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LOOKING BACK:
Cory Emmerton and Jeremy Williams each had three points (2-1-3) in Grand Rapids’ 8-6 win at Lake Erie on Sunday… Sergei Korostin broke a scoreless deadlock to lift Hamilton past Binghamton, 1-0, in Kanata, Ont… Devan Dubnyk made 39 saves in Springfield’s 2-1 win at Portland… Keith Aucoin scored twice as Hershey beat Providence, 5-1… Nathan Perkovich and Michael Swift netted power-play goals as Lowell edged Bridgeport, 3-2… The road team won all five games on Sunday.

Sun 11/8
Hamilton 1, BINGHAMTON 0
Grand Rapids 8, LAKE ERIE 6
Lowell 3, BRIDGEPORT 2
Springfield 2, PORTLAND 1
Hershey 5, PROVIDENCE 1

Mon 11/9
No games scheduled


LOOKING AHEAD:
Hamilton visits Rochester on Tuesday as the top two teams in the North Division kick off their 10-game season series… The Americans (11-1-1-0, 23 points) are riding a 10-game winning streak, one short of matching a franchise record, while the Bulldogs (8-1-1-3, 20 points) sit three points off the pace… Amerks rookie goaltender Alexander Salak has won his first eight decisions (8-0-0, 1.72, .943) and paces the league in victories… Chris Taylor leads Rochester with 13 points (3-10-13) in 13 games and has found the scoresheet in six of his last seven outings (2-7-9)… David Brine has a team-high seven goals (7-2-9) in 13 games for Rochester, one shy of the eight he tallied in 79 tilts last season… Bulldogs forward Mathieu Darche shows four points (2-2-4) in his last three games and leads the team with seven goals and 10 points in 13 contests overall… Curtis Sanford ranks second in the AHL in GAA (1.40) and fourth in save percentage (.947) through nine outings (5-2-2).

Fresh off a perfect 4-0-0-0 road trip, Norfolk returns to Scope to host division-rival Binghamton on Tuesday and Wednesday… Admirals goaltenders Dustin Tokarski (5-3-0, 2.39, .913) and Riku Helenius (2-1-0, 1.35, .938) have combined to allow just four goals during the team’s current winning streak… Brandon Bochenski leads Norfolk with eight goals, and his 12 points are tied for the club lead with Paul Szczechura (5-7-12), who has a point in four straight games (3-2-5) and eight of his last nine (5-5-10)… Admirals defenseman Mike Lundin is also riding a four-game scoring streak (1-3-4) and has a point in six of his last seven outings (1-6-7)… Binghamton’s Martin St. Pierre, who is tied for the team lead with 12 points (5-7-12) in 13 games, was an AHL All-Star for Norfolk in 2006 and 2007… Another ex-Admiral, B-Sens goaltender Mike Brodeur (4-3-0, 2.56, .914), is the reigning Reebok/AHL Player of the Week… Ryan Keller also has a team-high 12 points (7-5-12) for Binghamton, which is just 4-12-0-1 in its last 17 games at the Scope.

Hartford takes a four-game winning streak to Manchester on Wednesday for the front end of a home-and-home set with the Atlantic Division-leading Monarchs… Corey Locke’s goal at 4:59 of overtime gave the Wolf Pack a 3-2 win in the teams’ first meeting of the season on Nov. 1 in Hartford… Locke (9-12-21) and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (9-10-19) rank first and second in the AHL scoring race, and the teammates are tied for the league lead in goals… Parenteau is riding a six-game scoring streak (5-7-12), whille Locke is on a four-game run (3-8-11)… Hartford second-year pro Bobby Sanguinetti, a former first-round draft pick, ranks second among AHL defensemen with 17 points (5-12-17) in 14 games… Manchester is winless in a season-high three straight games (0-1-1-1)… Andrei Loktionov is tied for the AHL rookie scoring lead with 13 points (5-8-13) in 13 games for the Monarchs and has a point in seven of his last eight contests (2-7-9)… Second-year pro Oscar Moller shows 10 points (5-5-10) in 12 games, and both he and Loktionov have a plus-8 rating thus far… Hartford’s top-ranked power play (29.4 percent) will take on Manchester’s second-ranked penalty kill (95.2 percent).

(all times Eastern)
Tue 11/10
Hamilton @ Rochester, 7:05
Binghamton @ Norfolk, 7:15

Wed 11/11
Lake Erie @ Grand Rapids, 12:00
Lowell @ Worcester, 1:05
Hartford @ Manchester, 7:00
Albany @ Syracuse, 7:00
Portland @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Binghamton @ Norfolk, 7:15
Texas @ Peoria, 8:00

Thu 11/12
Rochester vs. Portland, 7:00*
Abbotsford @ Milwaukee, 8:00

* at Buffalo, N.Y.


ALUMNI WATCH:
Former AHL rookie of the year Brett Hull and current Lowell Devils governor Lou Lamoriello were among the inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night… Just recalled from AHL Springfield, 2009 AHL All-Star Ryan Potulny notched a goal and an assist in Edmonton’s 5-3 win over Colorado on Sunday.


BY THE NUMBERS:
14 — Consecutive games played by the Texas Stars within the state of Texas to begin their inaugural season… The Stars venture outside their home state for the first time this week for games in Peoria and Rockford.


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