Sunday, March 24, 2002

Guite paces Ducks past Americans

Enquirer staff and news services

        Newly acquired Ben Guite had a goal and an assist to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Rochester Americans Saturday at the Gardens.

        Antti-Jussi Niemi, Travis Brigley and Richard Keyes also scored for the Ducks, who avenged a 4-2 loss Friday to Rochester and moved to within one point of Philadelphia and Hershey for seventh place in the Western Conference playoff positioning.
        Rochester ....... 0-0-1-1
       Cincinnati ....... 2-1-1-4

        First period: 1. Cin, Niemi 8 (Brimanis, Guite), 4:55 (ppg). 2. Cin, Guite 13 (Brule, Green), 5:25.

        Second period: 3. Cin, Brigley 22 (DeWolf, Brule), 1:01 (ppg).

        Third period: 4. Cin, Keyes 1 (Brimanis, Krivokrasov), 18:38 (ppg). 5. Roc, Shmyr 1 (Fitzpatrick, Adduono), 18:52.

        Shots on goal: Roc 7-8-7=22; Cin 6-9-9=24. Power-play opportunities: Roc 0-for-8; Cin 3-for-8. Goaltenders: Roc, Askey (24 shots, 20 saves; record 12-12-3); Cin, Bryzgalov (22 shots, 21 saves; record 20-14-4). Att: 6,511.

        Records: Rochester 28-27-15-2; Cincinnati 32-29-9-3.


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