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West Notes: Subban sets mark, Amerks roll

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Abbotsford’s eight-game points streak (6-0-0-2) ended on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Worcester… The Heat have not lost consecutive games in regulation since a four-game slide from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4… Cam Cunning has a point in six straight games (3-3-6) and in 12 of his last 15 outings (7-7-14)… Jason Jaffray is on a three-game scoring streak (1-3-4) and has a point in seven of his last eight (3-6-9)… David Van der Gulik’s six-game scoring run (4-4-8) ended against the Sharks on Saturday… The Heat have scored first in only 26 of 67 games thus far (19-2-3-2)… Abbotsford hosts Lake Erie for a pair of games this weekend.
 
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Chicago has earned a point in six straight games (4-0-1-1) and is 22-2-1-3 in its last 28 games… Spencer Machacek is riding a season-high six-game scoring streak (3-6-9) for the Wolves, and he is three goals away from reaching 20 for the second time in as many pro seasons… Rookie Andrew Kozek shows five points (3-2-5) in five games since returning to the lineup after missing six contests… Goaltender Peter Mannino (21-3-0, 2.14, .926) has now won 13 consecutive decisions since his most recent loss on Jan. 6 at Hamilton… The Wolves rank second in the AHL in offense (3.46 goals per game) and fifth in defense (2.60)… Chicago hosts Toronto and Houston this weekend.
 
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Grand Rapids has lost each of its last four trips beyond regulation – three in overtime, one in a shootout – since collecting a 5-4 shootout win at Rockford on Jan. 2… The Griffins, who secured a win and an overtime loss vs. Manitoba last weekend, earned at least a point in consecutive home games for the first time since a pair of wins from Dec. 9-11… Friday marked the home debuts of new Griffins Brad May, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, Riley Armstrong, and Jordan Owens, the latter two of whom were acquired at the NHL trade deadline… Grand Rapids begins a season-high six-game road swing this weekend with game in Hamilton on Friday and Saturday followed by a Sunday jaunt to Rochester.
 
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Rookie P.K. Subban set a franchise record for points by a defenseman in one season when he earned his 45th point (13-32-45) in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout win over Hartford… Subban, who ranks fourth in scoring among all AHL rearguards, surpassed the 44 points put up by Yannick Weber (2008-09) and Sven Butenschon (2001-02)… Andre Benoit is now the Bulldogs’ all-time leader in points by a defenseman with 86, passing Dan Jancevski’s 85… Hamilton’s eight-game winning streak is one shy of the club’s franchise record of nine… The Bulldogs look to tie that mark on Friday in the first of two home-ice battles with Grand Rapids this weekend.
 
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Houston is just 2-7-0-1 in its last 10 games and has fallen into last place in the West Division, 11 points back of Milwaukee for the division’s fourth and final playoff spot… The Aeros have scored more than three goals only once in their last 14 outings, a 4-1 win at Peoria on Feb. 21… Jon DiSalvatore has a point in three straight games (1-4-5) on the heels of a season-high nine-game drought from Feb. 12-27… With 46 points (17-29-46) in 62 games, Maxim Noreau is currently the only AHL defenseman to lead his team in scoring… Houston has the AHL’s fifth-best penalty kill (85.9 percent)… The Aeros host Peoria on Friday before closing the weekend with game in Chicago and Rockford.
 
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Lake Erie is 1-3-0-1 thus far on its seven-game road trip and has fallen back to .500 overall at 30-30-0-6… The Monsters, pursuing their first-ever playoff spot, remain four points back of Manitoba for the North Division’s final entry with 14 games to play for each team… Lake Erie is one of two AHL teams – Hershey is the other – yet to suffer and overtime loss this season, but the Monsters’ six shootout defeats are tied with five other teams for most in the league… Rookie Justin Mercier is on a three-game scoring streak (2-3-5) and has a point in four of his last five contests (3-3-6)… Lake Erie wraps up its trip with a pair of tilts in Abbotsford this weekend.
 
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Manitoba’s 2-1 overtime win at Grand Rapids on Saturday was just its third victory this season in eight games decided in the extra session (3-5), compared with a 7-1 mark in shootout contests… The Moose’s seven shootout wins thus far are more than any other AHL team… Manitoba is scoreless on its last 17 power play tries, and its power play has dropped to 28th overall at 12.6 percent… Mario Bliznak’s overtime game-winner on Saturday was his first goal since Jan. 29 at Worcester, snapping a 16-game drought… The Moose host Rockford twice this weekend; Manitoba previously took road wins over the IceHogs on Nov. 25 (2-1) and Dec. 6 (4-3).
 
