CHICAGO 6, LAKE ERIE 5 (OT)
Darren Haydar scored a pair of goals to help Chicago climb out of a 5-2 deficit and then completed the hat trick with a power play strike at 4:59 of overtime as the Wolves posted a dramatic 6-5 road win over Lake Erie on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Haydar, who spent the 2009-10 season with the Monsters, recorded his fourth, fifth, and sixth goals of the season and helped Chicago to its second consecutive victory after two straight losses.
The Monsters blitzed Chicago for three power play goals in a 3:01 span in the first period, with Ray Macias, Ryan Stoa, and Mike Carman all scoring their first goals of the season to make it 3-0 Lake Erie.
Tom Zanoski’s first goal of the year increased Lake Erie’s lead to 5-2 early in the second period, but Akim Aliu (first of the season) and Haydar responded for Chicago to bring the Wolves within 5-4 heading into the third.
Haydar then scored unassisted at 11:40 to send the game to overtime, and his last-second power play strike in the extra session was assisted by Jason Krog, who had previously been held scoreless on the night.
Ross (1-2-3) and Machacek (1-1-2) joined Haydar in posting multiple points on the night. Rookie goaltender Edward Pasquale relieved starter Peter Mannino after the first period and stopped 25 of 26 shots the rest of the way.
MANCHESTER 3, HARTFORD 2
Bud Holloway’s power play goal at 13:23 of the third period stood up to be the game-winner as Manchester eked out a 3-2 win over visiting Hartford on Friday at Verizon Wireless Arena in the back end of a home-and-home set.
The Monarchs swept both games against the stumbling Wolf Pack and moved to 7-3-1-1 (16 points) overall on the season.
Manchester defensemen Jacob Muzzin and David Kolomatis each scored his first goal of the season in the first and second periods, respectively, before Holloway added his second of the year to make it a 3-1 contest in the third frame.
The Wolf Pack are now winless in a franchise-record eight consecutive games (0-6-0-2), eclipsing the previous record of seven straight outings without a win which had happened on three occasions through the franchise’s 14-year history.
Monarchs rookie goaltender Martin Jones improved to 2-0-0 with 25 saves on 27 shots.
HAMILTON 5, BINGHAMTON 2
Defenseman Yannick Weber’s team-leading seventh goal of the season broke a 2-2 tie at 12:28 of the third period and sent Hamilton on its way to a 5-2 win over Binghamton on Friday at the Bell Centre, home of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens.
Attendance for the game was 13,267.
The Senators were outshot 16-1 in the opening period but came back to make a game of it on goals by Jim O’Brien and ex-Bulldog defenseman Andre Benoit, his first marker of the year.
Binghamton’s five-game points streak (3-0-1-1) came to an end with the defeat.
NORFOLK 3, CHARLOTTE 2 (SO)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot notched the lone shootout goal for either side to lift Norfolk past Charlotte, 3-2, in the front end of a home-and-home set on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Charlotte’s Drayson Bowman and Norfolk’s Pouliot traded first-period goals, and the game remained 1-1 until Admirals forward Johan Harju notched his team-leading sixth goal of the year unassisted at 2:58 of the third frame.
The teams will meet again on Saturday in Norfolk.
MANITOBA 6, GRAND RAPIDS 5
Rookie forward Jordan Schroeder, a first-round draft pick in 2009, scored his first goal of the season at 15:04 of the third period to snap a 5-5 tie and lift Manitoba to a wild 6-5 road win over Grand Rapids on Friday at Van Andel Arena.
Schroeder’s goal, which was assisted by Rosa and defenseman Travis Ramsey, came after the Griffins had erased deficits of 3-1 and 5-3 to pull even.
Grand Rapids lost for the first time in four tries against Manitoba this season (3-1-0-0). The North Division rivals will not meet again in 2010-11, barring a postseason encounter.
PROVIDENCE 6, BRIDGEPORT 1
Providence’s offense, which had totaled just 11 goals in its previous seven games, erupted for six tallies on Friday in a convincing 6-1 win over visiting Bridgeport at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
After a scoreless first period by both teams, the Bruins struck for three goals apiece in the second and third frames to claim just their third victory of the season (3-5-1-1, 8 points).
Bruins rookie goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 26 of 27 shots to earn his second victory of the season (2-2-0).
Rhett Rakhshani notched his third goal of the season for Bridgeport.
PORTLAND 5, ADIRONDACK 2
Portland captain Matt Ellis led the charge with a goal and two assists as Portland returned home with a 5-2 win over struggling Adirondack on Friday before 6,783 fans at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Rookie forward Luke Adam nabbed his league-leading 10th goal of the season for Portland, and the Pirates also got markers from Dennis McCauley, Mark Parrish, and defenseman Dennis Persson, who recorded his first of the season.
Adam has now scored a goal in four straight games for Portland (5-2-7), a stretch which was interrupted by the 20-year-old’s second recall of the year to parent-club Buffalo.
Goaltender David Leggio (6-0-0) made 28 saves for the Atlantic Division-leading Pirates (10-3-0-0), who were coming off a 3-1-0-0 road swing through Norfolk and Charlotte.
SPRINGFIELD 3, SYRACUSE 2 (SO)
Rookie forward Tomas Kubalik scored in the sixth shootout round to give Springfield a 3-2 win over visiting Syracuse on Friday at the MassMutual Center.
