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East Notes: Pirates, ‘Tigers snap skids

Also see… West Notes: Deja vu for Ads, first for Griffins

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Adirondack is 0-3-1-0 on Saturdays this season and a perfect 4-0-0-0 on all other days of the week… Six of the Phantoms’ first eight games have been decided by one goal (3-2-1-0)… The Phantoms’ line of Jon Matsumoto, David Laliberte, and Patrick Maroon combined for 10 points (2-8-10) and a plus-10 rating in two games last weekend… Matsumoto is currently riding a three-game scoring streak (2-3-5)… Second-year winger Garrett Klotz scored his first professional goal on Saturday at Albany… Adirondack visits Toronto on Friday and hosts Syracuse on Sunday this weekend.
 
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Albany has dropped three of its last four outings (1-3-0-0) since reeling off four straight victories… The River Rats’ lone win last weekend came on Saturday, a 3-2 decision over Adirondack, which improved Albany to 2-0-0-0 against the rival Phantoms this season… Jacob Micflikier netted a goal in his River Rats debut on Saturday after being recalled that morning… First-round draft pick Zach Boychuk tallied a pair of goals on the weekend, giving him eight points (3-5-8) in nine games overall… Rats captain Pat Dwyer has a point in three of his last four games (3-1-4)… Albany hosts Springfield on Friday before a visit to Hershey on Saturday.
 
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Binghamton snapped a six-game winless skid (0-4-2-0) on Saturday with a 5-2 win at Hershey… It marked the Senators’ longest slide since they lost seven in a row from Mar. 18-31, 2007… Tomas Kudelka, who had not registered a point in his first eight games of the season, scored twice in the win over the Bears… Jesse Winchester has a point in the first two games (1-1-2) of his conditioning stint from parent-club Ottawa… Josh Hennessy is on a four-game scoring streak (2-3-5)… Ryan Keller is tied for the team lead with 10 points (6-4-10) and has yet to be held without a point in back-to-back games… The Sens host Rochester on Saturday in their lone game of the weekend.
 
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Bridgeport snapped a four-game losing skid with home-ice victories over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Albany on Saturday and Sunday, respectively… The Sound Tigers had been held scoreless for 173:34 straight of hockey before Tony Romano scored his first professional goal vs. the Penguins on Saturday… The Tigers took a 2-1 overtime decision in that game, improving them to 4-0-0-0 this season in contests that extend beyond regulation… Justin DiBenedetto had totaled one assist in nine games this season before tallying two goals and an assist on Sunday vs. Albany… Bridgeport hits the road for three games this weekend, visiting Worcester on Friday, Portland on Saturday, and Providence on Sunday.
 
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Hartford improved to 3-0-0-0 at home this season with wins over Lowell and Worcester on Saturday and Sunday, respectively; the Wolf Pack are just 1-5-0-0 away from the XL Center thus far… 19-year-old rookie Evgeny Grachev bagged his first multiple-goal game in North America on Sunday, with two tallies in a First-Star effort against the Sharks… Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, who leads the AHL with eight goals and is tied for the lead with 14 points, was recalled to the N.Y. Rangers on Tuesday… The Wolf Pack have a three-game weekend at home upcoming, hosting Hershey, Providence, and Manchester.
 
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Alexandre Giroux, who put up 10 points (5-5-10) in Hershey’s first six games before being summoned by parent-club Washington, was returned to the Bears on Wednesday… Francois Bouchard picked up his first three goals of the season last weekend, including a pair on Friday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Rookie Zach Miskovic, who at St. Lawrence University led the NCAA last season in goals by a defenseman, picked up his first pro point on Sunday with an assist vs. Portland… Second-year pro Oskar Osala is on a three-game scoring streak (1-2-3) after going his first six games without a point… Hershey visits Hartford on Friday before hosting Albany on Saturday.
 
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The Devils are a perfect 3-0-0-0 this season when they score the first goal, but are just 1-4-1-0 when they allow it… Lowell currently leads the league with an average of 3.56 goals per game through nine contests, after ranking 22nd in that category during the 2008-09 campaign… Defenseman Matt Taormina is part of a four-way tie atop the AHL’s rookie scoring list with 10 points (3-7-10) thus far, including one in five of his last six outings (1-4-5)… Vladimir Zharkov is on a three-game scoring run (2-2-4)… Lowell hits the road for games in Portland and Springfield this weekend.
 
