on goal for Rochester. Rochester incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Zach Young recorded 25 saves for St. Louis. St. Louis incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.