AHL Quick Hits — Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2007

On Tuesday, Matt Moulson scored twice as Manchester beat Norfolk, 4-3, in a battle of division leaders… Chris Conner and Junior Lessard each recorded a goal and an assist in Iowa’s 4-1 win in San Antonio.

Mon 2/26
No games scheduled

Tue 2/27
MANCHESTER 4, Norfolk 3… Iowa 4, SAN ANTONIO 1

Just five points out of the final playoff spot in the East Division, Albany plays host to Hershey on Wednesday night… The River Rats have won six of their last eight home games and five of their last seven overall, including a 3-1 victory on Feb. 17 that snapped a 19-game winless skid to the Bears… Captain Keith Aucoin has registered 34 points (7g, 27a) in 21 games for Albany since returning from an NHL stint in Carolina on Dec. 31… Bears forward Dave Steckel has recorded six goals, five assists and a plus-10 rating in six games against the River Rats this season… Maxime Daigneault was 3-0-0 with a 1.13 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage in four appearances for Hershey last week.

Hartford has won six in a row by a combined score of 26-6 heading into Wednesday’s game with Lowell, a make-up of the contest that was postponed by snow on Feb. 14… Al Montoya has won 14 of his last 16 decisions for the Wolf Pack, and now ranks fourth in the AHL with a 2.18 GAA… Lauri Korpikoski has registered one goal and seven assists in his last four games for Hartford… The Devils have won five of their last six overall, and is 2-0-0-0 at the Hartford Civic Center this season… Lowell comes in tied with Worcester for fourth place in the Atlantic Division… Former Wolf Pack defenseman Mike Mottau has 14 assists in his last 19 games for the Devils… Tuomas Pihlman, who had two goals in his previous 30 games, scored twice in the third period of Lowell’s 3-2 overtime win at Portland on Sunday.

Hamilton, two points out of first place in the North Division, visits Omaha, three points off the lead in the West Division, in the third stop on a nine-game road trip… Rookie Matt D’Agostini has 13 points (4g, 9a) in his last 11 games for the Bulldogs, including the winning goal in Sunday’s 3-2 victory at Grand Rapids… Yann Danis is 6-1-1 in his last eight decisions for Hamilton… Omaha played four road games in five nights last week and won them all… Curtis McElhinney enters the week not having allowed a goal in his last 125:20 of work… Dustin Boyd has tallied 12 points (8g, 4a) in his last 10 outings for the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights… Omaha’s 35 wins this season already match the team’s total from all of 2005-06.

(all times Eastern)
Wed 2/28
Hershey at Albany, 7:00… Lowell at Hartford, 7:00… Springfield at Worcester, 7:00… Grand Rapids at Rochester, 7:05… Binghamton at W-B/Scranton, 7:05… Hamilton at Omaha, 8:00

Thu 3/1
Peoria at Iowa, 8:05

Fri 3/2
Providence at Worcester, 7:00… Norfolk at Lowell, 7:05… Binghamton at Philadelphia, 7:05… Bridgeport at W-B/Scranton, 7:05… Albany at Syracuse, 7:30… Hamilton at Milwaukee, 8:00… Houston at Omaha, 8:00… Toronto at Manitoba, 8:30

On Tuesday night, 2005 AHL MVP Jason Spezza recorded a goal and two assists as Ottawa beat Carolina, 4-2… 2007 AHL All-Star Clarke MacArthur had a goal and two assists in Buffalo’s 6-1 win in Toronto… Marcel Hossa scored two goals and added an assist in the N.Y. Rangers’ 4-0 win over Montreal… On Monday night, 2006 Second Team AHL All-Star Dustin Penner scored twice in Anaheim’s 3-2 win at San Jose… Jeremy Williams scored his second NHL goal in his second career NHL game, but Toronto fell to Montreal, 5-4.

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