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Page6D Thursday,October22,2015 DemocratandChronicle. com SPORTS UTICA - When the shot-counter on the score- b oard reads 47-14, you can pretty much bet the score will be pretty darn ugly. How could it not be when a team allows nearly four dozen shots on goal? When you have a goalie who plays really well, that’s how. Despite the onslaught on shots that Linus Ullmark faced, the Roches- t er Americans lost just 4-2 to the Utica Comets on W ednesday night. “All the credit goes to him that it was as close as i t was,” Amerks coach R andy Cunneyworth said. Ullmark allowed just t hree goals — all to sec- o nd-year left winger Hunter Shinkaruk — even though the Comets maintained offensive-zone puck control for minutes a nd minutes at a time. The final Utica goal was s cored into an empty net with under two seconds to play by Alexandre Gren ier. “ They definitely out- everythinged us,” said A merks captain Cal O’Reilly, who played as a visitor for the first time in Utica after playing the previous two seasons with the Comets. “We’re still t rying to find ourselves. They played desperate. They hadn’t won a game (1-2 now) and you could tell.” The Amerks do have two victories, winning both games on opening weekend on home ice. That included a 2-1tri- umph over Utica. Since then they have lost three s traight, all on the road, and all in a five-day span. “ None of games have really been the hockey we need to play,” O’Reilly s aid. “We have to be better i n a lot of aspects.” The two games against U tica are proof. The Amerks have been out- shot a combined 86-36 by the Comets, yet Ullmark’s first-star performance on Oct. 10 enabled Rochester t o win. For a guy who hadn’t played in five months and missed all of training camp as he recovered from surgery on both hips, he has been very good. He has stopped 110 of 118 shots, a .932 save percentage, in three starts. He made 43 saves on Wednesday. “ The problem is I’ve lost two in a row,” the rook ie from Sweden said. “You’re kind of bummed out about that. “ If I don’t look at the re- s ults (a 1-2 record), then I feel secure how things are g oing. I think I’ve found my game again.” He has made a quick adjustment to the North American game, where the ice surface is smaller a nd plays develop more quickly. Players have less time with the puck, and fore- checkers can be forcing a defender to move the puck with less precision than Ullmark has grown up playing behind. “There’s more risk in the game because it’s tighter,” he said. U llmark’s ability to adapt to a new style of p lay is hardly a concern for the Amerks. Their play as a team, however, s hould be cause for conc ern. KEVINO@Gannett . com COMETS 4, AMERKS 2 Ullmark shines while rest of the team flops KEVIN OKLOBZIJA @KEVINODANDC Utica 4,Amerks 2 Rochester 101—2 U tica112—4 First period: 1,Utica,Shinaruk 1(Vey,Fedun) 2:04 (pp).2,Rochester,Akeson 2 (O'Reilly) 15:11 Penalties: Donovan,Roch (slashing) 1:39;Baptiste,Roch (roughing) 7:42;Leduc, R och (interference) 15:11. Second period: 3,Shinkaruk 2 (Gaunce, Subban) 18:17 (pp). Penalties: Negrin,Utc ( delay of game) 8:10;Pedan,Utc (cross checking) 10:14;Austin,Roch (interference) 17:47. Third period: 4,Utica,Shinkaruk 3 (Jensen, P edan) 6:46.5,Rochester,Leduc 2 (Ruhwe- d el) 15:02 (pp).6,Utica,Grenier 1(Ehrhardt, H