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Enroth earns shutout as Pirates top Norfolk, 4-0

Friday’s Boxscores

PORTLAND 4, NORFOLK 0
Four different players scored goals and rookie goaltender Jhonas Enroth earned his first career North American shutout as Portland took a 4-0 road win over Norfolk in the first of the teams’ two-game set at the Scope Arena.

Enroth stopped all 29 shots he faced in the victory, and Nathan Gerbe scored for a fourth straight game… Click inside for all of Friday’s recaps.

After a scoreless first period, the Pirates took a 3-0 lead on second-period goals by Tim Kennedy, Felix Schutz, and Gerbe, who has registered five goals over his last four outings and seven for the season.

Aaron Slattengren added a goal in the third period for Portland, which is now 3-0-1-0 in its last four games and 4-1-1-0 for the season.

The teams will meet for a rematch on Saturday night.


HERSHEY 4, ALBANY 3 (SO)
Ex-River Rat Keith Aucoin netted the winning shootout goal to give Hershey a 4-3 road win over Albany at the Times Union Center.

Overtime, and eventually the shootout, was forced as a result of a third-period comeback by Albany, punctuated by a power play score off the stick of Bobby Hughes with just 0.7 seconds left in regulation.

Pat Dwyer had scored earlier in the period for the River Rats to help erase a 3-1 deficit, and Jerome Samson also scored in regulation for Albany.

Aucoin, who was an AHL All-Star for Albany the past two seasons, scored in the shootout’s fifth round to give Hershey the victory. Alexandre Giroux netted a shootout marker and a regulation goal for the Bears, who also received regulation scores from Andrew Gordon and Oskar Osala.

Bears goaltender Bobby Goepfert earned the win, stopping four of five in the shootout after making 25 saves through regulation and overtime.


WORCESTER 4, HARTFORD 2
Worcester outshot Hartford by a 30-12 margin over second and third periods en route to a 4-2 road win over the Wolf Pack at the XL Center.

Tom Cavanagh scored twice and added an assist for the Sharks, Derek Joslin posted a goal and a helper, and Riley Armstrong also scored in the victory.

Sharks goaltender Thomas Greiss made 20 saves in the victory, helping Worcester move to 2-0-0-0 against the Wolf Pack on the season. The Sharks lost all eight meetings with Hartford last year.

Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau netted both goals for the Wolf Pack, giving him five for the season.


BRIDGEPORT 4, BINGHAMTON 2
Tim Jackman netted a pair of goals to break a 2-2 tie and give Bridgeport a 4-2 win over Binghamton in the first of the teams’ two-game set at the Broome County Arena.

Jackman snapped the 2-2 deadlock with a power play goal at 19:49 of the second period and added an insurance goal just 1:40 into the third, also on the power play.

Andrew MacDonald and Kurtis McLean also scored for the Sound Tigers, with McLean’s goal coming shorthanded. Bridgeport goaltender Peter Mannino made 31 saves in the winning effort.

The Senators received goals from Ryan Shannon and rookie forward Zack Smith in the loss.


SPRINGFIELD 4, LOWELL 1
Springfield scored four unanswered goals on its way to a 4-1 home-ice win over Lowell at the MassMutual Center.

Liam Reddox netted a pair of goals for the Falcons, while Bryan Lerg and Theo Peckham also scored. Lerg’s goal was the first of his AHL career.

Springfield’s Ryan Potulny chipped in a pair of assists, and goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 18 saves to pick up the win.

Vladimir Zharkov initially gave the Devils a 1-0 lead just 2:10 into the contest.


HAMILTON 3, LAKE ERIE 2
Ryan White broke a 2-2 tie with 10:37 left in the third period and Hamilton held on for a 3-2 win over visiting Lake Erie at Copps Coliseum.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Ben Maxwell and Mike Glumac, the latter coming on the power play.

But the Monsters fought back, as T.J. Hensick scored at 16:28 of the first period and Brian Willsie at 17:00 of the second. Hensick now has a goal in three straight outings (3-0-3).

That set the stage for White’s decisive tally in the third. Bulldogs goaltender Marc Denis earned the victory with 29 saves on 31 shots.


TORONTO 5, ROCHESTER 2
Toronto went 4-for-5 on the power play en route to a 5-2 road win over Rochester at the Blue Cross Arena.

Kris Newbury led the Marlies with a game-high three points (1-2-3) on the night. Jeremy Williams posted a goal and an assist, while Alex Foster, Jaime Sifers, and Boyd Devereaux added single goals.

Tim Stapleton and Brent Aubin posted a pair of assists apiece, and goaltender Adam Munro earned the victory with 18 saves.

Drew Larman and Michal Repik netted goals for the Americans in the losing effort.


IOWA 2, CHICAGO 1
Bobby Ryan’s power play goal at 8:44 of the third period lifted Iowa to a 2-1 win over visiting Chicago at Wells Fargo Arena.

A member of the AHL’s All-Rookie Team last season, Ryan now shows three goals in his last two games for the Chops, who have won four of their last six games (4-2-0-0).

Drew Miller initially put Iowa on top in the first period, but the Wolves’ Colin Stuart tied it early in the middle stanza with an unassisted goal.

Chops goaltender Jean-Philippe Levasseur earned the win with 25 saves. The loss ended Chicago’s six-game points streak (5-0-0-1).


MILWAUKEE 3, GRAND RAPIDS 2 (OT)
Defenseman Robert Dietrich scored his first career AHL goal 2:59 into overtime to give Milwaukee a 3-2 win over Grand Rapids at the Bradley Center in the first of the teams’ home-and-home set this weekend.

Fellow Admirals blueliner Cody Franson, an AHL All-Rookie Team member last season, sent the game to overtime with his second goal of the year 14:12 into the third period.

Stephen Werner added a goal for Milwaukee, and netminder Drew MacIntyre made 30 saves in the winning effort.

Landon Wilson and Justin Abdelkader netted goals for the Griffins, who remained unbeaten in regulation at 4-0-2-1.


PEORIA 4, QUAD CITY 2
Steve Regier netted his second consecutive two-goal game as Peoria doubled up Quad City by a 4-2 count at Carver Arena.

Regier now shows a team-high seven goals (7-4-11) on the season, including three separate two-goal efforts overall.

Eric Neilson and Cam Paddock also scored for the Rivermen, and goaltender Marek Schwarz earned the win with 27 saves.

Brett Sutter posted a goal and an assist for the Flames, and Warren Peters netted Quad City’s other goal.


WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3, SAN ANTONIO 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton rallied from a 1-0 deficit to post a 3-1 road win over San Antonio at the AT&T Center.

After a scoreless first period, Brett MacLean gave the Rampage a 1-0 lead with his fourth goal of the season 6:36 into the middle stanza.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Connor James tied it with a shorthanded marker just 2:57 later, and Tim Wallace put the Penguins on top at the 17:19 mark.

Jeff Taffe added a third-period insurance goal, and 2007-08 AHL All-Rookie goaltender John Curry earned his first win of the season with 31 saves in net.


HOUSTON 4, PROVIDENCE 2
Jason Deitsch tallied a goal and two assists as Houston doubled up Providence by a 4-2 final at the Toyota Center.

Krys Kolanos posted a goal and one helper for the Aeros, and Danny Irmen and Bryan Lundbohm also scored.

Corey Locke chipped in a pair of assists for Houston, and goaltender Nolan Schaefer earned the win with 25 saves on 27 shots.

Matt Lashoff and Levi Nelson potted goals for the Bruins, who have dropped the first two games of their West Division road trip, which will conclude on Saturday in San Antonio.