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AHL Quick Hits: Atlantic’s top teams clash in Hartford

In Tuesday’s action, Darren McCarty tallied the game-winning goal in Grand Rapids’ 5-4 victory over San Antonio… Matt D’Agostini netted a pair of goals as Hamilton doubled up Iowa, 4-2… Milwaukee edged Quad City in a shootout, 3-2… On Monday, Troy Milam scored both of Manchester’s goals in a 2-1 overtime victory at Springfield.

Mon 2/18
Manchester 2, SPRINGFIELD 1 (OT)
W-B/Scranton 3, BINGHAMTON 2
Lake Erie 5, SYRACUSE 0

Tue 2/19
GRAND RAPIDS 5, San Antonio 4
Hamilton 4, IOWA 2
MILWAUKEE 3, Quad City 2 (SO)

Tied for second place in the East Division with 63 points apiece, Hershey visits Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday for the teams’ eighth meeting of the season… Hershey’s Chris Bourque has recorded 10 of his 36 points this season against the Penguins (5-5-10), including five goals and seven points in three games at the Wachovia Arena… Two-time AHL All-Star Joe Motzko of the Bears has recorded multiple points in five straight games (5-6-11)… Defenseman Josef Boumedienne boasts a 13-game scoring streak (1-17-18) for Hershey… The Bears’ power play is 8-for-33 (24.2 percent) against the Penguins, and their penalty kill has converted at 91.7% (33-of-36)… Penguins forward Kurtis McLean has a team-high 16 goals, including three against the Bears (3-2-5)… Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is 2-1-0 with a 1.35 GAA and .957 save percentage in three conditioning starts for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Also Wednesday, Manitoba makes its second trip of the month to the Allstate Arena to take on Chicago, which has won seven straight games… The Wolves blanked the Moose by a 2-0 final on Feb. 10 in the teams’ only previous meeting this season… Chicago’s Jason Krog continues to lead the AHL in scoring with 74 points (24-50-74), while teammate Brett Sterling’s 28 goals are tied for the league lead… Sterling has lit the lamp in three straight games (4-2-6), scoring the game-winning goal in all three contests… Chicago also boasts the AHL’s leading goal-scorer among defensemen in Joel Kwiatkowski (17-23-40), who has notched 13 of his 17 tallies on the power play… Chicago rookie goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has won six straight games, posting a 1.17 GAA over that span… Manitoba leading scorer Brad Moran has recorded nine points (2-7-9) in his last four games… Second-year pro Jannik Hansen sports a goal in three straight games (4-2-6) and a point in four straight (4-3-7).

Milwaukee, 4-0-1-0 in its last five contests, travels to face Iowa in a West Division battle on Thursday… The Admirals’ run has lifted them two points ahead of Quad City for fifth place and a potential playoff spot, while the Stars sit just seven points back of Milwaukee despite ranking eighth in the division… Admirals center Cal O’Reilly has a point in five straight games (4-8-12) and 14 of his last 15 outings (6-22-28)… Rich Peverley has tallied 38 points (9-29-38) in 37 games for the Ads this season and also boasts six points in 21 NHL games for Nashville… Peverley has a team-high seven points (3-4-7) in five games against the Stars… Milwaukee’s Matt Ellison has a goal in three straight contests (4-1-5) and a point in five straight (4-3-7)… Toby Petersen paces the Stars with 18 goals and 45 points but has just two goals in his last 21 outings… Iowa goaltender Tobias Stephan has notched three shutouts and a 2.03 GAA in eight February appearances (4-4-0).

(all times Eastern)
Wed 2/20
Hartford @ Lowell, 7:05
Hershey @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Toronto @ Binghamton, 7:05
Albany @ Rochester, 7:05
Norfolk @ Bridgeport, 7:30
Manitoba @ Chicago, 8:00
Hamilton @ Quad City, 8:05

Thu 2/21
Providence @ Hartford, 7:00
Milwaukee @ Iowa, 8:07

David Krejci, 16-for-20 (80.0 percent) in shootouts in his AHL career including 6-for-6 this season, converted on his first career NHL attempt to give Boston a 3-2 win over Carolina on Tuesday… Also Tuesday, 1999 AHL outstanding goaltender Martin Biron made 33 saves as Philadelphia edged Ottawa in a shootout, 3-2… On Monday, 2008 AHL All-Star Mike Iggulden made his NHL debut in San Jose’s 3-2 loss at the N.Y. Islanders… 2006 AHL All-Star Valtteri Filppula notched a goal in Detroit’s 4-0 win at Colorado.

4 — One-goal games played in six meetings between Providence and Hartford this season… The Atlantic Division’s top two teams square off on Thursday night at the XL Center in Hartford.


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