amilton) 19:58 (en). Penalties: Varone, Roch (unsportsmanlike conduct) 7:12;Frie- sen,Utc double minor (unsportsmanlike conduct,roughing) 7:12;Catenacci,Roch match misconduct (slew-foot) 9:33;Robak,Roch (roughing) 14:39;Bancks,Utc double minor (attempted spearing) 14:39. Shots on goal: Rochester 6-5-3--14.Utica 19-13-15--47. Goalies: Rochester,Ullmark 1-2 (46 shots, 43 s aves).Utica,Cannata 1-2 (14,12). Power-play conversions: Rochester 1of 4. U tica 2 of 5. Penalties/minutes: Rochester 7/22.Utica 6/ 12. Attendance: 3,835. STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division G PWLOTPtsGFGA Montreal770014237 Tampa Bay742192320 Florida632171812 Ottawa632171917 Detroit 532061 5 1 3 B oston623152226 Buffalo624041115 Toronto613241319 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. I slanders 641192 1 1 5 N .Y.Rangers 742191 8 1 5 W ashington541081912 Philadelphia 632171 3 1 6 P ittsburgh 633061 0 1 1 N ew Jersey 623151 1 1 6 C arolina 514021 1 1 7 C olumbus 707001 3 3 4 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP WLO T P ts G F G A Dallas 65101 0 2 1 1 4 N ashville6510101913 St.Louis7520102117 Winnipeg642082013 Minnesota531171415 Chicago633061414 Colorado523041616 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose 642081 7 1 2 V ancouver631281611 Arizona632171814 Los Angeles52304614 Edmonton624041216 Anaheim51313512 Calgary514021019 NOTE:Two points for a win,one point for o vertime loss. Wednesday’s Games B uffalo 2,Toronto 1,SO Philadelphia at Boston D etroit at Edmonton C arolina at Colorado Thursday’s Games Arizona at N.Y.Rangers,7 p.m. D allas at Pittsburgh,7 p.m. N ew Jersey at Ottawa,7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville,8 p.m. C olumbus at Minnesota,8 p.m. Florida at Chicago,8:30 p.m. Washington at Vancouver,10 p.m. L os Angeles at San Jose,10:30 p.m. Summaries S abres 2,Maple Leafs 1(S/O) Toronto 1000—1 Buffalo 0010—2 Buffalo won shootout 2-1 First Period— 1,Toronto,Parenteau 1(Polak, Grabner),1:28. Second Period— None. Third Period— 2,Buffalo,Kane 1,15:31. Overtime— None. Shootout— Toronto 1(Parenteau G,Kadri NG,Lupul NG,van Riemsdyk NG,Boyes NG), B uffalo 2 (R.O’Reilly NG,Ennis G,Eichel NG, K ane NG,Moulson G). Shots on Goal— Toronto 6-11-4-3—24.Buf- f alo 12-12-10-1—35. Power-play opportunities— Toronto 0 of 1;Buffalo 0 of 4. Goalies— Toronto,Bernier 0-3-1(35 s hots-34 saves).Buffalo,C.Johnson 2-4-0 ( 24-23). A— 17,762 (19,070). T— 2:47. Referees— Jon McIsaac,Steve Kozari. L inesmen—Scott Driscoll,Mark Shewchyk. Flyers 5,Bruins 4 (OT) Philadelphia 2021—5 Boston 2200—4 First Period— 1,Philadelphia,Bellemare 1 (VandeVelde,White),9:28.2,Boston,Con- nolly 1(Bergeron,Marchand),13:28.3, Philadelphia,Gagner 2 (Laughton, L.Schenn),15:04.4,Boston,Bergeron 4 (Eriksson,Krejci),17:24 (pp). Second Period— 5,Boston,Kelly 2 (Eriks- s on,Chara),4:31(sh).6,Boston,Hayes 2 (Krejci),8:49. Third Period— 7,Philadelphia,Giroux 2 ( Voracek,Streit),7:48.8,Philadelphia,Simmonds 1(Umberger,Streit),10:24. Overtime— 9,Philadelphia,Giroux 3 ( Streit,Voracek),2:09 (pp). Shots on Goal— Philadelphia 15-10-111 —37.Boston 12-11-6-1—30. Power-play opportunities— Philadelphia 1of 2;Boston 1of 3. Goalies— Philadelphia,Neuvirth (12 shots-10 saves),Mason 1-2-1(0:00 second, 18-16).Boston,Rask 1-3-1(37-32). A— 17,565 (17,565). T— 2:33. NHL STANDINGS AND SUMMARIES