O’Reilly a huge factor for Amerks

Cal O’Reilly has been here before. His stick can get hotter than a blacksmith’s forge, making his start impressive but not surprising.

Mr. Amerk Jody Gage knows a 4-goal debut

Mr. Amerk, Jody Gage, scored four goals in his professional debut, finding the net four times for the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Red Wings in an 8-3 franchise-christening victory over the Hershey Bears in Glens Falls on Oct. 11, 1979.

Amerks relying on rookie Nylander

Alex Nylander gives the Rochester Americans — and eventually the parent Buffalo Sabres — something they don’t have an abundance of.