Jack Quinn beats Springfield’s Joel Hofer in Tuesday’s shootout. ©2022, Rochester Americans

Sabres prospect Jack Quinn scores slick shootout goal for Amerks

ROCHESTER – Sabres prospect Jack Quinn has utilized the scintillating moves at least three times to score highlight-reel shootout goals for the Americans.

“I’m just coming down the right side and kind of cutting into the hash marks,” Quinn told the Times Herald after using the moves to score again in Tuesday’s 3-2 win at Blue Cross Arena.

Then Quinn, 20, fakes a shot and the fun begins. If the goalie bites, as the Springfield Thunderbirds’ Joe Hofer did Tuesday, he shifts to his backhand and then quickly back to his forehand.

Quinn’s soft hands left Hofer sprawling on his stomach, so the slick rookie winger patiently moved around him and scored.

“He kind of came out on me and that’s why I had to slow down … but it ended up working,” said Quinn, who played his first two NHL games in Buffalo earlier this season.

Winger JJ Peterka and center Arttu Ruotsalainen also scored nifty shootout goals to help the Amerks, who are battling for a playoff spot in the AHL playoffs, clinch a critical win.

“All three executed moves that they trust,” Amerks coach Seth Appert said.

Right now, the Amerks are in the fifth and final postseason spot in the North Division.

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