BUFFALO- Evander K ane tied it with 4:29 left with his first goal for Buffalo, and the Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1in a shootout Wednes- d ay night. M att Moulson and Tyler Ennis scored in the shootout, while Chad Johnson made 23 saves as Buffalo improved to 2-4. P .A. Parenteau scored a nd Jonathan Bernier made 34 saves as the Maple Leafs fell to 1-3-2. Buffalo got off to a fast start, but it was Parent eau who opened the scoring when he redirected Roman Polak’s shot from the right point over Johnson’s shoulder at the 1:28 mark. K ane pushed a wrister past Bernier on Buffalo’s 33rd shot of the night. B uffalo acquired Kane f rom Winnipeg in February, but he was unable to play until this season after having shoulder surgery. T he game went to 3- o n-3 overtime, where Buffalo quickly had a 3- on-1foiled by Bernier. Johnson made an acrobatic left pad save to stop K adri deep into overtime, a nd Toronto missed two further chances to score. In the first, Kane picked up a loose puck to spring a 2-on-1with rook ie Jack Eichel, but elected to make a pass that was pushed away from danger. The pair was responsible for much of the Sa- b res’ attack, with 13 of Buffalo’s 35 shots on goal. Bernier made a point b lank stop on Matt Moul- s on during a Buffalo power play about nine minutes into the period, and then denied Kane moments later. O ff Tyler Ennis’ takea- w ay at the blue line, Nicolas Deslauriers put a shot past Bernier but off the cross bar. Buffalo finished the f irst with a 12-6 advan- t age in shots. Toronto took eight of the first nine second-period shots, but Buffalo started to find its form w ith Nick Spaling in the box for interfering with Johnson. Bernier was called into action for five shots on the power play, includ- i ng a pair of scrums near his crease. Buffalo took control o f the third period mid- w ay through and raised the Leafs’ ire when Kane plowed through Dion Phaneuf near the blue line, dropping Tor onto’s captain to the ice w ith a high stick. Ennis and Cody Franson each had chances to beat Bernier during a possession with about s ix minutes left, but the T oronto goaltender saved both. Notes: Toronto out- shot Buffalo 3-1in overtime. … The Sabres p laced D Bobby Sanguinetti on waivers earlier Wednesday. … Toronto’s Jake Gardiner missed the game with a minor injury. SABRES 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1(SO) KEVIN HOFFMAN/USA TODAY SPORTS Sabres right wing Brian Gionta and Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly go after a loose puck in front of goalie Jonathan Bernier during the second period at First Niagara Center. Kane scores his first g oal of season in win NICK MENDOLA ASSOCIATED PRESS Lauren Ferraro s cored two goals, inc luding the game win- n er with eight minutes remaining in regulation, to lift Mount Morris 2-1 over Honeoye in the first round of Section V Class D girls soccer sectionals on Wednesday. Rose D’Angelo had 11 saves in goal for the Blue Devils (11-4-2). NO. 4 ARKPORT/ CANASERAGA 3, NO. 13 L YNDONVILLE 0 Erin Geiveo had two goals and Brooke Gei- veo added a goal and an assist for A/C (14-2-1). NO. 8 WHEATLAND-CHILI 5, NO. 9 GENESEE VALLEY 0 Hannah Callaghan scored two goals for Wheatland (10-6-1). NO. 5 YORK 8, NO. 12 BATAVIA-NOTRE DAME Katie Mandarano scored four goals for York (12-3-1). CLASS