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Purcell picks up where he left off in Orono

MANCHESTER 6, PORTLAND 2
Teddy Purcell, the Hockey East Rookie of the Year at the University of Maine in 2006-07, returned to Orono on Tuesday night and collected two goals and an assist as Manchester defeated Portland, 6-2, at the Alfond Arena on the UMaine campus.

Purcell scored two of the Monarchs’ four power-play goals on the night and joined Rockford’s Martin St. Pierre in a tie for the AHL scoring lead with 37 points on the year.

Matt Moulson also had three points with a goal and two assists, Gabe Gauthier added a goal and an assist and David Meckler and Matt Ryan also scored for Manchester, which improved to 4-1-1-0 in its last six games.

Monarchs defensemen Brian Boyle and Peter Harrold each recorded two assists.

Bruno St. Jacques and Brandon Segal scored for the Pirates.


MILWAUKEE 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3
Cody Franson’s goal with 2:05 remaining in regulation lifted Milwaukee to a 4-3 win over visiting Grand Rapids at the Bradley Center on Tuesday.

Antti Pihlstrom scored twice in a 14-second span to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead for the Admirals, and Kelsey Wilson gave Milwaukee a two-goal cushion before the second intermission.

But Mark Hartigan and Brett Engelhardt evened the score for the Griffins with third-period goals before Milwaukee pulled out the late win.

Matt Ellison finished with three assists for the Admirals. Pekka Rinne allowed more than one goal for the first time in six starts, but still earned the victory with 31 saves.

Jimmy Howard stopped 36 of 40 shots for Grand Rapids.


ROCKFORD 5, SAN ANTONIO 2
Rockford ran its points streak to 11 games (8-0-0-3) and extended its lead atop the West Division with a 5-2 win over San Antonio at the AT&T Center.

Kris Versteeg led the way with a goal and an assist for the IceHogs, who scored three times in the third period to secure the victory.

Ryan Stokes, Troy Brouwer, Michael Blunden and Jerramie Domish also scored for Rockford, and Corey Crawford made 31 saves to improve to 8-0-3 in his last 11 decisions.

Enver Lisin and Jon DiSalvatore scored for the Rampage.


WORCESTER 5, LOWELL 3
Mike Iggulden recorded two goals and an assist to lead visiting Worcester to a 5-3 win over Lowell on Tuesday night.

It was the Sharks’ fourth win in a row, while the Devils saw their winless streak hit seven games (0-5-1-1).

Lukas Kaspar recorded a goal and an assist and 2002 first-round draft choice Mike Morris recorded his first professional goal for Worcester.

Ivan Khomutov led Lowell with a goal and an assist.