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AHL Quick Hits — February 21-22, 2007


LOOKING BACK:
On Tuesday night, Wade Dubielewicz made 37 saves as Bridgeport ran its home winning streak to a team-record nine games with a 2-1 victory over Albany… On Monday, Curtis Glencross had a goal and two assists and Joakim Lindstrom scored twice as Syracuse ended Hamilton’s 12-game points streak with a 5-3 win over the Bulldogs.

Mon 2/19
SYRACUSE 5, Hamilton 3

Tue 2/20
BRIDGEPORT 2, Albany 1


LOOKING AHEAD:
In-state rivals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey face off at the Giant Center on Wednesday night in their sixth of 10 meetings this season… The Penguins, who come in three points behind the second-place Bears in the East Division, are 1-6-0-1 in their last eight road games… Wilkes-Barre rookie Tyler Kennedy, who has missed the last month due to injury, has nine points in five games against the Bears, including a five-point performance in an 8-4 win back on Jan. 6… Andrew Penner has lost four straight decisions in net for the Pens after winning his previous nine… Joey Tenute has points in his last five games (4g, 3a), including both Bears goals in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Hamilton… At 12-4-0 (.750), Hershey’s Maxime Daigneault boasts the highest winning percentage in the AHL (min. 5 decisions).

San Antonio’s odyssey concludes on Wednesday with the 16th and final game of a 28-day road trip, a visit to the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester… The Rampage are 6-8-0-1 on the trip so far, with Yanick Lehoux leading the offense with 16 points (5g, 11a)… Jakub Koreis scored the only San Antonio goal in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Milwaukee, his first tally in 23 games… The Americans, who are holding a three-point lead atop the North Division, lost goaltender Craig Anderson (21-10-0, 2.63) to NHL recall to Florida on Monday… Rookie Janis Sprukts has tallied 10 points (3g, 7a) in his last nine games for the Amerks… Rochester has taken six straight meetings since the Rampage’s last win, a 5-4 overtime decision on Jan. 2, 2003.

Manitoba pays a visit to Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday for a nationally televised contest against Toronto (Rogers Sportsnet, 7:30 ET)… The Moose are 8-0-1-1 all-time against the Marlies and enter the week on a seven-game winning streak… Manitoba is also 19-4-4-2 since Dec. 8, climbing to within four points of the top spot in the North Division… Jason Jaffray has 12 points in seven games since the birth of his daughter on Feb. 3… Drew MacIntyre is 10-1-0 (2.00, .930) in his last 14 appearances for the Moose… The Marlies’ Justin Pogge has won his last three home starts after beginning 0-9-0 on home ice… Colin Murphy has registered a goal and six assists in his last four games for Toronto.

(all times Eastern)
Wed 2/21
Syracuse at Grand Rapids, 7:00… W-B/Scranton at Hershey, 7:00… Manchester at Binghamton, 7:05… Worcester at Lowell, 7:05… Portland at Providence, 7:05… San Antonio at Rochester, 7:05… Norfolk at Springfield, 7:05… Philadelphia at Bridgeport, 7:30… Manitoba at Toronto, 7:30… Omaha at Peoria, 8:00

Thu 2/22
Iowa at Houston, 8:05

Fri 2/23
Bridgeport at Albany, 7:00… Portland at Worcester, 7:00… W-B/Scranton at Binghamton, 7:05… Hartford at Lowell, 7:05… Hershey at Philadelphia, 7:05… Syracuse at Hamilton, 7:30… Providence at Manchester, 7:35… Manitoba at Rochester, 7:35… Omaha at Milwaukee, 8:00… Chicago at San Antonio, 8:00… Grand Rapids at Peoria, 8:30… Iowa at Houston, 8:35


ALUMNI WATCH:
On Tuesday night, Tom Gilbert netted his first career NHL goal in Edmonton’s 4-3 shootout loss to Ottawa… Tim Brent scored his first NHL goal in Anaheim’s 3-2 loss to Vancouver… 2007 AHL All-Star Clarke MacArthur picked up an assist for his first career NHL point in Buffalo’s 6-3 win over Philadelphia… Duncan Milroy earned his first NHL point with an assist and 2007 AHL All-Star Jaroslav Halak earned his second win in as many NHL starts as Montreal defeated Washington, 5-3.


BY THE NUMBERS:
8
— Shootout goals (in 12 attempts) by Binghamton’s Ryan Vesce this season, most in the AHL… Vesce was 2-for-6 in shootouts as a rookie in 2005-06.


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