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Hartigan extends streak with OT winner

Mark Hartigan scored the game’s only goal at the 1:50 mark of overtime, giving Syracuse a 1-0 win in Bridgeport on Sunday evening.

Hartigan, who is heading to Winnipeg to participate in this week’s 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic, has recorded a point in 16 straight games for the Crunch, one shy of the longest such streak in the AHL this season.

The goal came three seconds following the expiration of a five-minute major penalty against the Sound Tigers’ David Masse, and nine seconds after Rob Collins was whistled for a hooking minor.

It was the 20th goal of the season for Hartigan, who has 16 goals and 18 assists during his 16-game scoring streak.

Andrew Penner got the victory and the shutout with 31 saves in net for Syracuse. Frederic Cloutier finished with 33 saves for Bridgeport.

Elsewhere on Sunday:

  • Andrei Kostitsyn had a goal and two assists in regulation and converted on his shootout attempt to help Hamilton to a 5-4 win over Manitoba
  • Philadelphia scored four times in a span of 14:18 late in the second and early in the third and defeated Providence, 5-3, in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference final
  • Steve Saviano‘s second straight two-goal game helped Lowell to a 4-2 win over Toronto, ending the Marlies’ three-game winning streak
  • Alexandre Giroux scored twice, including his AHL-leading sixth shorthanded goal of the season, as Hartford edged Albany, 5-4
  • Portland scored twice in the third period and twice in the shootout to take a 3-2 decision from Springfield
  • Mark Cullen scored two goals and Matt Keith netted the winning goal in the third period as Norfolk beat Hershey, 4-3
  • Matt Hussey scored with 1:36 left in regulation to give Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 3-2 win over Binghamton
  • Trent Whitfield‘s goal 21 seconds into overtime gave Peoria a 3-2 win at Omaha
  • Mike Smith made 40 saves before stopping all four attempts in the shootout to help Iowa past Grand Rapids, 4-3