A FIRST ROUND NO. 2 WAYNE 5, NO. 15 CANANDAIGUA 0 Adrianna VanCuyck had two goals and two assists for Wayne (16-1). NO. 6 MERCY 2, NO. 11 BATAVIA 0 Kristen Smith scored agoal for Mercy (11-5-1). NO. 4 GREECE ARCADIA 3, NO. 13 GENEVA 0 Lily Schultz had two goals for Arcadia (133-1). NO. 12 BRIGHTON 2, NO. 8 HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA 0 Lauren Donnelly and Bella Ponticello each tallied a goal for Brighton (9-8) CLASS D2 FIRST ROUND NO. 10 LIMA CHRISTIAN 2, NO. 7 HINSDALE 1 Olivia Cox scoredin sudden death overtime t o lift Lima Christian (412). NO. 3 NORTHSTAR 4, NO. 14 HAMMONDSPORT 0 Erica D’Ambrosio t allied two goals for Northstar (9-6-2). NO. 9 SCIO 4, NO. 8 AVOCA 2 Alannah Allen tallied t wo goals for Scio (411-2). Carlie VanOrder scored both goals for Avoca. NO. 4 BELFAST 3, NO. 13 ROMULUS 0 Michaela Pastorius had two goals for Belfast (10-6-1). Morgan Hamer made t hree saves in the shutout. VOLLEYBALL MONROE COUNTY HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA 2 5-25-25, HILTON 7-22-20 Sydney Uthe had 10 kills and Molly Taylor a dded 25 assists for HF-L (10-5). FINGER LAKES HARLEY-ALLENDALE COLUMBIA 22-25-20-25-25, BLOOMFIELD 25-20-25-22-8 Rebecca Orbach tallied 13 killsand 12 digfor H-AC (9-7). Sierra Leitten had 29 a ssists and five aces for B loomfield. GENESEE REGION PEMBROKE 27-25-25, LYNDONVILLE 25-13-21 Sam Quaranto tallied 5 digs, 5 assists, 10 kills, and 6 aces for Pembroke (10-5). C assie Maynard had t hree kills and eight digs for Lyndonville (3-14). NON-LEAGUE CALEDONIA-MUMFORD 25-25-25, WHEATLAND-CHILI 11-7-8 Rebecca Ebersole had four kills for Cal-Mum (14-3). Elizabeth Russell tallied three blocks for W-C ( 2-15). KENDALL 23-25-25-25, EDISON 25-12-15-16 Madison Rath tallied 1 3 kills and seven aces for Kendall (11-9). BATH 25-25-25, ADDISON 1 6-14-8 Kyara Wilson had four kills and five acesfor Bath (14-3). E mile Knapp had seven digs for Addison (2-10). AQUINAS 25-25-25, B YRON-BERGEN 15-17-20 Lauren Burke record- e d 12 assistsand six aces f or B-B (13-2). LIVINGSTON COUNTY G ENESEO 25-25-25, HORNELL 8 -9-16 Stefanie Ledwith had 2 1assists for Geneseo ( 14-3). LETCHWORTH 2 5-25-25-22-25, PAVILION 27-19-21-25-9 Julia Mertsock had 27 kills and nine blocks for L etchworth (7-11). Lydia Milligan had 10 killsfor Pavilion (7-11). DANSVILLE 25-25-25, LIVONIA 14-15-23 Hope Didas had nine service points and six killsfor Dansville (9-8). Savannah Berry had 12 assists for Livonia (12-5). AVON 20-25-25-25, DANSVILLE 25-17-9-20 Mary Northrup had 11 digs and Grace Levendus- k y added 14 kills for the Braves on Tuesday. Sabrina Didas tallied 1 5 assists, 3 aces, 6 digs and a block and Hope Didas added nine kills for Dansville. CROSS COUNTY WAYNE/FINGER LAKES AT PALMYRA-MACEDON, TUESDAY Team: Palmyra-Macedon 18,North Rose- W olcott 43;P-M 22,Bloomfield 37;P-M 20, M arion 41;Marion 24,NR-W 32;Marion 27, Bloomfield 28;Bloomfield 26,NR-W 29. Top-5 :1.Jordan Hurlbut (P-M) 20:04;2.Aly- son Vancamp (M) 21:16;3.Nikolle VanStra- len (B) 21:24;4.Liz Hofer (P-M) 21:28;5.Liz A brams (P-M) 21:40. GIRLS Mount Morris edges Honeoye STAFF REPOR TS Kevin’s 3 stars 1. Hunter Shinkaruk, LW, Comets ... Scored 3 goals. 2. Linus Ullmark, G, Amerks . .. The only reason this wasn’t amonumental blowout. 3. Alexandre Grenier, RW, Comets ... A force in the offensive zone.