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Bernier’s first pro shutout leads Monarchs to victory


Saturday’s Boxscores

MANCHESTER 1, LAKE ERIE 0 (SO)
Manchester goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Lake Erie counterpart Tyler Weiman each posted a 27-save shutout through regulation and overtime, but Bernier stopped all five shootout tries against him as the Monarchs emerged with a 1-0 road win over the Monsters on Saturday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Monarchs’ Justin Azevedo scored the only shootout goal for either side in the third round.

In succession, Bernier stopped Lake Erie’s Chris Stewart, Marty Sertich, Bryan Marshall, T.J. Galiardi, and Philippe Dupuis.

It marked the first professional shutout for Bernier, who was drafted 11th overall by parent-club Los Angeles in 2006. He now has a record of 4-1-2 for the campaign.

The Monarchs, who are 3-0-0-0 on their five-game road trip and have climbed back to .500 overall at 6-6-0-3, continue the trip on Tuesday in Chicago.


LOWELL 4, NORFOLK 1
Rod Pelley tallied two goals and added an assist as Lowell took a 4-1 win over visiting Norfolk on Saturday afternoon at Tsongas Arena.

Nicklas Bergfors and defenseman Matthew Corrente also scored for the Devils, and Eric Castonguay chipped in a pair of assists.

Lowell goaltender Dave Caruso made 43 saves in the winning effort, as the Devils were outshot by a margin of 44-24.

Blair Jones netted a goal for the Admirals, who lost their fourth straight game and finished their New England road swing at 2-4-0-1.


TORONTO 3, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 2
Jiri Tlusty’s first goal of the season came 14:02 into the third period and proved to be the game-winner as Toronto took a 3-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Ricoh Coliseum.

Tim Stapleton posted a goal and an assist for the Marlies, and Mark Bell also lit the lamp in the victory.

Toronto goaltender Justin Pogge made 33 saves in the win, which was the Marlies’ third in a row.

Luca Caputi and Ben Lovejoy scored for the Penguins in a losing effort.


HERSHEY 4, BRIDGEPORT 1
Keith Aucoin tallied a goal and an assist as Hershey reclaimed first place in the East Division with a 4-1 win over Bridgeport before 7,660 fans at the Giant Center.

Sami Lepisto, Oskar Osala, and Graham Mink also scored for the Bears, who captured their fifth straight win and moved to 14-5-0-1 overall (29 points).

Hershey goaltender Daren Machesney stopped 17 of 18 shots in the winning effort.

Jesse Joensuu initially gave the Sound Tigers a 1-0 lead midway through the first period.


SPRINGFIELD 5, PROVIDENCE 1
Rob Schremp‘s first goal of the season 9:34 into the second period proved to be the game-winner as Springfield beat visiting Providence 5-1 before 6,347 fans at the MassMutual Center.

Schremp and Ryan Potulny each had a goal and an assist in the game for the Falcons, who are 5-1-1-1 in their last eight games and moved into a tie with the P-Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division.

Devan Dubnyk, who has started all 16 games for Springfield this season, made 21 saves to pick up his ninth victory and match his win total from last year.

Martin St. Pierre had the lone goal for Providence, which had won its previous two meetings with Springfield this year.


HARTFORD 6, PORTLAND 2
Six different players scored for Hartford as it handed host Portland just its second regulation loss of the season with a 6-2 victory.

Corey Potter, Michael Sauer, Justin Soryal, Devin DiDiomete, Artem Anisimov and Matthew Ford all had goals for the Wolf Pack, who went 2-for-3 on the power play and had a shorthanded goal.

Felix Schutz scored 3:36 into the first period and Michael Funk had a third-period goal for the Pirates, who had gone 10-0-1-1 since a 4-1 loss to Providence on Oct. 19.


PHILADELPHIA 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (OT)
Claude Giroux‘s goal with 55 seconds left in overtime lifted Philadelphia to a 4-3 victory over Binghamton at the Broome County Arena.

The Phantoms stormed out to a 3-0 lead with three first-period goals before the Senators answered with a trio of goals in the second, including a penalty shot goal from Rob Sirianni and a power-play goal from Danny Bois that tied the game.

