Admirals win sixth straight, jump past Hershey in East

2007 AHL All-Star Brandon Bochenski (pictured) tallied a pair of goals, including the game winner, as Norfolk extended its winning streak to six games with a 3-2 victory in Bridgeport on Monday afternoon.

Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques added two helpers in the contest and Colin Fraser also scored as Norfolk moved back atop the overall AHL standings.

Bochesnki’s goals, his 30th and 31st of the season, move him into second place in the AHL in that category. He also ranks second with 59 points in 32 games played.

Corey Crawford stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Admirals to record his league-leading 24th win of the season.

Brandon Nolan scored and Frans Nielsen scored for Bridgeport. Nielsen tied a Sound Tigers record by extending his scoring streak to 12 games (6g, 12a).

Defenseman Garrett Stafford played the hero for Worcester by scoring the game-winning goal 2:47 into overtime as the visiting Sharks downed division rival Lowell by a score of 3-2.

Stafford also recorded an assist on the afternoon, while Mike Iggulden tallied a goal and an assist for Worcester. The Sharks finished a six-game road swing at 3-2-0-1.

Dimitri Patzold stopped 23 shots to improve his record to 5-3-3 on the year.

Petr Vrana and David Clarkson, who was named CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week earlier in the day, scored for the Devils in the loss.

Syracuse defenseman Derrick Walser tallied a shorthanded goal with 1:43 left in regulation to help the Crunch to a 4-3 shootout win over visiting Binghamton.

Tomas Popperle made 29 saves and stopped three out of four B-Sens in the shootout to give Syracuse a Monday matinee victory.

Walser also added an assist and Olivier Labelle recorded a goal and an assist for the Crunch.

The Crunch improved to 5-2-0-3 in their last 10 games, while the Senators saw their winless streak hit five (0-2-0-3).

Josh Hennessy and defenseman Andy Hedlund both registered a goal and an assist for Binghamton.

Three straight power-play goals from the Monarchs in the second period helped Manchester increase its lead in the Atlantic Division with a 5-2 win in Springfield.

The Monarchs are 23-12-6-1 on the year and at 53 points, lead the Atlantic Division by six points.

Five different players scored for Manchester, including Matt Moulson who led the way with a goal and an assist on the day. Jason LaBarbera backstopped the Monarchs with 31 saves to earn his 20th win of the year.

David Spina and Randy Rowe scored for the Falcons, who dropped their fifth straight contest.