AHL Quick Hits: Griffins, Admirals tangle in Milwaukee

In Tuesday’s action, Ryan Stone and Tim Brent each had a goal and an assist as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton edged Philadelphia, 3-2… Adrian Foster tied the game with 26 seconds left in regulation and Maxim Noreau scored into overtime to give Houston a 3-2 win over Providence… 2008 AHL All-Star Micki DuPont’s late goal lifted Peoria over Quad City, 2-1.

Mon 3/3
No games scheduled

Tue 3/4
W-B/Scranton 3, PHILADELPHIA 2
PEORIA 2, Quad City 1
HOUSTON 3, Providence 2 (OT)

Peoria takes its three-game winning streak up I-39 on Wednesday for its second trip to Rockford in the last four days… The Rivermen, who posted a 4-3 victory over the IceHogs on Sunday, rank fourth in the West Division but sit just four points back of second-place Rockford… Marek Schwarz has a 3-0-0 record and a 1.67 GAA since returning to the Peoria lineup on Mar. 1… Charles Linglet paces the Rivermen with 55 points (19-36-55) and a plus-17 rating, while rookie Julian Talbot boasts a team-high 20 goals (20-20-40)… Mike Glumac (2-1-3) and Martin Kariya (0-4-4) each have a three-game scoring streak, and Kariya has tallied a team-high six points (2-4-6) in six games against Rockford… Three-time AHL All-Star Martin St. Pierre leads the AHL in assists (55) and ranks second in points (71) in 52 games for the IceHogs, and he has six points (0-6-6) over his last three outings… Rookie Derek Nesbitt sports a goal in three straight games (4-3-7) and four of his last five (5-3-8).

Worcester, 3-0-0-1 in its last four games, completes a two-game home set with Norfolk on Wednesday… The Sharks are eight points behind Springfield for the Atlantic Division’s final playoff spot, but they hold four games in hand on the Falcons… 2008 AHL All-Star Mike Iggulden has a five-game scoring streak (4-5-9) for the Sharks and is coming off a four-point night (3-1-4) in Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Admirals… Worcester captain Graham Mink, who ranks second behind Iggulden in both goals (17) and points (39), has lit the lamp in four of his last five outings (4-2-6)… Tom Cavanagh boasts a four-game scoring streak (2-4-6) for the Sharks, who are 8-for-24 (33.3%) on the power play over their last four contests… Norfolk is wrapping up its season-high nine-game road trip (2-5-0-1)… Kyle Wanvig paces the Admirals with 19 goals and 47 points in 49 games this season… Second-year pro Blair Jones has a team-high six points (2-4-6) in three games against Worcester… Adam Henrich had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s loss to the Sharks.

Milwaukee kicks off a six-game homestand by hosting Grand Rapids in Thursday’s only AHL action… With 69 points, the Admirals are tied with Houston for a potential crossover playoff spot in the Western Conference, two points up on both Quad City and Syracuse… Rich Peverley has eight points (1-7-8) in his last three games for Milwaukee and sports 12 points (2-10-12) in seven games since returning from an NHL stint with Nashville… Cal O’Reilly, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for February, leads the Admirals with 64 points (13-51-64) in 62 games… Carl Corazzini has a goal in three straight games for the Griffins, who host Toronto on Wednesday before heading to the Bradley Center… Corazzini’s 44 points (20-24-44) are tied with Mark Cullen (15-29-44) for the team lead… Cullen has seven points (2-5-7) over his last three outings… Defenseman Garrett Stafford has a point in three straight (1-4-5) and and six of his last seven AHL contests (3-6-9)… Griffins coach Mike Stothers (Maine, 1984) and Admirals bench boss Lane Lambert (Adirondack, 1986) each won a Calder Cup in their playing days.

(all times Eastern)
Wed 3/5
Toronto @ Grand Rapids, 7:00
Norfolk @ Worcester, 7:05
Hershey @ Lowell, 7:05
Albany @ Binghamton, 7:05
Providence @ San Antonio, 8:00
Peoria @ Rockford, 8:05

Thu 3/6
Grand Rapids @ Milwaukee, 8:00

On Tuesday, two-time AHL All-Star Jeff Tambellini’s goal in the sixth round of a shootout lifted the N.Y. Islanders over the N.Y. Rangers, 4-3… 2005 AHL All-Star Zach Parise scored twice in New Jersey’s 4-1 win at Toronto… On Monday, 2001 AHL All-Star Brian Campbell tallied two points (1-1-2) in his San Jose debut as the Sharks dropped Montreal, 4-3.

— San Antonio’s points percentage at home this season (17-8-2-2), which ranks third-best in the Western Conference… The Rampage host Providence on Wednesday in the teams’ first-ever meeting.

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