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Around The AHL: How Seth Appert steers the Amerks through a difficult night

One by one, the goals piled up on the Rochester Americans last weekend.


While the game, a 9-2 home loss, finally ended, the pain would continue long after for head coach Seth Appert, his leadership group, and the Rochester dressing room. Already down 3-2 after the first period, Rochester went on to surrender six unanswered goals as the game devolved into a rout. Appert elected to pull starter Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen after 27 shots and five goals allowed. A night earlier, Luukkonen had pulled out a 4-2 come-from-behind road win with 34 saves.


So how does Appert, who brought more than 20 years of Division 1 and USNTDP coaching experience with him to Rochester last summer as one of the brightest coaching prospects in the game, manage a bad loss?

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