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AHL Morning Skate: Oct. 22

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rch @ tor 3:00 ET, AHL Live
Rochester, which extended its points streak to four games (3-0-0-1) with a 3-2 shootout loss to Hamilton last night, heads to Ricoh Coliseum this afternoon for a date with Toronto… Corey Tropp scored two third-period goals as the Amerks rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits last night… Toronto has been off since sweeping a pair of games from Lake Erie last weekend… Joey Crabb has 2-4-6 in his last two games for the Marlies, and Joe Colborne (3-4-7) and Mike Zigomanis (1-4-5) have points in all four games this season.

bri @ stj 6:00 ET, AHL Live
Bridgeport and St. John’s go at it again at Mile One Centre after last night’s 4-3 overtime win by the Sound Tigers… Justin DiBenedetto scored twice, David Ullstrom tied the game with 2:50 left in regulation and Jeremy Colliton won it 2:44 into OT… DiBenedetto (7-0-7) is tied for the league lead in goals… Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots in the win… Jason King, Jason Gregoire and Riley Holzapfel scored for the IceCaps, and former Sound Tiger Peter Mannino made 26 saves.

adk @ alb 7:00 ET, AHL Live
Northway rivals Adirondack and Albany meet for the first of 10 times this season… The Phantoms (6-4-1-1) out-pointed the Devils (6-5-0-1), 14-13, in last year’s season series… Adirondack is coming off a 3-0 win in Portland last night, with Michael Leighton stopping 35 shots for his 35th career AHL shutout… Albany dropped a 4-1 decision to Hershey last night, their third straight loss… The Phantoms are 9-for-32 on the power play for the season (28.1 percent); the Devils are last in both power play (1-for-25, 4.0 percent) and penalty killing (18-for-27, 66.7 percent).

hou @ cha 7:00 ET, AHL Live
Down two midway through the third period, Houston rallied for a 3-2 victory over Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable Arena last night; the teams collide again this evening… Casey Wellman scored at 10:01 on a play that saw Checkers goaltender Justin Peters get injured, and David McIntyre beat replacement Mike Murphy eight seconds later to tie the game… Jeff Taffe won it for the Aeros with just four seconds remaining in regulation… Zach Boychuk had a pair of power-play goals for Charlotte.

wbs @ her 7:00 ET, AHL Live
After a 4-1 win in Albany last night, Hershey returns home with a league-best 4-0-1-0 record to take on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Giant Center tonight… The only blemish on the Bears’ record came in their only previous home game, a 6-5 overtime loss to Norfolk last Saturday… After spotting the Devils an early lead, Hershey got goals from Matthew Ford, Cody Eakin, Christian Hanson and Boyd Kane to take the victory… The Penguins are coming off a 3-0 victory in Springfield last night, which saw Bryan Lerg pick up a goal and an assist and Brad Thiessen make 26 saves.

pro @ por 7:00 ET, AHL Live
Providence ran its winning streak to three games, rallying for a 4-3 shootout win over Worcester last night… The Bruins, who trailed 2-0 and 3-1, tied the game on Jamie Tardif‘s goal with 30 seconds to play in regulation… Following the recall of leading scorer Andy Miele (2-5-7) earlier in the day, the Pirates dropped a 3-0 decision to Adirondack last night, their first regular-season shutout loss on home ice since Jan. 17, 2007 (6-0 vs. Manchester)… Providence has 16 different players with at least one point this season, but none with more than three.

ct @ spr 7:00 ET, AHL Live
Connecticut and Springfield open a home-and-home series at the MassMutual Center tonight with their first meeting of the year… The Whale have dominated their neighbors to the north, going 29-6-3-2 against the Falcons in the last four seasons… The Whale got two goals and an assist from Mats Zuccarello in his first AHL appearance of the season and rolled to a 5-0 win over Manchester last night… Cameron Talbot made 23 saves for the shutout… Springfield was on the short end of a 3-0 score against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last night… Manny Legace stopped 20 of 22 shots and was named the game’s third star in his first appearance at the MassMutual Center since Mar. 6, 1998.

