Americans best Pirates 2-1 in overtime

Portland stymied by Rochester's Ullmark 43-save effort

The Portland Pirates picked up a point, but dropped their second straight game Friday night, falling 2-1 in overtime to the Rochester Americans in front of a crowd of 7,154 at Blue Cross Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Rochester's Dan Catenacci opened the scoring, from Jason Akeson and Chad Ruhwedel, at the 2:49 mark of the second.

Corban Knight, recently back from the Florida Panthers, notched his second of the season to even the game at 16:54 of the middle frame. Knight's goal was set up by veteran Rob Schremp and John McFarland.

Akeson delivered the deciding goal 2:03 into the extra session, with the assists going to Cal O'Reilly and Evan Rodrigues to give the host Amerks the bonus point.

Linus Ullmark turned away 43 shots to get the win, while Sam Brittain was the hard luck loser, finishing with 36 stops.

Portland (29-19-2) will continue its seven-game road trip this afternoon in Toronto with a matinee against the Marlies.