Fellow rookie Matt Calvert scored in both regulation and the shootout for the Falcons, who extended their points streak to four games (3-0-0-1) and moved to 5-1-0-1 in their last seven contests.
Michael Blunden, who played in Syracuse the past two years when the Columbus Blue Jackets’ AHL prospects were based there, nabbed his team-leading seventh goal of the season for Springfield, equaling his total in 25 games for Syracuse last season.
Falcons goaltender Gustaf Wesslau made his AHL debut and stopped 21 of 23 shots in the winning effort.
ALBANY 3, WORCESTER 2 (SO)
Former Calder Cup champion Matt Anderson tied the game with just 47 seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal for either side in the fifth round as Albany took a thrilling 3-2 win over host Worcester at the DCU Center on Friday.
Anderson, who won the 2008 Calder Cup in Chicago and then spent the next two full seasons with the Wolves, netted his second goal in a Devils uniform at 19:13 of the third period to tie the score at 2-2.
Nick Palmieri notched his first goal of the year for Albany, and McKenna (2-2-0) finished with 25 saves through the first 65 minutes. The Devils improved to 6-3-0-0 on the young campaign, including a 2-0 mark in shootouts.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 5, ROCHESTER 4
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tied a franchise record on Saturday with its ninth consecutive victory, erasing a 3-0 first-period deficit to edge host Rochester by a 5-4 count at the Blue Cross Arena.
The Penguins, who also started the 2005-06 season 9-0-0-0, are now two wins shy of the AHL-record 11-game winning streak to begin a season, which was ironically achieved by the 1983-84 Rochester Americans.
Penguins goaltender Brad Thiessen improved to 5-0-0 by stopping 24 of 28 shots, rebounding nicely after surrendering three goals in the first 9:18 of play.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will host Syracuse on Saturday before returning to Rochester on Sunday, when the Penguins could have a chance to tie the Amerks’ season-opening winning streak record.
MILWAUKEE 3, PEORIA 2 (SO)
Milwaukee erased a 2-0 first-period deficit and then converted five of its six shootout tries to take a 3-2 win over visiting Peoria on Friday at the Bradley Center.
Admirals forward Mark Santorelli tied the game with 6:53 left in regulation and then began Milwaukee’s shootout barrage with a first-round conversion.
Linus Klasen, who scored Milwaukee’s other regulation goal, followed with a goal in the second shootout round, and the Admirals got subsequent conversions from Jamie Lundmark, Mark Van Guilder, and Matt Halischuk.
Peoria is now 0-3-0-1 in its last four contests following a 7-1-0-0 start to the season.
Admirals goaltender Mark Dekanich (5-1-1) made 27 saves through regulation and overtime.
OKLAHOMA CITY 6, TEXAS 1
Chris Vandevelde notched a pair of goals and four other Barons scored once apiece as Oklahoma City rolled past visiting Texas by a 6-1 count on Friday before 5,490 fans at the Cox Convention Center.
Defenseman Johan Motin registered a goal and an assist on the night, and the Barons also got goals from forwards Colin McDonald, Brad Moran, and Linus Omark. Defensemen Jeff Petry and Shawn Belle each chipped in two assists.
The Barons (8-4-1-0, 17 points) extended their winning streak to five games and remained tied with San Antonio atop the West Division.
Oklahoma City goaltender Martin Gerber earned his league-leading seventh victory of the year (7-4-0) with 29 saves on 30 shots.
Greg Rallo’s first goal of the season initially gave Texas a 1-0 lead just 1:09 into the game. The Stars have now dropped three straight contests.
HOUSTON 3, TORONTO 2 (SO)
Houston coughed up a 2-0 lead in the third period but eventually captured a 3-2 shootout victory over visiting Toronto on Friday before 8,477 fans at the Toyota Center.
Aeros goaltender Anton Khudobin (3-3-0) stopped three of Toronto’s four shootout attempts after making 34 saves on 36 shots through the first 65 minutes.
It remained 2-0 until the 1:45 mark of the third frame, when Marlies forward Ryan Hamilton connected for his second goal of the season. Defenseman Mike Brennan followed with his second of the year at 14:58, ultimately forcing overtime.
The Marlies continue a 10-game road swing on Saturday at Texas before visiting Oklahoma City on Sunday.
SAN ANTONIO 5, ABBOTSFORD 1
Five different San Antonio skaters netted goals as the Rampage rebounded from a lousy 6-1 loss to Toronto on Wednesday with a convincing 5-1 road win over Abbotsford on Friday at the Entertainment & Sports Centre.
Rookie Lance Bouma put Abbotsford on top 1-0 just 6:28 after the opening face-off, but San Antonio then scored five unanswered goals to take the victory.
Mathieu Beaudoin, Peter MacArthur, Alexandre Picard, Brett MacLean, and Tim Stapleton were the Rampage’s goal-scorers, and Mikkel Boedker (0-3-3) and Viktor Tikhonov (0-2-2) each contributed multiple assists on the night.
Rampage goaltender Matt Climie (6-2-0) turned aside 31 shots in the winning effort, helping San Antonio (8-3-1-0, 17 points) maintain a share of first place in the West Division with Oklahoma City.
The teams will square off for a rematch in Abbotsford on Saturday night.