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LOOKING BACK:
On Thursday, Jacob Micflikier notched his second career hat trick to help Charlotte cruise past Bridgeport, 6-1… Matt Climie recorded a 30-save shutout and Alexandre Picard’s third-period marker lifted San Antonio to a 1-0 win over Rockford… Toronto extended its points streak to six games (4-0-0-2) with a 5-1 win at Adirondack… In Wednesday’s action, Mark Dekanich posted a 35-save shutout as Milwaukee eked out a 1-0 shootout win at Grand Rapids… Francis Wathier scored twice, including the game-winner, to lift Texas over Chicago by a 3-2 count.

Wed 11/10
LAKE ERIE 5, Hamilton 1
Milwaukee 1, GRAND RAPIDS 0 (SO)
Norfolk 6, ALBANY 3
Portland 4, SPRINGFIELD 2
Rochester 6, BINGHAMTON 4
TEXAS 3, Chicago 2

Thu 11/11
Toronto 5, ADIRONDACK 1
CHARLOTTE 6, Bridgeport 1
SAN ANTONIO 1, Rockford 0


LOOKING AHEAD:
Abbotsford brings a three-game winning streak east for games in Providence on Friday and Sunday, and at Adirondack on Saturday… The Heat are coming off back-to-back 3-2 shootout wins over Houston this week; both nights, Abbotsford rallied from 2-0 down in regulation… A trio of rookies is tied for the Heat scoring lead – former first-round draft pick Greg Nemisz (5-5-10), Carter Bancks (3-7-10), and Gaelan Patterson (3-7-10)… Nemisz shows a point in five of his last six contests (2-4-6)… Heat goaltender Leland Irving is tied for the AHL lead with eight victories (8-3-0, 2.36, .908) and ranks fourth with 687 minutes played… Providence is also riding a three-game winning streak to move back to the .500 mark overall (5-5-1-1)… Rookie Joe Colborne, a first-round draft pick by Boston in 2008, has a point in four straight games (5-1-6), and second-year pro Jamie Arniel is on a three-game goal-scoring run (3-2-5)… The Bruins are just 1-4-0-1 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center but show a 4-1-1-0 mark on the road… Providence won three of four from Abbotsford last year, two in a shootout.

Worcester visits Manchester on Friday for the first time since bowing out of last spring’s playoffs there with a Game 6 loss in the Atlantic Division Finals… The Sharks are on a four-game points streak (3-0-0-1), including a 3-2 home-ice win over the Monarchs on Nov. 6… After managing just one assist in his first eight games, 2010 AHL All-Star defenseman Sean Sullivan shows four points (2-2-4) in his last three games for Worcester… Sharks leading scorer Jonathan Cheechoo (5-8-13) has a goal in each of his last two outings (2-1-3), and second-year forward Brandon Mashinter boasts five points (2-3-5) in his past three contests… Manchester is an impressive 4-1-1-0 at home thus far… Andrei Loktionov has racked up four points (1-3-4) in three games since being reassigned by parent-club Los Angeles… Monarchs forward Brandon Kozun is among the AHL’s rookie leaders with 10 points (5-5-10) in 12 games, also good for a share of the club scoring lead with three other players… Worcester boasts the AHL’s top-ranked power play (27.8 percent – tied), and penalty kill (91.2 percent).

After each team enjoys Friday off, division rivals Houston and Peoria do battle on Saturday and Sunday at Carver Arena… The Aeros, who dropped a pair of home-ice tilts to the Rivermen in October, are currently riding a six-game points streak (4-0-0-2) and sit two points back of Peoria in the West Division standings… Robbie Earl paces Houston with nine points (4-5-9) and is coming off his first multi-point game of the year (1-1-2) on Tuesday in Abbotsford… Rookie defenseman Jarod Palmer shows four points (2-2-4) in his last three games for Houston, and goaltender Anton Khudobin is 4-0-1 (1.74, .946) since starting the season with three straight losses… The Rivermen are just 1-4-0-1 since beginning the year 7-1-0-0… Graham Mink leads Peoria with 13 points overall (4-9-13) but has just one assist in his last seven outings… T.J. Hensick scored twice at Houston on Oct. 16 and shows three points (2-1-3) in his last three games overall… Peoria goaltenders Ben Bishop and Jake Allen are each 1-0-0-0 against Houston this year; Bishop collected a 36-save shutout in a 1-0 win on Oct. 22.

(all times Eastern)

Fri 11/12
Syracuse @ Albany, 7:00
Bridgeport @ Charlotte, 7:00
Toronto @ Hershey, 7:00
Worcester @ Manchester, 7:00
Chicago @ Oklahoma City, 7:05
Abbotsford @ Providence, 7:05
Binghamton @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Norfolk @ Adirondack, 7:30
Milwaukee @ Lake Erie, 7:30
Rockford @ San Antonio, 8:00
Rochester @ Manitoba, 8:30

Sat 11/13
Milwaukee @ Lake Erie, 1:00
Grand Rapids @ Hamilton, 4:00
Abbotsford @ Adirondack, 7:00
Norfolk @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Springfield @ Hartford, 7:00
Providence @ Manchester, 7:00
Albany @ Portland, 7:00
W-B/Scranton @ Worcester, 7:00
Toronto @ Binghamton, 7:05
Hershey @ Syracuse, 7:30
Houston @ Peoria, 8:05
Rochester @ Manitoba, 8:30

Sun 11/14
Springfield @ Manchester, 3:00
Norfolk @ Worcester, 3:00
Grand Rapids @ Hamilton, 4:00
Chicago @ San Antonio, 4:00
Houston @ Peoria, 4:05
Abbotsford @ Providence, 4:05
Binghamton @ Hershey, 5:00

Mon, 11/15
No games scheduled

Tue, 11/16
W-B/Scranton @ Albany, 7:00
Toronto @ Hamilton, 7:00
Bridgeport @ Springfield, 7:00
Chicago @ Texas, 8:30


ALUMNI WATCH:
2010 AHL All-Rookie defenseman P.K. Subban netted his first career regular-season NHL goal and 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs MVP Carey Price made 34 saves in Montreal’s 3-1 win at Boston on Thursday… 2009 AHL All-Star Artem Anisimov scored twice, including the overtime game-winner, as the N.Y. Rangers took a 3-2 decision over Buffalo.. On Wednesday, Kyle Turris netted a goal to help Phoenix edge Chicago, 2-1.


BY THE NUMBERS:
0-5-0-0 — Chicago’s record this season in game’s decided by more than a one-goal margin, compared with a 6-2-1-0 mark in one-goal games… The Wolves continue an eight-game road swing in Oklahoma City on Friday.


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