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Monarchs rule over Pirates in OT

Mike Cammalleri scored at the 3:52 mark of overtime to give Manchester a 5-4 win over Portland at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Wednesday night.

It was Cammalleri’s third point of the night and 102nd of the season, making this the first time since 1998-99 that the AHL has had two 100-point scorers in the same year. Binghamton’s Jason Spezza leads the league with 106 points.

Brad Smyth, Tom Kostopoulos and George Parros added a goal and an assist each for the Monarchs, who kept their two-point lead over Hartford atop the Atlantic Division.

Brian Willsie scored twice for the Pirates, including the game-tying goal with 1:55 left in regulation.

Elsewhere on Wednesday:
Joe Motzko had two goals and an assist as Syracuse kept its playoff hopes alive with a 4-3 win at Manitoba… Kirby Law and Zbynek Michalek recorded a goal and two assists each as Houston moved into sole possession of third place in the West Division with a 5-3 win over Utah… Joe Corvo‘s goal with 5:20 left in regulation gave Chicago a 3-2 win over Cincinnati… Jordin Tootoo scored twice in Milwaukee’s 4-3 shootout win over Hamilton… Pavel Vorobiev scored on a penalty shot with 7:06 remaining in regulation as Norfolk rallied for a 4-3 win over Philadelphia… Binghamton regained control of first place in the East Division as Pat Kavanagh and Josh Langfeld each scored shorthanded goals in a 3-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Jason LaBarbera made 41 saves for Hartford in a 3-2 win at Worcester… Brian Gionta and Ahren Nittel scored in the third period as Albany beat Bridgeport, 3-2, for its fifth straight win… Brent Krahn stopped 32 shots as Lowell doubled up Springfield, 4-2.