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LOOKING BACK:
On Sunday, Tim Wallace scored twice as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton rallied for a 4-3 win at Charlotte… Nicholas Drazenovic tallied a pair of goals as Peoria won its fifth straight game, a 5-2 decision at Texas… Michael Nylander registered four points (2-2-4) to help Rochester past Adirondack, 5-2… Ex-Monarchs goaltender Dan Taylor stopped 34 of 35 shots in Springfield’s 3-1 triumph at Manchester.

Sun 10/17
Binghamton 3, TORONTO 1
BRIDGEPORT 4, Portland 1
W-B/Scranton 4, CHARLOTTE 3
Springfield 3, MANCHESTER 1
Hartford 3, PROVIDENCE 0
Oklahoma City 8, HOUSTON 2
ROCHESTER 5, Adirondack 2
SAN ANTONIO 3, Lake Erie 2 (SO)
Peoria 5, TEXAS 2


LOOKING AHEAD:
Lake Erie continues its six-game West Division road trip on Tuesday with a visit to Oklahoma City… The Monsters are 0-1-0-1 on the trip, which began with a 4-3 loss to the Barons on Saturday… Matthew Ford, a holdover from last year, has paced the Monsters in the early going with four points (2-2-4) in four games, while newcomers Julian Talbot (2-1-3) and Greg Mauldin (1-2-3) show three points apiece… Lake Erie goaltender Jason Bacashihua has stopped 42 of 46 shots through his first two appearances (1-0-1, 1.92, .913)… Oklahoma City is coming off an 8-2 win at Houston on Sunday and has won two straight since an 0-2-1-0 start… Brad Moran notched a hat trick in Saturday’s tilt against Lake Erie and leads the Barons with six points overall (3-3-6)… Alexandre Giroux netted his first two goals of the year on Sunday and has a point in three straight games (2-3-5) since beginning with back-to-back scoreless outings… The Barons have killed 23 of 25 man-down situations (92.0 percent).

Charlotte kicks off a five-game road trip on Wednesday in Albany, which housed the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL prospects for four years prior to the franchise’s move to North Carolina this year… The Checkers are looking to bounce back from a 1-4-0-0 start, which included a pair of losses to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on home ice last weekend… Jerome Samson, a Second Team AHL All-Star in Albany last year, is riding an AHL-high four-game goal-scoring streak (4-0-4) for Charlotte, and team leading scorer Jon Matsumoto has a point in four of his first five contests (2-4-6)… Former first-round draft pick Zach Boychuk tallied his first two goals of 2010-11 in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Penguins… Albany has taken two straight wins – one in a shootout and one in overtime – since dropping its season opener to Adirondack on Oct. 9… Returnees Stephen Gionta (1-2-3) and Vladimir Zharkov (1-2-3) share the Devils’ scoring lead with rookie David McIntyre (2-1-3)… Besides McIntyre’s two goals on the year, seven other Devils skaters have scored once apiece… 20-year-old defenseman Mattias Tedenby recorded his first two AHL points (1-1-2) in Albany’s 4-3 overtime win at Adirondack on Saturday.

One of two AHL teams still with a perfect record on the year, Norfolk (3-0-0-0) begins a four-game road trip on Wednesday in Hartford, which is off to a 3-1-0-1 start… The Admirals have racked up 18 goals in their three victories, including a pair of seven-goal efforts… Former first-round pick Marc-Antoine Pouliot leads the way with seven points (1-6-7) in the early going, and 20-year-old James Wright shows five points (1-4-5) in his first three AHL contests… Returnee Paul Szczechura shows three goals in his last two games and a point in all three so far (3-1-4), and new defenseman Mathieu Roy has chipped in four points (1-3-4) and a plus-5 rating… Norfolk ranks second in power play (30.8 percent) and third in penalty-killing (93.8 percent) thus far… Wolf Pack rookie goaltender Cameron Talbot registered a 41-save shutout in the club’s 3-0 win at Providence on Sunday… Newcomers Kris Newbury (0-7-7), Wade Redden (1-5-6), and Jeremy Williams (3-2-5) are leading Hartford’s offense, and rookie Kelsey Tessier has four points (2-2-4) in five outings.

(all times Eastern)

Tue 10/19
Manchester @ Portland, 6:30
Rochester @ Hamilton, 7:00
Lake Erie @ Oklahoma City, 8:05

Wed 10/20
Charlotte @ Albany, 7:00
Norfolk @ Hartford, 7:00
Abbotsford @ Chicago, 8:00
Lake Erie @ San Antonio, 8:00

Thu 10/21
Hamilton @ Manitoba, 8:30


ALUMNI WATCH:
Mark Letestu, coming off two-straight 20-goal seasons for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, had a goal and an assist on Monday in Pittsburgh’s 5-2 win over Ottawa… Chris Stewart notched a pair of goals to help Colorado past the N.Y. Rangers, 3-1… 2007-08 AHL rookie of the year Teddy Purcell chipped in two assists as Tampa Bay edged Dallas, 5-4.


BY THE NUMBERS:
501 — Career AHL games played by San Antonio defenseman Garrett Stafford, who reached the 500 mark last Friday vs. Peoria… The Rampage host Lake Erie on Wednesday seeking revenge from Sunday’s 3-2 shootout loss.


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