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Sharks bite Bruins for fifth straight win

Worcester ran its winning streak to five games with a 3-1 win over Providence at the DCU Center on Saturday night.

The Sharks moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Atlantic Division with the win, two points ahead of Lowell.

Thomas Greiss made 25 saves for Worcester, winning for the seventh time in his last eight decisions. Josh Prudden, Lukas Kaspar and Grant Stevenson scored for the Sharks.

Sean Bentivoglio picked up his first professional goal for the Bruins.


OMAHA 10, HOUSTON 2
The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights broke open the game with six goals in the second period and rolled to a 10-2 win over Houston at the Toyota Center.

Andrei Taratukhin, Carsen Germyn and Brad Ference each registered a goal and three assists and Omaha went 5-for-8 on the power play en route to its seventh straight road win.

The Knights wasted little time taking the lead, with Dustin Boyd scoring the first of his two goals just 19 seconds into the game.

Chris Lee, Tim Ramholt, Steve Marr, Kris Chucko and Cam Cunning also found the net for Omaha, which sits one point behind first-place Chicago in the West Division with three games in hand.

Joey Tetarenko had a goal and an assist for the Aeros.


BRIDGEPORT 2, PORTLAND 0
Wade Dubielewicz made 36 saves for his second shutout of the season and the 15th of his AHL career, leading Bridgeport to a 2-0 win over visiting Portland.

The teams meet again Sunday afternoon at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

Rick Berry and Masi Marjamaki scored first-period goals for the Sound Tigers, who moved into sole possession of fourth place in the East Division, two points ahead of Albany.

Dubielewicz was busiest over the final two periods, when the Pirates owned a 26-10 edge in shots.

Gerald Coleman finished with 24 stops for the Pirates, who have lost four straight on the road.


HERSHEY 3, PHILADELPHIA 2
Matt Hendricks scored twice as Hershey knocked off Philadelphia, 3-2, before 10,513 fans at Giant Center.

Hendricks has six goals and two assists in his last four games.

Maxime Daigneault made 21 saves for Hershey, improving to 6-0-0 with a 1.09 goals-against average vs. the Phantoms this season.

Scott Munroe stopped 38 shots for Philadelphia.


TORONTO 3, HAMILTON 2 (SO)
Tyson Nash scored with 4:24 left in regulation and Colin Murphy and Brad Leeb converted in the shootout as Toronto rallied for a 3-2 win over Hamilton at Ricoh Coliseum.

Attendance was 6,930.

The Marlies’ Jean-Francois Racine and the Bulldogs’ Yann Danis each stopped 30 of 32 shots in the game.

Eric Manlow, who was scoreless in his first 48 games of the season before the weekend, scored for the second night in a row for Hamilton.


NORFOLK 4, BINGHAMTON 2
Troy Brouwer and Carl Corazzini each scored twice to lead Norfolk to a 4-2 win in Binghamton.

Mike Brodeur stopped 34 shots for the Admirals, who stay atop the overall AHL standings with 99 points. Norfolk is 7-1-2-0 in the month of March.

Brouwer is now second in the AHL with 19 power-play goals and 39 goals overall on the season.

Josh Hennessy and Andrew Ebbett scored for the Senators, who have lost 14 of their last 16 games.


MANCHESTER 4, LOWELL 0
Barry Brust made 41 saves to backstop Manchester to a 4-0 win over host Lowell.

The Devils lost in regulation for the first time in 10 games (5-1-0-4).

Rookie Matt Moulson scored twice and Tim Jackman had a goal and an assist for the first-place Monarchs.

Jordan Parise stopped 30 shots in defeat.


HARTFORD 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3
Nigel Dawes and Dwight Helminen each had a goal and an assist and Corey Potter recorded three assists as Hartford got past Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 4-3, at the Wachovia Arena.

The Wolf Pack scored three times in the second period to open up a 4-1 lead, then held on to snap a three-game losing streak.

Chris Holt made 25 saves to earn his first AHL win of the season.

Kyle Brodziak led the Penguins with a goal and an assist.


SYRACUSE 3, ALBANY 2
Curtis Glencross recorded two assists before scoring the game-winning goal with 11:15 left as Syracuse edged Albany, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

Joakim Lindstrom and Zenon Konopka added a goal and an assist each for the Crunch, who have won four in a row and are 10-3-1-1 in their last 15 games.

Antti Laaksonen and Pat Dwyer scored for the River Rats, who fell two points behind Bridgeport for the final playoff berth in the East Division.


PEORIA 4, CHICAGO 3 (SO)
Chicago rallied from a two-goal deficit but dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to Peoria at Carver Arena.

Darren Haydar and Brett Sterling each had a goal and an assist for the Wolves. Haydar upped his league-leading scoring total to 108 points, while Sterling ranks first in the AHL with 51 goals.

Jon DiSalvatore recorded a goal and an assist for the Rivermen, who visit Chicago for the back end of the home-and-home series on Sunday.


ROCHESTER 2, SAN ANTONIO 1
Kamil Kreps scored the game-winning goal late in regulation, sending Rochester to a 2-1 win in San Antonio.

Kreps, who spent his rookie season with the Rampage in 2004-05, scored on a 5-on-3 power play with 3:32 left in the third period.

David Brine also scored and Adam Berkhoel made 34 saves for the Americans, who have won four in a row.

Alex Leavitt scored for San Antonio, giving him 14 points and a plus-13 rating in seven games since joining the Rampage.


MILWAUKEE 3, IOWA 0
Milwaukee scored three times in the third period and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves as the Admirals blanked Iowa, 3-0.

Milwaukee is 6-1-0-2 in the last nine games, and just four points out of first place in the West Division.

Chris Durno snapped a scoreless tie with 9:13 left in regulation, and John Vigilante and Brandon Segal added insurance markers for the Admirals.

The Stars had a four-game winning streak snapped in the loss, their first in nine meetings with Milwaukee this season.


MANITOBA 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3 (SO)
Three third-period goals set up Brandon Reid’s shootout heroics and propelled Manitoba to a 4-3 win over visiting Grand Rapids.

Reid, scratched in six of the Moose’s previous nine games, scored on both of his attempts to give Manitoba its second straight shootout win over the Griffins.

Grand Rapids led 3-0 until Maxime Fortunus, Jason Jaffray and Jannik Hansen scored in the final 12:46 of the third.

Matt Hussey and Jamie Tardif had a goal and an assist each for the Griffins, who have dropped five straight games by one goal each (0-1-1-3).