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Marjamaki leads Sound Tigers to rout

Masi Marjamaki scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers humbled the league-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with a 7-0 win at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday night.

Bridgeport has now won the last three meetings between the teams after being outscored by a 21-6 margin in losing the first three.

Rob Collins opened the scoring just 26 seconds into the game, and Sean Bergenheim made it 2-0 at the 4:07 mark. Collins and Bergenheim each finished the night with a goal and an assist, as did Matt Koalska.

David Masse added a goal and two assists, and Wyatt Smith was credited with three helpers.

Marjamaki scored twice on Saturday after picking up two goals in his previous 33 games. He picked up four points Saturday; he had five points in his previous 26 games.

Frederic Cloutier made 27 saves for his third win and second shutout as a Sound Tiger.

The loss was just the sixth this season in regulation for the Penguins. They had won their previous seven home games by a combined score of 28-5.

Elsewhere on Saturday:

Mark Cullen’s five-point night for Norfolk included one of three hat tricks recorded in the AHL on Saturday.

  • Mark Cullen‘s five-point night — a hat trick and two assists — paced Norfolk to a 6-2 win in Binghamton
  • Chris Bourque picked up five points of his own with a goal and four assists in Hershey’s 7-3 win over Portland
  • Joe Motzko registered three goals and an assist and Martin Prusek made 25 of his 45 saves in the third period as Syracuse beat Cleveland, 6-3
  • Scottie Upshall recorded a hat trick and also had an assist as Milwaukee scored the first three goals and the last three goals in a 6-4 win at Chicago
  • Donald MacLean scored his league-leading 29th goal of the season with 38 seconds left in regulation as Grand Rapids rallied past Toronto, 6-5, at a sold-out Van Andel Arena
  • Roman Voloshenko (2g, 1a), Kirby Law (1g, 2a) and Erik Westrum (4a) combined for 10 points and Miroslav Kopriva made 35 saves as Houston dumped Peoria, 5-1
  • Alexandre Giroux scored twice to help Hartford to a 6-2 victory over Providence
  • Pat Kavanagh scored his second goal of the night 19 seconds into overtime to give Philadelphia a 3-2 win over Albany
  • Marek Kvapil scored 1:51 into OT as Springfield beat Lowell, 3-2
  • Kyle Brodziak had a goal and an assist and Mike Smith made 32 saves as Iowa doubled up Manchester, 4-2
  • Chris Thorburn scored with 64 seconds left in regulation to spoil a 40-save effort by David LeNeveu and give Rochester a 1-0 win in San Antonio
  • Jason King and Jason Jaffray had two assists apiece as Manitoba extended its points streak to five games (4-0-1-0) with a 4-1 win over Hamilton at the MTS Centre