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Rockin’ Kochan makes 45 saves

A 45-shot barrage from the Binghamton Senators was not as effective as a four-goal outburst by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who took a 4-0 win at the Broome County Arena on Thursday night.

The game was scoreless until the Sound Tigers got goals from Jim Campbell, Bruno Gervais, Rob Collins and Ryan Caldwell in less than seven minutes late in the second period.

Dieter Kochan was perfect in net, stopping all 45 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season. It was Bridgeport’s first road win against an East Division opponent since Nov. 20 at Hershey.

Binghamton dropped to 1-5-1-2 in its last nine games.

ROCHESTER 5, CLEVELAND 3
Jason Pominville and Milan Bartovic each had two goals and an assist as Rochester defeated Cleveland, 5-3.

Chris Taylor added three assists and Ryan Miller made 28 saves for his league-leading 30th win of the season. The Amerks are 29-4-0-4 in their last 37 games.

Nick Bootland and Grant Stevenson picked up a goal and an assist each for the Barons, who saw their four-game winning streak snapped.

PORTLAND 1, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 0
Owen Fussey scored 62 seconds into the game and Kirk Daubenspeck made 41 saves as Portland blanked Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 1-0.

It was Daubenspeck’s third shutout in seven AHL appearances this season.

Portland was outshot 41-16 for the game, including 30-9 over the final two periods.