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AHL Morning Skate: Nov. 20

Last night’s results || Today’s scoreboard || Standings || League Leaders

adk @ bri 3:00 ET, AHL Live
Locked in a battle that sees all five Northeast Division teams separated by two points, Bridgeport hosts Adirondack at Webster Bank Arena this afternoon… The Phantoms (9-5-0-1) are tied with Connecticut at 19 points, one point behind Springfield and Albany and one ahead of the Sound Tigers (8-7-2-0)… Eric Wellwood (5-6-11) tallied a goal and an assist as the Phantoms earned a 5-2 win in Syracuse last night… The Sound Tigers fell at home to Springfield, 4-1, with Tim Wallace scoring the lone Bridgeport goal… This is the third of six meetings between the teams this season; the Phantoms won the first two meetings by a combined score of 11-4… Adirondack’s Tom Sestito (4-4-8) has scored three of his goals vs. Bridgeport.

rfd @ cha 3:00 ET, AHL Live
Rockford ended a three-game winless streak with a 3-2 shootout win in Charlotte on Friday; the teams wrap up their two-game series with the rematch at the Time Warner Cable Arena this afternoon… Alec Richards made 48 saves — the most by an AHL goaltender this season — as the IceHogs improved to 5-2-1-0 on the road… Rostislav Olesz, in his first game after being assigned to Rockford from the parent Chicago Blackhawks, picked up a goal and an assist and scored in the shootout on Friday… Zac Dalpe had a goal and an assist for the Checkers and was recalled by Carolina yesterday… Charlotte is 3-1-0-1 against Midwest Division foes.

wbs @ wor 4:00 ET, AHL Live
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wraps up its three-game New England road weekend in Worcester… The Penguins had been 8-0-0-0 on the road this season before losing shootouts in Portland on Friday and Manchester last night… Ben Street had a goal and an assist for Wilkes-Barre last night, giving him 4-7-11 in his last six games… The Sharks have lost four in a row, the last two in overtime… Worcester’s Matt Irwin (6-7-13) has tallied a goal and an assist in each of Worcester’s last two contests, and leads all AHL defensemen with six goals… The Penguins are 6-1-0-1 all-time vs. the Sharks.

ct @ pro 4:05 ET, AHL Live
Connecticut and Providence begin their eight-game season series with a meeting at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this afternoon… The Whale are coming off a 3-2 overtime win over Bridgeport on Friday, as Brendan Bell (1-4-5) scored the decisive goal with 6.8 seconds left in OT… Carl Hagelin (7-5-12) has a goal in four straight games for Connecticut (4-1-5)… The Bruins dropped a 3-2 decision in Portland last night… Josh Hennessy (4-5-9) had a goal and an assist and Jamie Tardif (4-3-7) also scored for Providence last night.

sa @ mil 5:00 ET, AHL Live
After opening the weekend with wins in Grand Rapids and Chicago, the San Antonio Rampage continue their seven-game road trip in Milwaukee this afternoon… Bill Thomas (4-4-8) and Mark Cullen (2-7-9) had a goal and an assist each in last night’s 4-3 win over the Wolves, the Rampage’s third win in their last four games… Thomas has 3-2-5 in the last two contests… The Admirals beat Grand Rapids last night, 3-1, their 23rd consecutive regular-season road game with a point (16-0-4-3)… Michael Latta (5-5-10), Ben Ryan (1-2-3) and Roman Josi (1-3-4) scored for Milwaukee in the win, and Jeremy Smith (8-3-1, 2.15, .919) became the first AHL goaltender in nearly six years to stop two penalty shots in the same game.

peo @ tor 5:00 ET, AHL Live
Peoria visits Toronto to take on the Marlies this evening… Toronto regained first place in the North Division by finishing off a home-and-home sweep of Rochester yesterday, getting a goal and two assists from defenseman Simon Gysbers and 32 saves from Mark Owuya (2-1-1, 1.51, .944)… The Rivermen had their four-game winning streak snapped in a 3-2 loss at Lake Erie last night, and remain tied for first place in the Midwest Division… Brett Sterling (12-10-22) scored both Peoria goals last night, moving into a share of the AHL lead with 12 goals… T.J. Hensick (6-18-24) had two assists and still leads the league in scoring.

abb @ hou 6:05 ET, AHL Live
Abbotsford wraps up its seven-game road trip with a visit to Houston this evening… The Heat are 5-1-0-0 so far on the trip and 10-2-0-0 on the road for the season following last night’s 4-2 win in Oklahoma City… Abbotsford is tied for first place in the West Division, one point ahead of the Aeros… Jon Rheault had a goal and two assists and Greg Nemisz and Clay Wilson each added a goal and an assist for the Heat last night… Houston downed Texas last night, 5-1, the Aeros’ fourth straight road win… Chad Rau, Casey Wellman and Jeff Penner picked up a goal and an assist apiece for Houston last night… Abbotsford is 3-1-0-1 all-time at Toyota Center, including a 5-3 win on Nov. 10.