A career-best four-point day from Phil Varone and a 31-save effort from goaltender David Leggio powered the Rochester Americans to a 4-1 win over the Lake Erie Monsters Tuesday morning at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. With the win, the Amerks (26-16-2-1, 55 points) remain undefeated against the Monsters this season and moves Rochester into a two-way tie with Lake Erie for second place in the American Hockey League’s North Division standings.
Varone (2+2) had his hand in all four Rochester goals, including a pair of unassisted tallies, on his way to recording his first three-point game since notching three assists against Lake Erie on Feb. 17 of last season. Leggio also extends his personal win streak to a season-long seven games as the red-hot Amerks have now won eight of nine and nine of their last 11 games.
Rookie goaltender Calvin Pickard stopped 22 shots and Paul Carey scored the lone goal for the Monsters, who saw their winless streak reach five games in the loss.
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