AHL Quick Hits: Griffins host Amerks on B2 tonight

On Sunday, Stefan Ruzicka scored a third-period goal to lead Philadelphia past Norfolk, 3-2, improving the Phantoms to 8-1-0-0 on the season… Rookie Sergei Kostitsyn tallied a goal and three assists to lead Hamilton past Rockford, 5-1… Peoria got goals from seven different skaters in a 7-1 win at Grand Rapids… Brian Lee, Josh Hennessy and Danny Bois each had a goal and an assist to lead Binghamton past Rochester, 5-4.

Sun 10/28
Peoria 7, GRAND RAPIDS 1
HAMILTON 5, Rockford 1
TORONTO 5, Syracuse 2
HOUSTON 3, San Antonio 1
Albany 2, HERSHEY 0
Binghamton 5, ROCHESTER 4

Mon 10/29
No games scheduled

Milwaukee heads to the Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday to take on Iowa in a West Division clash… The Admirals come in winners of five straight contests, outscoring their opponents 22-6 during that stretch… Milwaukee leading scorer Rich Peverley (2-9-11) was recalled by the parent Nashville Predators on Saturday… Cal O’Reilly scored three shorthanded goals over a two-game span for Milwaukee last week… The Ads are coming off back-to-back shutout wins, one each by Maxime Daigneault and Pekka Rinne… Iowa has lost four of its last five games overall and four straight on home ice… Leading scorer Toby Petersen has a four-game scoring streak (2-3-5), and Junior Lessard has a goal in three straight (3-2-5)… Chris Conner comes in with a point in six of his last seven contests (2-5-7).

A pair of hot teams square off in an inter-conference showdown on Wednesday when Toronto makes its first-ever visit to the Times Union Center to take on Albany… The 6-0-0-1 Marlies, one of two AHL teams without a regulation loss, are opening a seven-game road swing… Top scorers David Ling (3-9-12) and Derrick Walser (4-6-10) each has a point in all seven games thus far… John Mitchell has three goals in his last four games for the Marlies… Scott Clemmensen, who played 145 games for the River Rats from 2001-06, has won his first four decisions in the Toronto net… Michael Leighton is fresh off consecutive shutouts in road victories at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey last weekend… Rookie winger Jerome Samson leads the River Rats with seven points (3-4-7) in eight games but has been kept off the scoresheet in his last two contests… Jamie Johnson has also notched three goals (3-1-4) on the campaign.

Rochester visits Grand Rapids to kick off their eight-game season series on Thursday night… The Griffins are 9-1-1 against the Americans in Rochester’s last 11 visits to Van Andel Arena… The Amerks are looking to end a two-game skid and improve on their 1-5-0-0 road record, while the Griffins are seeking their first home win of the season (0-3-0-0)… Rochester captain Clarke MacArthur began the week with an AHL-high 14 points (5-9-14), including four goals and four assists in his last four games… Rob Globke has a three-game scoring streak (1-2-3) after being held without a point in his first four outings… Griffins forward Brett Engelhardt had a six-game scoring streak (2-4-6) snapped in Sunday’s loss to Peoria… Mark Hartigan has 27 points (8-19-27) in 27 career regular-season games vs. Rochester.

(all times Eastern)
Tue 10/30
Syracuse @ Houston, 8:05
Milwaukee @ Iowa, 8:07

Wed 10/31
Toronto @ Albany, 7:00
Syracuse @ San Antonio, 8:00
Manitoba @ Quad City, 8:05

Thu 11/1
Rochester @ Grand Rapids, 7:00

Just five days after Toronto rookie Jiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals in his NHL debut, San Jose’s Devin Setoguchi duplicated the feat on Monday with two third-period markers, helping the Sharks to a 4-2 win over Dallas… Setoguchi was recalled from Worcester on Sunday… Also Monday, 2006 Calder Cup champion Jeff Schultz scored his first NHL goal in Washington’s 7-1 win in Toronto.

0 — Games lost in regulation by San Antonio this season when scoring the first goal, going 4-0-0-1 in such games… Conversely, the Rampage are 0-3-0-1 when they allow the first tally.

Syracuse Crunch rookie forward Derick Brassard will enter the AHL Chat Room on Thursday, Nov. 1. Submit your questions now for Derick!

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