On Thursday night, Dustin Boyd picked up a goal and two assists to lead Omaha to a 4-3 win in Houston… In Wednesday’s action, Jeff Campbell scored twice as Grand Rapids edged Syracuse, 4-3… Marc-Antoine Pouliot’s hat trick led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton past Philadelphia, 5-2… Josh Hennessy had two goals and an assist during a four-goal third period as Binghamton beat Rochester, 4-2… Jordan Sigalet made 39 saves in Providence’s 4-2 win over Hartford… Hamilton scored twice in the final 23 seconds of regulation, but Mark Popovic’s overtime goal gave Chicago a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs.
BINGHAMTON 4, Rochester 2… BRIDGEPORT 2, Worcester 1 (OT)… GRAND RAPIDS 4, Syracuse 3… Chicago 4, HAMILTON 3 (OT)… HERSHEY 5, Portland 2… LOWELL 2, Springfield 1… NORFOLK 5, Albany 4 (SO)… PEORIA 3, San Antonio 2… W-B/Scranton 5, PHILADELPHIA 2… PROVIDENCE 4, Hartford 2
Omaha 4, HOUSTON 3
Manchester brings a nine-game winning streak into a weekend that will see three different division rivals visit the Verizon Wireless Arena in less than 48 hours… The first-place Monarchs entertain Lowell on Friday night, the Devils having gone five games without a loss in regulation (4-0-1-0)… Manchester is 5-0-1-1 against Lowell this season, led largely by the goaltending of Jason LaBarbera (5-0-1, 1.44, .953 in 6gp)… AHL All-Star defenseman T.J. Kemp has 10 assists in his last nine games for the Monarchs… Rod Pelley, who made his NHL debut with New Jersey last week, has recorded points in each of his last four games with Lowell (1g, 3a).
San Antonio’s traveling road show heads to the Bradley Center for games against Milwaukee on Friday night and Saturday afternoon… The Rampage are 3-4-0-0 so far on their 16-game journey, matching their win total from their first 17 road outings this season… Donald MacLean has picked up five goals and four assists for nine points in his last eight games for San Antonio, and Yanick Lehoux had a 12-game scoring streak snapped in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss at Peoria… Rampage rookie Josh Tordjman ranks seventh in the AHL with a .916 save percentage… Rich Peverley has eight points (5g, 3a) in Milwaukee’s last four games, climbing to seventh in the AHL scoring race (55 points)… Cal O’Reilly has points in six of his last seven games (4g, 6a).
Three points out of fourth place in the East Division heading into the weekend, Albany looks to snap a four-game winless skid with games in Norfolk on Friday and Hershey on Saturday… Each of the four defeats has been by a single goal, including Wednesday’s 5-4 shootout loss at Scope… Keith Aucoin is on a six-game scoring streak for Albany (1g, 9a) after his three-assist effort on Wednesday, and now has nine points in four games against Norfolk this season (2g, 7a)… Ryan Bayda scored twice for the Rats, giving him five goals in the season series… The Admirals have won 14 straight at home and six in a row overall, and continue to lead the AHL with 77 points… Martin St. Pierre has points in nine straight games (5g, 11a)… Defenseman Danny Richmond has recorded 16 points in his last 15 outings (3g, 13a) for Norfolk.
(all times Eastern)
Worcester at Providence, 7:05… Portland at W-B/Scranton, 7:05… Albany at Norfolk, 7:15… Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:30… Chicago at Hamilton, 7:30… Lowell at Manchester, 7:35… Philadelphia at Rochester, 7:35… Hartford at Springfield, 7:35… San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8:00… Grand Rapids at Iowa, 8:05… Syracuse at Manitoba, 8:30
San Antonio at Milwaukee, 2:30… Chicago at Toronto, 4:00… Lowell at Bridgeport, 7:00… Philadelphia at Hamilton, 7:00… Albany at Hershey, 7:00… Hartford at Springfield, 7:05… Binghamton at W-B/Scranton, 7:05… Portland at Norfolk, 7:15… Worcester at Manchester, 7:35… Grand Rapids at Iowa, 8:05… Omaha at Rochester, 8:05… Syracuse at Manitoba, 8:30… Houston at Peoria, 9:00
Binghamton at Bridgeport, 1:00… Rochester at Hamilton, 4:00… Philadelphia at Toronto, 4:00… Springfield at Manchester, 4:05… Lowell at Providence, 4:05… Syracuse at Chicago, 5:00… Houston at Milwaukee, 5:00… San Antonio at Peoria, 5:00
Omaha at Manitoba, 8:30
San Antonio at Iowa, 8:05
On Thursday night, Brandon Bochenski, who still ranks fourth in the AHL with 66 points this season, scored both Boston goals in a 5-2 loss to Carolina… On Wednesday, Pierre Parenteau made his NHL debut in Chicago’s 3-0 win in Vancouver.
BY THE NUMBERS:
4 — Teams – Bridgeport, Hamilton, Manchester and Milwaukee – scheduled to play home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
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