Craig Anderson made a season-high 50 saves to lead Rochester to its fifth straight win, a 3-1 decision over Peoria at the Blue Cross Arena on Friday night.
Anderson lowered his goals-against average to 1.23 and his save percentage to .959 while improving to 4-0-0 on the season. He stopped 17 shots in the first period, 18 in the second and 15 more in the third.
Charles Linglet netted the only goal for the Rivermen, who outshot the Amerks 51-21 on the night.
The Americans (5-0-0-0) are off to their best start since opening the 1999-2000 season with nine consecutive victories.
NORFOLK 6, PHILADELPHIA 5 (OT)
Carl Corazzini scored 51 seconds into overtime to give cap a four-goal rally and give Norfolk a 6-5 victory over visiting Philadelphia on Friday night.
Corazzini, who also recorded two assists in the third period, now has six goals and nine points on the season, including at least two points in each of the Admirals’ first four games.
The Phantoms scored five straight goals to open up a 5-2 lead early in the third period. Marty Murray had a hand in all the scoring, registering two goals and three assists for the Phantoms. Petr Nedved also scored in his AHL debut.
Corazzini set up Danny Richmond’s equalizer with 2:38 left in regulation before picking up his second straight game-winning goal.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 6, ALBANY 3
Rob Schremp and Maxime Talbot scored 24 seconds apart in the third period, propelling Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 6-3 win over Albany in the front end of a home-and-home series at Pepsi Arena.
Daniel Carcillo finished with two goals and an assist for the Penguins, who won their third in a row.
Jesse Boulerice scored twice for the River Rats.
PORTLAND 3, LOWELL 2
Kent Huskins scored on a power play with 1:16 left in regulation to give Portland a 3-2 win over Lowell.
Nicklas Bergfors led Lowell with a goal and an assist.
The win sent the Pirates to 4-0-0-1 on the season.
WORCESTER 5, PROVIDENCE 2
Riley Armstrong scored twice during a three-goal second period as Worcester posted a 5-2 win at Providence.
The Sharks (3-1-0-2) held the Bruins to just 12 shots on goal in the game, four in each period.
TORONTO 5, HAMILTON 4
Erik Westrum’s shorthanded goal with 13:19 left in regulation was the difference as Toronto defeated Hamilton, 5-4, at Copps Coliseum.
Brad Leeb scored his first two goals of the year and added an assist for the Marlies, who were down 3-1 after the first period.
Colin Murphy added a goal and an assist and Chris Harrington and Kris Newbury recorded two assists each for Toronto. Carlo Colaiacovo, assigned by the parent Maple Leafs earlier in the day, recorded an assist and a plus-2 rating.
HARTFORD 2, BRIDGEPORT 1 (SO)
Greg Moore scored once in regulation and once in the shootout as Hartford earned a 2-1 win over Bridgeport in the Sound Tigers’ 2006-07 home opener.
Moore broke a scoreless tie with three seconds left in the second period, but Rick Berry tied it up for Bridgeport five minutes into the third.
The Wolf Pack scored on three of their five shootout attempts against Wade Dubielewicz, while former Sound Tiger Steve Valiquette stopped three of four Bridgeport shots.
MANCHESTER 4, SPRINGFIELD 2
Ryan Murphy scored twice and Petr Kanko got the tie-breaking goal 8:40 into the third period as Manchester rallied for a 4-2 win in Springfield, spoiling the Falcons’ home opener.
Jason LaBarbera made 23 saves for the Monarchs, who sent Springfield to its third straight loss.
Rookie defenseman Peter Harrold added two assists for Manchester.
GRAND RAPIDS 2, HOUSTON 1
Brendan Brooks and Ryan Oulahen scored midway through the second period and Grand Rapids held on for a 2-1 win over visiting Houston on Friday.
Josh Harding stopped 37 shots, including 20 in the first period, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Aeros from falling to 0-5-0-1 on the year.
MILWAUKEE 2, MANITOBA 0
Scott Reid made 24 saves to earn his first career AHL shutout as Milwaukee held off Manitoba, 2-0, at the Bradley Center.
Milwaukee was without leading scorer Alexander Radulov, who was recalled by the parent Nashville Predators earlier in the day.
Drew MacIntyre made 31 saves in defeat for the Moose.
CHICAGO 3, SAN ANTONIO 1
Chicago used a 47-shot barrage and got second-period goals from rookies Nathan Oystrick and Brett Sterling en route to a 3-1 win in San Antonio, completing a two-game sweep of the Rampage at the AT&T Center.
Chicago is now 4-0-0-0 on the road this season, outscoring the opposition 21-7 in those games.
OMAHA 2, SYRACUSE 0
Curtis McElhinney made 27 saves to backstop Omaha to a 2-0 win over Syracuse in the Knights’ home opener.
The Crunch dropped to 0-5-0-0, with just five goals scored on the season.