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Thanksgiving tradition continues in Binghamton

LOOKING BACK:
In Tuesday’s action, Quad City scored four goals in the third period, including a pair by Grant Stevenson, to take a 4-2 win at Milwaukee… In Houston, the Aeros received goals from five different players in a 5-1 win over San Antonio, the club’s fourth consecutive home victory.

Mon 11/19
No games scheduled

Tue 11/20
HOUSTON 5, San Antonio 1
Quad City 4, MILWAUKEE 2

LOOKING AHEAD:
Providence and Hartford are tied for the Atlantic Division lead with 23 points, and the two clubs will square off tonight in Connecticut’s capital… The Wolf Pack have won four straight games and six of their last seven, but are without leading scorer Greg Moore (10-8-18), recalled by the parent New York Rangers on Tuesday… Nigel Dawes, just back with Hartford from New York, had 21 points (9-12-21) and a plus-11 rating in 16 regular-season and playoff games against the Bruins last season… Providence’s Pascal Pelletier owns the AHL’s longest active scoring streak at nine games (6-8-14), while rookie Vladimir Sobotka has an eight-game streak of his own (4-7-11)… The B’s have tallied a power-play goal in 13 of their first 14 games, but have scored more than one in game only once… Providence has won seven of its last 10 visits to the Hartford Civic Center, including last year’s playoff series (3-1).

Manitoba visits Rochester in a battle of the North Division’s second- and third-place teams… The Moose have posted seven straight wins over the Americans, including three this season… Manitoba, which began a seven-game road swing in Cleveland on Sunday, has won four in a row overall and seven of its last nine… Jason Jaffray leads all scorers with six points (2-4-6) in the 2007-08 season series vs. Rochester… Drew MacIntyre has posted a 6-1-0 record in his last seven starts for the Moose (1.84, .940)… Despite scoring six goals for Hamilton during the 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs, Moose defenseman Danny Groulx hadn’t potted a regular-season AHL goal since Mar. 24, 2005, before finding the net in back-to-back outings over the weekend… Rochester is 5-1-0-1 in November following a 3-7-1-1 month of October… Second-year pro Dylan Hunter has found the scoresheet in seven of his last eight contests (4-7-11)… Stefan Meyer notched two goals and an assist in Friday’s 5-4 win over Rockford, his first game since being returned from the parent Florida Panthers.

Hershey hosts Bridgeport in the fifth meeting between the teams this season, with the Sound Tigers having taken three of the first four… The Bears are on a season-high three-game winning streak that has vaulted them from last place in the East Division to a tie for fourth, and back to the .500 mark at 7-7-0-0 on the campaign… Former first-round draft pick Jakub Klepis tallied five goals and six points in three games last weekend, including a hat trick in a 6-4 win at Albany… Ben Clymer, a veteran of 438 NHL games and a 2004 Stanley Cup champion with Tampa Bay, has a goal and four assists in his last three games… Joe Motzko paces the Bears overall with six goals and 10 points in 11 games… The Sound Tigers have lost six of their last seven road games, but the one win was a 4-1 decision in Hershey on Nov. 3… Jeff Tambellini (3-5-8) and Steve Regier (4-3-7) have combined for 15 points in four games against the Bears this season… Sean Bentivoglio has two goals in his last four games after being held without a goal in his first 10 contests of the year.

(all times Eastern)
Wed 11/21
Providence @ Hartford, 7:00
Manchester @ Springfield, 7:00
Bridgeport @ Hershey, 7:00
Hamilton @ Grand Rapids, 7:00
Portland @ Lowell, 7:05
Worcester @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Manitoba @ Rochester, 7:05
Philadelphia @ Norfolk, 7:15
Lake Erie @ Toronto, 7:30
Peoria @ Chicago, 8:00
Iowa @ Quad City, 8:05

Thu 11/22
Rochester @ Binghamton, 6:05

ALUMNI WATCH:
Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask earned the win in his NHL debut on Tuesday, making 30 saves in the Bruins’ 4-2 victory at Toronto… Rask is 7-2-0 with a 2.10 GAA in nine games for Providence this season… In that same game, 2005 First-Team AHL All-Star Chuck Kobasew netted two goals for Boston, including the game-winner… Overall, 81.1 percent of all players in the NHL this season are AHL graduates.

BY THE NUMBERS:
33
— Thanksgiving Day games played in Binghamton, N.Y., since professional hockey first came to the Broome County Arena in 1973… The home team is 15-16-2, with the 34th installment set for Thursday when Rochester visits the Senators.

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