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Fri. roundup: Dekanich denies again

Friday’s AHL boxscores

MILWAUKEE 4, LAKE ERIE 0
Chris Mueller scored twice and Mark Dekanich stopped 21 shots for his second consecutive shutout as Milwaukee blanked Lake Erie, 4-0, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Friday night.

Dekanich (8-1-1), who made 35 saves in a 1-0 shootout win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday, bettered his league-leading goals-against average to 1.48 and save percentage to .945. He stopped 13 shots in the first period before only facing four shots in each of the final two frames.

Mueller, who played for the Monsters in 2008-09, scored a shorthanded goal at 14:29 of the first period and added an empty-netter late in the third. Two of his three goals this season have been game-winners.

Aaron Johnson and Matt Halischuk scored the other Milwaukee goals as the Admirals improved to 4-0-0-1 in their last five games.

ADIRONDACK 4, NORFOLK 3 (OT)
Denis Hamel’s overtime goal brought a much-needed celebration to Glens Falls as Adirondack ended a 10-game losing streak with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Norfolk on Friday night.

Hamel, who also scored the game-tying goal with 1:55 left in regulation, beat Cedrick Desjardins on a power play at 2:50 of OT and now has five goals in four games since joining the Phantoms. He has moved into 21st place on the AHL’s all-time list with 295 career goals.

Ben Holmstrom and Eric Wellwood also scored for Adirondack, which scored four goals in a game for the first time since a 5-3 win in Albany on Oct. 9.

Mike Vernace, Chris Durno and Paul Szczechura scored for the Admirals, who continue their five-game road trip in Bridgeport on Saturday.

ABBOTSFORD 5, PROVIDENCE 2
Abbotsford began a three-game trip east with an impressive 5-2 victory over Providence on Friday night.

Andrew Carroll and Bryan Cameron scored their first career AHL goals, Quintin Laing had a goal and an assist in his Heat debut and Abbotsford doubled up the Bruins on the shot clock (42-21) en route to their fourth win in a row.

Greg Nemisz and Matt Keith also scored and Leland Irving made 19 saves for the Heat, who visit Adirondack on Saturday before returning to Providence on Sunday.

Matt Bartkowski scored his first professional goal and Yury Alexandrov also found the net for the Bruins, who fell to 1-5-0-1 on home ice this season.

Nolan Schaefer made 37 saves in defeat.

SYRACUSE 3, ALBANY 0
Jean-Philippe Levasseur made 23 saves for his third career AHL shutout and three recent additions from the NHL paid immediate dividends as Syracuse blanked Albany, 3-0, at the Times Union Center.

Dan Sexton, Matt Beleskey and Danny Syvret, all assigned to Syracuse by the parent Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, combined for six points on the night.

Sexton, scoreless in seven NHL games this season, led the Crunch with a goal and two assists, while Beleskey, also making his Syracuse debut, had a goal and an assist. Syvret, the former AHL All-Star, assisted on Beleskey’s game-winning goal in the final seconds of the first period.

Trevor Smith added two assists for Syracuse, which ended a four-game road swing at 2-1-0-1.

Jeff Frazee stopped 16 shots for the Devils, who saw their losing streak reach four games.

CHARLOTTE 6, BRIDGEPORT 5
Zac Dalpe scored twice, Oskar Osala notched four points and Charlotte withstood a late rally for a 6-5 win over visiting Bridgeport at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday.

The Checkers, who lost six of their first eight games, moved above the .500 mark for the first time this season. Charlotte is 6-1-1-2 in its last 10 outings.

Dalpe, who has 6-3-9 in eight AHL games this season, scored both of his goals in the first period as the Checkers built an early 3-0 lead. Goals by Jerome Samson and Riley Nash restored the three-goal Charlotte lead at 5-2 in the second, and Osala’s insurance goal early in the third stood up as the game-winner.

Jacob Micflikier dished out three assists one night after recording a hat trick, and Mike Murphy made 34 saves for the win.

