In Tuesday’s action, 2004 first-round draft pick Rob Schremp netted two goals and added an assist as Springfield rallied past Binghamton, 5-3… Peoria blanked Hamilton, 5-0, behind two goals from Charles Linglet and 25 saves by Chris Beckford-Tseu… Marius Holtet scored twice to lead Iowa to a road win over Milwaukee, 4-1.
No games scheduled
An interconference showdown of hot teams pits Houston against Hartford on Wednesday at the Hartford Civic Center… The Aeros have won a season-high four straight games and are kicking off a four-game swing through New England over a five-day span, while the Wolf Pack come in 7-0-0-1 in their last eight outings… Reigning Rbk/AHL Player of the Week Nigel Dawes has 19 points (8-11-19) in his last eight games, including a team-record six points in Saturday’s 7-1 win at Worcester… Wolf Pack scoring leader Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (13-15-28) has a goal in four of his last five outings (4-5-9)… Second-year pro Greg Moore is tied for second in the league with 14 goals… Defenseman Erik Reitz leads the Aeros with 14 points (5-9-14), and center Steve Kelly scored twice in the club’s 4-3 win at Manitoba on Saturday… Nolan Schaefer has won his last five starts for Houston, posting a 1.57 GAA and .937 save percentage over that span.
Also Wednesday, Quad City travels to San Antonio for the first of a two-game set at the AT&T Center… The Flames have won 10 of their last 14 games but lost two meetings with the Rampage last month… Center Krys Kolanos has 10 points (5-5-10) in 11 games since joining Quad City, including a goal in three straight; the Flames are 7-1-0-0 when Kolanos registers a point and 0-3-0-0 when he doesn’t… Grant Stevenson paces Quad City in goals (10) and points (23), and he brings a five-game scoring streak (3-6-9) into Wednesday’s action… Rookie goaltender Matt Keetley is coming off back-to-back wins, his first W’s since opening night vs. Rockford… The Rampage are 3-2-1-0 so far on their season-high 11-game homestand… Leading scorer Joel Perrault (13-13-26) has a six-game scoring streak (5-3-8), and his 13 goals are tied with Joey Tenute (13-9-22) for the team lead… A win on Wednesday would put San Antonio seven games over the .500 mark for the first time since November 2003.
In Thursday’s only AHL action, Rochester begins a three-game swing through Illinois with a tilt against Chicago at Allstate Arena… The Americans, who will continue on to Rockford and Peoria, have lost three straight games for the first time since a five-game winless skid from Oct. 13-20 (0-4-0-1)… Third-year pro Mark Mancari leads Rochester in both assists (17) and points (23), and he has a point in four of his last five games (4-3-7)… Clarke MacArthur has notched a point in nine of his last 10 AHL games (7-9-16), including three assists in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Binghamton… The Wolves will be looking to snap a season-high four-game losing streak… Brett Sterling has five multiple-goal games for Chicago this season, compared to just two one-goal efforts… Jason Krog and Steve Martins share the team lead with 27 points each.
(all times Eastern)
Houston @ Hartford, 7:00
Hamilton @ Grand Rapids, 7:00
Syracuse @ Lake Erie, 7:00
Lowell @ Providence, 7:05
Albany @ Bridgeport, 7:30
Quad City @ San Antonio, 8:00
Rochester @ Chicago, 8:00
On Tuesday, Joffrey Lupul and 2005 Calder Cup champion R.J. Umberger each netted a hat trick in Philadelphia’s 8-2 win over Pittsburgh… On Monday, 2006 AHL All-Star Valtteri Filppula notched the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in Detroit’s 2-1 win at Nashville… Quintin Laing’s first NHL goal was the difference in Washington’s 3-2 win over New Jersey.
BY THE NUMBERS:
5 — Consecutive weeks in which Albany has posted at least one shutout… The River Rats lead the league with a franchise-record seven on the season, including five by Michael Leighton, also a new franchise record.
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