Cody Jamieson led Rochester with four goals, while captain Shawn Williams added four points (1+3) in front of a crowd of 4,945. Carthage, NY native Casey Powell led Boston with nine points (4+5) and was supported by Kevin Buchananís eight points (2+6) and Josh Sandersonís six assists.
Rochester goaltenders Matt Vinc and Aaron Bold both saw time in net, with Vinc making 29 saves and Bold stopping eight.
Boston built a comfortable 3-0 lead to start the game with goals coming from Ryan Dilks and Nick Cotter. Dilks first found the net after collecting a looseball at the midline and finishing a breakaway opportunity.
Just 24 seconds later, Cotter trickled a shot past Rochester goaltender Vinc. Dilks then recorded his second of the night after grabbing a Casey Powell rebound and tossing it past Vinc. The 5:54 tally was also assisted by Sanderson.
Current Rookie of the Week Jamieson scored Rochesterís only goal of the first quarter, rifling a long shot past Anthony Cosmo. The power-play goal was assisted by Gary Gait.
Scoring in the first was capped off by Bostonís Dan Dawson, who gave the Blazerís a 4-1 lead after 15 minutes.
It didnít take long for Dilks to complete his hat trick, capitalizing on the transition just 46 seconds into the second quarter. The defenseman was setup by Casey Powell and Sanderson.
The Powell brothers combined for Bostonís next goal, after Casey made a diving effort to push a rebound by Ryan into the net.
Williams then scored for Rochester, cutting the Boston lead to 6-2.
However, consecutive goals from Casey Powell and Dawson would chase Vinc from the Knighthawk net just 20 minutes into the game; he was replaced by Bold.
Bold settled into the game quickly, getting credited with an assist on a Pat McCready goal at the 9:05 mark. Jamieson then added his second of the night to make the score 8-4.
However, Boston closed out the half with three unanswered goals by Dawson, Kevin Buchanan and Ryan Powell, respectively. Buchanan and Powellís goals were both scored on the power play.
Boston kept up the pace in the second half, with Casey Powell adding his third of the night on the power play. The hat-trick goal was assisted by Buchanan and Ryan Powell.
After the Powell goal, Vinc returned to the Rochester net only to have Dawson score his forth and give the Blazers a 13-4 advantage.
Jamieson responded by finishing off his own hat trick, muscling a shot past Cosmo. The power-play goal came off feeds from Craig Point and Williams. Evans followed with a goal of his own, picking out the top corner for his first goal of the night.
However, the two goals were quickly cancelled out, as Buchanan and Casey Powell each added another tally for Boston. Cotter also added another goal for the Blazers to end the scoring in the third.
Jamieson would go on to add another goal in the final quarter for his fourth of the night.
On Saturday, February 5th, the Knighthawks play their next game. It's a 2:05 p.m. start against the Philadelphia Wings at Blue Cross Arena.