AHL Morning Skate: Nov. 9

Last night’s results || Today’s scoreboard || Standings || League Leaders

por @ mch 10:30 a.m. ET, AHL Live
No strangers over the first month of the season, Portland and Manchester meet for the fifth time in 2011-12 in a school-day matinee at the Verizon Wireless Arena… The teams have split their first four get-togethers, most recently a 4-1 Portland win on Sunday evening… Pirates forwards Ryan Duncan (3-2-5) and Andy Miele (2-3-5) share the scoring lead in the season series to date, with all five of Miele’s points coming in a 5-3 win on Oct. 19… The Monarchs are trying to snap a five-game home winless streak (0-4-0-1)… Marc-Andre Cliche leads all Monarchs in the season series with four points (3-1-4).

rfd @ gr 12:00 ET, AHL Live
Rockford visits Grand Rapids this afternoon in a matinee at Van Andel Arena… Both teams are coming off losses to Charlotte: the Griffins on Saturday (2-1) and the IceHogs on Sunday (4-2)… Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Hayes (his first as a pro) scored for Rockford on Sunday… The IceHogs sit at 4-6-0-0 for the season, but have won three of five on the road… Jamie Johnson scored the lone goal for Grand Rapids on Saturday, his third straight game with a goal (3-2-5)… Chris Conner extended his scoring streak to four games (2-5-7) with an assist.

bng @ her 7:00 ET, AHL Live
Binghamton heads to Hershey this evening looking to snap a four-game winless streak (0-3-0-1)… The Senators are 3-19-2-2 in their last 26 visits to Giant Center going back to Feb. 5, 2005, including a 3-2 loss on Oct. 30… Mike Hoffman scored Binghamton’s only goal in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, giving the second-year pro 3-3-6 in his last six games… Hershey has been off since a 4-0 loss in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, the Bears’ first shutout loss on the road since Game 4 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals in Manchester… Boyd Kane had a six-game scoring streak snapped in the loss (3-3-6)… Seven of Binghamton’s eight losses this season have been by one goal.

wbs @ nor 7:15 ET, AHL Live
One point behind Norfolk for first place in the East Division, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton visits the Admirals tonight for the teams’ first meeting since their opening-round playoff series last spring… Norfolk won the first two on the road before the Penguins took four straight to advance… Wilkes-Barre returns to Scope tonight riding a six-game winning streak, during which Brad Thiessen has stopped 152 of 158 shots (0.99, .962) in going 6-0-0… The Penguins are a perfect 6-0-0-0 on the road this season and have won 10 straight regular-season games away from home going back to last season… This is Norfolk’s only home game in a stretch that will see them play 11 of 12 on the road from Oct. 23 to Nov. 19… Admirals rookie Carter Ashton (11-5-16) scored his AHL-leading 11th goal of the season in Sunday’s 3-0 win in Providence.