mch @ wor 7:00 ET, AHL Live
Manchester will try to halt a three-game losing streak as it wraps up a six-game road swing in Worcester tonight… The Monarchs allowed a total of five goals in their first four games but have surrendered five each in the last three, most recenly last night’s 5-0 loss at Connecticut… The Sharks let a late lead slip away and fell to 2-0-0-1 with a 4-3 shootout loss to Providence last night… Mike Connolly had a goal and an assist for Worcester, giving the rookie forward 2-3-5 in his last two games.

bng @ nor 7:15 ET, AHL Live
Binghamton was no match for Norfolk’s offensive firepower last night, as the Admirals racked up a 53-14 edge in shots during a 7-0 victory over the Senators… The defending champs get another crack at the Ads tonight as they close out a four-game road stretch at Scope… Trevor Smith had a hat trick for Norfolk last night, while J.T. Wyman, Carter Ashton, Cory Conacher and Dana Tyrell added single markers and Matt Fornataro registered three assists… Norfolk has scored 28 goals in its first five games, tied for the most goals in any five-game stretch by the Admirals since they joined the AHL in 2000.

le @ syr 7:30 ET, AHL Live
Lake Erie (0-5-1-0) got its first standings point of the season in last night’s 4-3 overtime loss to Syracuse; now the Monsters look to get in the win column as they square off against the Crunch again… Dave Liffiton, Adrian Foster and Hugh Jessiman scored for the Monsters, with Foster’s goal snapping an 0-for-19 power play drought to begin the season… Patrick Maroon assisted on both of Kyle Palmieri‘s goals for Syracuse before scoring twice himself, including the game-winner at 1:04 of overtime… Three of the Crunch’s first four games this season have extended past regulation.

gr @ okc 8:00 ET, AHL Live
After Oklahoma City made it four wins in a row — the longest streak in the AHL this season — with a 4-1 victory over Grand Rapids last night, the teams do it again at the Cox Convention Center this evening… Philippe Cornet had his second straight two-goal game for the Barons, giving him 5-1-6 in his last three games… Gilbert Brule and Teemu Hartikainen also scored for Oklahoma City and Yann Danis made 26 saves… Chris Conner extended his scoring streak to five games (3-6-9) with the Griffins’ only goal in the loss.

peo @ tex 8:00 ET, AHL Live
Peoria wraps up a four-game road stretch with a visit to the Texas Stars in Cedar Park tonight… The Rivermen (1-3-0-1) emphatically picked up their first win of the season last night, a 5-0 victory in San Antonio… Jonathan Cheechoo scored his first two goals of the season, Brett Sterling had a goal and two assists and Ben Bishop made 28 saves for the shutout… The Stars, off last night, have been outscored 19-6 during their current three-game losing streak… This is Peoria’s first visit to the Cedar Park Center since Oct. 26, 2010, after playing three games there in the first month of last season.

chi @ rfd 8:05 ET, AHL Live
Chicago (1-2-0-2) got its first win of the 2011-12 season last night as Eddie Lack made 35 saves for a 2-0 shutout of Rockford at Allstate Arena… Both teams head 75 miles west for a rematch tonight at the BMO Harris Bank Center… Darren Haydar and Kevin Connauton scored power-play goals for the Wolves, and Haydar also had an assist for his 679th career AHL point to move past Glenn Merkosky into 25th place all-time… Alexander Salak made his IceHogs debut and stopped 28 of 30 shots in the loss.

mil @ abb 10:00 ET, AHL Live
Milwaukee extended its AHL record to 19 consecutive regular-season road games without a regulation loss (12-0-4-3) but came out on the short end of a 2-1 shootout decision in Abbotsford last night… The Heat, who beat Jeremy Smith just once on 35 shots in regulation and overtime, scored on two of four shootout attempts to go to 4-1-0-0 on the season… Leland Irving made 20 saves before allowing one goal on five attempts… Abbotsford’s T.J. Brodie and Milwaukee’s Ryan Thang scored in regulation time.