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Manchester has posted three shutouts in its first four home games of the season and has won all four contests after beginning the year on a five-game road swing… Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is tied for the league lead with two shutouts in the early going, and he already boasts a pair of 40-save performances on the season… Bud Holloway has netted a goal in three of his last four games (4-1-5), and Oscar Moller has a point in six of his seven games overall this season (3-4-7)… Rookie forward Andrei Loktionov is riding a four-game scoring streak (2-4-6) and is tied for the AHL rookie lead with 10 points (5-5-10) in nine games.
 
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Norfolk allowed a power play goal for the first time in six games on Saturday vs. Portland, after killing off its previous 18 shorthanded situations… After granting 15 opponent power plays in their first three games of the season, the Admirals have allowed only 10 in their last five contests… Ryan Craig has netted a goal in four straight games, tied for the longest run in the AHL this season… Paul Szczechura is currently on a four-game scoring streak (2-3-5), while Brandon Bochenski (3-2-5) and Juraj Simek (1-4-5) each boast three-game streaks… Norfolk hosts Syracuse on Friday before jetting to Manitoba for games on Monday and Tuesday.
 
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Portland ended a season-opening six-game road losing skid with a 6-5 victory in Norfolk on Saturday… Ex-Admiral Kyle Wanvig netted his first goal and an assist as a member of the Pirates in Saturday’s contest; Jeff Cowan notched his 50th career AHL goal; and rookie goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux earned his first AHL win with 21 saves in net… Rookie forward Philip Gogulla scored his first career AHL goal in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Hershey… Portland has scored the game’s first goal in just two of its 10 contests thus far (1-1-0-0)… The Pirates host Lowell and Bridgeport this weekend to kick off a four-game homestand.
 
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Providence dropped to 0-2-0-0 on the road this season with a 3-0 loss at Manchester on Saturday… The Bruins are 4-1-1-0 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center thus far… Andy Wozniewski went scoreless for just the second time this year in Saturday’s loss, but the defenseman is still tied for the league scoring lead with 14 points (5-9-14) in eight contests… Defenseman Jeff Penner posted an assist in his first three games of the season prior to Saturday’s shutout… Providence visits Manchester for a rematch with the Monarchs on Friday, travels to Hartford on Saturday, and hosts Bridgeport on Sunday.
 
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Springfield has earned a standings point in three straight games (1-0-1-1) and five of its last six (3-1-1-1) since a three-game losing skid from Oct. 4-10… The Falcons picked up their first road victory of the season on Sunday, taking a 4-2 decision at Lowell… Chris Minard tallied a hat trick in that one and has netted a goal in three of his last four games (5-0-5); Minard ranks second overall with seven goals in 10 outings… The Falcons have taken the fewest shots per game in the AHL (24.40) and allowed the most (37.80)… Springfield visits Albany and Worcester this weekend, with a Saturday afternoon home tilt against Lowell in between.
 
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Syracuse has collected all three of its wins at home this season while posting an 0-4-0-1 mark away from the Onondaga County War Memorial… The Crunch have been outscored 9-2 in the third period of their road contests thus far… Derek MacKenzie moved into a tie for second place on the Crunch’s career shorthanded goals list, scoring a pair last weekend to give him eight total… Nick Holden played his first game of the season on Saturday vs. Rochester and registered an assist… The Crunch have scored just once on their last 18 power play tries… Syracuse visits Norfolk on Friday and heads to Adirondack on Sunday.
 
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After being shut out in three consecutive meetings with Hershey (including Games 6 and 7 of last year’s East Division Finals), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck for six goals in a 6-4 win over the Bears on Friday… Ben Lovejoy netted a goal that night in his season debut… Rookie goaltender Brad Thiessen made his AHL debut on Saturday at Bridgeport and made 27 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss… Mark Letestu has registered a point in four straight games (2-3-5) since joining the Penguins’ lineup… The Pens visit Manitoba on Thursday and Friday this week before heading to Toronto for a game on Sunday.
 
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Rookie Logan Couture, who is currently on NHL recall to San Jose, has netted the game-winning goal in three of Worcester’s five victories thus far… Jamie McGinn, also now on recall, is responsible for the other two game-winners… T.J. Trevelyan has notched five goals in his last five games and has a point in six of his last seven outings (5-3-8)… Defenseman Danny Groulx is on a four-game scoring streak (1-5-6), and Steven Zalewski shows a point in four of his last five contests (1-4-5)… Goaltender Alex Stalock picked up his first pro shutout on Saturday, making 18 saves in a 1-0 overtime win over Springfield.