BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Brett Murray scored the winner with less than three minutes to play in overtime as the Rochester Americans topped the Belleville Americans 4-3 to take Game 2 of their first-round series Friday and advance to the second round of the AHL playoffs.

Arttu Ruotsalainen scored twice and added two assists in the Americans' win.

Aaron Dell made 34 saves in the Rochester victory. Belleville netminder Filip Gustavsson stopped 26 shots in defeat.

The Senators were trailing 3-1 entering the third period, but goals from Andrew Agozzino and Roby Jarventie in the frame tied things up at 3-3 and sent the game to overtime.

While the Senators were bounced in the first round Friday, a couple of other Canadian teams continued their quest for the Calder Cup, kicking off their second-round series.

The Laval Rocket opened their series with the Syracuse Crunch with a 5-3 loss, while the Manitoba Moose fell to the Milwaukee Admirals 3-2 in Game 1 of their series.

The second round of the playoffs is best-of-fives.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2022.