Giroux (1-1-2), Danny Syvret (1-1-2), Patrick Maroon (1-1-2) and Jared Ross (0-2-2) all had multiple-point performances for Philadelphia, which is 4-0-0-0 in games that go past regulation.


SYRACUSE 1, ALBANY 0 (SO)
Derek MacKenzie scored the only goal in the shootout as Syracuse rebounded from Friday’s loss in Albany with a 1-0 shootout victory at home.

Both goaltenders posted shutouts through regulation and overtime, which River Rats goalie Justin Peters stopping 43 shots and the Crunch’s Dan LaCosta turning aside 36 shots. Each earned their first shutout of the season.

Syracuse improved to 7-0-0-0 at the Onondaga County War Memorial, where it has allowed just 11 goals.


CHICAGO 6, GRAND RAPIDS 3
Jeff Hamilton had a goal and three assists as Chicago doubled up Grand Rapids 6-3 before a crowd of 11,718 at Allstate Arena, where the Wolves are 5-0-0-1 this season. The game was the Wolves’ first at home in three weeks after a six-game road trip.

Chicago built a 6-2 lead with three goals in less than three minutes in the third period. That stretch was capped with a power-play goal from Steve Martins, who had two goals and an assist, with 11:35 remaining.

Cory Emmerton had a pair of assists for the Griffins, who are winless in their last four games (0-3-0-1).

Dan Turple, making his sixth appearance of the season, turned away 31 shots in goal for Chicago.


HAMILTON 7, PEORIA 4
Hamilton scored five goals in the third period en route to a 7-4 road win over Peoria at Carver Arena.

Ryan White tallied a game-high four points (2-2-4) for the Bulldogs, and Kyle Chipchura also scored twice on the evening.

Brock Trotter and Matt D’Agostini each posted a goal and an assist, and Greg Stewart also found the back of the net.

Bulldogs goaltender Marc Denis stopped 43 of 47 shots in the winning effort.

Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy had a hand in all four Rivermen goals, posting two goals and two helpers. Nicholas Drazenovic had a goal and two assists, and Nikolay Lemtyugov also scored.


IOWA 8, MILWAUKEE 6
Josh Green tallied two goals and added a pair of assists as Iowa took an 8-6 win over visiting Milwaukee at Wells Fargo Arena.

Joakim Lindstrom and Matt Beleskey each registered a goal and two assists, Drew Miller, T.J. Trevelyan, and Eric Boguniecki tallied a goal and a helper apiece, and Francis Wathier also scored in the winning effort for the Chops.

Andreas Thuresson scored twice for the Admirals, while Mark Santorelli, Mike Santorelli, Patric Hornqvist, and Nolan Yonkman also found the back of the net.

Chops goaltender David LeNeveu emerged with the victory after making 28 saves for the night.


ROCKFORD 5, QUAD CITY 4 (SO)
Bryan Bickell and Pascal Pelletier each scored in regulation and the shootout as Rockford edged Quad City by a 5-4 final at the MetroCentre.

Jack Skille scored twice in regulation for the IceHogs, and goaltender Corey Crawford made 29 saves through regulation and overtime before stopping four of five Quad City shootout attempts.

John Armstrong posted a game-high three points (1-2-3) for the Flames. Kris Chucko registered a goal and an assist, and Jamie Lundmark also scored.

Carsen Germyn netted Quad City’s lone shootout marker in the first round.


WORCESTER 5, HOUSTON 3
Worcester scored three times in the third period to take a 5-3 road win over Houston at the Toyota Center.

Trailing 3-2, the Sharks received a shorthanded goal from Steven Zalewski at 5:11 of the third, a power play goal from Riley Armstrong at 9:28, and an empty net tally from Mike Morris at 19:42.

Armstrong also scored in the first period for the Sharks, and Jamie McGinn also lit the lamp. Worcester won its third straight game and climbed back to .500 overall at 8-8-0-0.

Sharks goaltender Taylor Dakers improved to 3-0-0 on the season with 22 saves on 25 shots.

Maxim Noreau, Bryan Lundbohm, and John Scott scored for the Aeros, who are 1-4-0-1 in their last six outings.