Robin Figren and Rhett Rakhshani each tallied a goal and an assist and Dylan Reese recorded three assists for the Sound Tigers, who have allowed 19 goals during their current three-game losing streak.

TORONTO 3, HERSHEY 2
Christian Hanson scored with 2:52 left in regulation as Toronto continued its impressive road trip with a 3-2 win over the two-time defending Calder Cup champions in Hershey.

Hanson, assigned to the Marlies earlier in the day by the parent Toronto Maple Leafs, scored off a turnover after the Bears had rallied to tie with two third-period goals. The Marlies are 5-0-0-2 with three games remaining on their 10-game road swing.

Rookies Jerry D’Amigo and Dale Mitchell also scored for Toronto and Jussi Rynnas earned his third win in four nights with 42 saves.

Boyd Kane and Brian Willsie scored for the Bears, who finished with a 44-20 edge in shots.

MANITOBA 3, ROCHESTER 2
Back on home ice after a seven-game road trip, Manitoba got another goal from rookie Cody Hodgson and notched a 3-2 victory over Rochester at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

Michael Caruso gave the Americans a 1-0 lead midway through the first period before Kevin Clark drew the Moose even just 35 seconds later and Jeff Tambellini needed less than two minutes to give Manitoba the lead at 2-1.

A.J. Jenks’s first professional goal tied things up for the Amerks at the first intermission, but Hodgson picked up his seventh goal in his last nine games with 2:28 remaining in the second period.

Eddie Lack stopped all 13 shots he faced over the final 40 minutes to earn his third consecutive win.

Ryan Del Monte and Eric Selleck each had two assists for the Amerks, and Tyler Plante turned aside 42 of 45 shots in the loss.

WORCESTER 3, MANCHESTER 1
Benn Ferriero scored twice in his return to the Worcester lineup as the Sharks knocked off Manchester, 3-1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

Ferriero, assigned by San Jose on Wednesday, now has nine goals in 10 AHL games this season.

Sean Sullivan had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Cheechoo tallied two assists for Worcester, now 4-0-0-1 in its last five games. Alex Stalock stopped 37 of 38 shots in the win.

Alec Martinez had the only goal for the Monarchs, who lost despite outshooting the Sharks by a 38-19 margin.

OKLAHOMA CITY 6, CHICAGO 2
Oklahoma City won for the seventh time in its last nine games, riding another impressive offensive showing to a 6-2 victory over Chicago at the Cox Convention Center.

Liam Reddox scored twice and Ryan O’Marra had three assists as the Barons scored at least six goals for the third time in their last five games.

Colin McDonald, Chris Vandevelde, Brad Moran and Shawn Belle were the other goal-scorers for Oklahoma City, and Martin Gerber made 35 saves to extend his personal winning streak to seven games.

Spencer Machacek scored both goals for the Wolves, who have lost four straight.

BINGHAMTON 5, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Rookie Bobby Butler took over the AHL goal-scoring lead with a pair of tallies and Barry Brust made 29 saves as Binghamton downed league-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5-1, at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday.

Butler, out of the University of New Hampshire, now has 12 goals in 14 games, leapfrogging fellow rookie Luke Adam of Portland and Charlotte’s Jerome Samson for the top spot in the league.

Corey Locke, Roman Wick (his first in the AHL) and Francis Lessard also scored for the Senators, who are 6-2-1-1 in their last 10 contests.

Chris Collins had the only goal for the Penguins, who have lost two of three after winning their first nine games of the season.

SAN ANTONIO 3, ROCKFORD 2
Mathieu Beaudoin and Mikkel Boedker scored 67 seconds apart late in the second period and Al Montoya turned in a 36-save performance as San Antonio held off Rockford, 3-2, at the AT&T Center on Friday.

Brett MacLean also scored for the first-place Rampage, who have earned points in 11 of their last 13 contests (10-2-1-0).

Montoya made 13 of his 36 saves in the third period to preserve the win.

Rookie Nick Leddy tallied a goal and an assist to lead the IceHogs, who lost both ends of their two-game visit to San Antonio.