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Defenseman Alexander Sulzer posted three points (1-2-3) in three games last week and was recalled by parent-club Nashville on Monday… Former first-round draft pick Hugh Jessiman now has a point in six of his last seven games (3-4-7)… Nick Spaling is riding a three-game scoring run (2-1-3) and has a point in five of his last six (3-2-5)… Mike Santorelli snapped a nine-game goal-scoring drought with a pair of markers in Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Lake Erie; it marked Santorelli’s fifth two-goal effort of the season and first since Feb. 5 vs. Houston… The Admirals are the only AHL team with Friday night off and then conclude their four-game homestand on Saturday when Toronto comes to town.
 
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Peoria’s four-game points streak (3-0-1-0) ended on Wednesday with a 3-2 loss at Texas… The Rivermen’s three-game winning streak from Mar. 4-7 was their longest since capturing a season-high five in a row from Dec. 9-19… Goaltender Joe Fallon, acquired at the NHL trade deadline, was the first star in his Rivermen debut on Sunday after making 29 saves in Peoria’s 4-2 triumph over Milwaukee… Peoria welcomed an AHL franchise-record 10,129 fans to Carver Arena on Saturday and defeated Lake Erie, 3-1… The Rivermen are now 5-0-0-0 against the Monsters all-time at Carver Arena… Peoria continues its seven-game road swing by visiting Houston on Friday and San Antonio on Sunday.
 
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Rochester has won four straight games and six of its last seven (6-1-0-0) but is still just two points up on Abbotsford for second place in the North Division; the Amerks do, however, hold two games in hand on the Heat… Rochester’s current winning streak is its longest since winning four in a row from Nov. 14-27… Mike York has a goal in three straight games (3-1-4) and shows 13 points (5-8-13) in just nine contests since returning to the lineup from injury… Graham Mink is without a point in his last nine games and hasn’t tallied a goal since scoring twice on Feb. 6 at Binghamton… The Amerks host Albany and Grand Rapids this weekend, with a Saturday trip to Syracuse in between.
 
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Rockford dropped a 7-2 decision at San Antonio on Sunday, the most goals the IceHogs have allowed in a game since a 7-1 defeat at Milwaukee on Dec. 29… Rockford has not lost consecutive games in regulation since losing at Houston and San Antonio on Jan. 8-9… Defenseman Richard Petiot has been plus or even in 21 of his last 25 games, posting a plus-14 mark over that span… Hannu Toivonen became the fourth Rockford goaltender to earn a win this season when he made 32 saves in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over the Rampage… Matt Keith shows seven goals and eight points in seven clashes with San Antonio this season… The IceHogs head north this weekend for a pair of games at Manitoba.
 
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San Antonio totaled two goals in a pair of losses on Friday and Saturday, but the Rampage have racked up 13 goals in a pair of victories since… David Schlemko is on a three-game scoring streak (1-4-5), and Joel Perrault shows five assists in his last two contests… David Spina had not scored a goal in 12 games this season prior to his hat trick in Sunday’s 7-2 win over Rockford… Brett MacLean has registered four points (1-3-4) in his last two outings, and he and continues to lead the club in both goals (26) and points (52) for the season… The Rampage play a home-and-home set with Texas this weekend before welcoming Peoria to the AT&T Center on Sunday.
 
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Texas collected its third straight one-goal win on Wednesday with a 3-2 decision over Peoria… It marked the return of goaltender Brent Krahn, who had been injured but made 29 saves to earn the win in his first appearance since Nov. 22 at Chicago… Rookie Colton Sceviour has tallied a goal in two straight games (2-0-2) after going his previous 27 contests without scoring… Rookie Travis Morin’s five-game scoring streak (4-2-6) ended on Wednesday… Texas’s penalty kill ranks second in the AHL at 86.7 percent; only Hershey (88.8 percent) is better… The Stars are 30-1-1-0 this season when taking a lead into the third period and 0-17-1-1 when trailing after two periods… Texas plays a home-and-home set with San Antonio this weekend.
 
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Toronto’s 3-2 overtime loss at Hamilton on Tuesday dropped the Marlies to 3-5-1-0 this season against their Ontario rivals… In danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007, the Marlies are currently nine points back of Manitoba for the North Division’s fourth and final entry… Brendan Mikkelson has a goal in back-to-back games on the heels of a 17-game goal-scoring drought… Toronto is the AHL’s third-most penalized team, averaging 21.79 penalty minutes per contest… The Marlies have been outscored 96-47 in the second period this season… Toronto heads to the midwest this weekend for games in Chicago on Friday and Milwaukee on Saturday.