AHL Quick Hits: IceHogs, Rivermen meet in Rockford

On Thursday, Josh Green and Bobby Ryan each posted three points as Iowa dropped San Antonio, 6-1… In Wednesday’s action, Kurtis McLean had three points (1-2-3) to lead Bridgeport over Binghamton, 6-2, in St. John’s, N.L… Goaltender Drew MacIntyre made 36 saves to help Milwaukee edge Rockford in a shootout, 2-1.

Wed 11/12
BRIDGEPORT 6, Binghamton 2
Syracuse 5, ALBANY 3
Peoria 4, QUAD CITY 1
Milwaukee 2, ROCKFORD 1 (SO)

Thu 11/13
IOWA 6, San Antonio 1

ahllive_300.jpgLOOKING AHEAD:
Hartford begins a stretch in which it plays nine of its next 12 games on the road tonight with its first-ever visit to Grand Rapids… This marks the Griffins’ first game against an Atlantic Division opponent since joining the AHL in 2001… Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau is riding a four-game scoring streak (2-3-5) for Hartford, and his 10 points overall (5-5-10) are tied for the team lead with second-year pro Artem Anisimov (2-8-10)… Greg Moore has a goal in two of his last three games (2-1-3) after going his first nine outings without scoring… Ville Leino is pacing the Griffins with 13 points (4-9-13) in nine games… Justin Abdelkader shows a team-high seven goals (7-2-9) but is without a point in four November games since being named the Reebok Edge/AHL Rookie of the Month for October… Grand Rapids is averaging 3.82 goals per game, good for a share of second-most in the AHL.

Peoria brings its three-game winning streak into the Quad Cities for a Friday match-up with the Flames… The Rivermen are 6-1-0-0 in their last seven games overall and 25-5-0-3 all-time against Calgary’s AHL affiliates… Steve Regier is pacing Peoria with nine goals and 15 points and has five goals in three games against the Flames this season, all victories… Third-year pro Julian Talbot has three points (1-2-3) in his last two games, as does Chris Conner (2-1-3)… Rookie goaltender Ben Bishop is 2-0-0 with a 1.46 GAA in two outings against Quad City… Jamie Lundmark leads the Flames’ offense with 11 points (2-9-11), and Warren Peters shows a team-high six goals (6-1-7) on the campaign… Kyle Greentree has four goals and six points over his last four games.

Two of the AHL’s top teams square off on Saturday when Chicago visits the War Memorial at Oncenter to take on Syracuse… The teams each enter the weekend with 20 points on the campaign… Syracuse has won 16 straight regular-season home games, including all five it has played this year… Heading into the weekend, rookie Nikita Filatov boasts a four-game scoring streak (2-6-8) for the Crunch while Mike York (1-3-4), Craig MacDonald (2-2-4) and Jonathan Sigalet (2-1-3) all have a point in their last three outings… The Wolves enter Friday’s visit to Rochester as winners of four straight and 9-1-0-1 in their last 11 contests… Former Crunch forward Joe Motzko leads Chicago with six goals and 10 points, and rookie Riley Holzapfel has a point in three of his last four outings (1-3-4)… Chicago is allowing a league-low average of 1.54 goals per game.

(all times Eastern)
Fri 11/14
Hartford @ Grand Rapids, 7:00
Albany vs. Portland, 7:00 (at Lewiston, Maine)
W-B/Scranton @ Binghamton, 7:05
Hershey @ Philadelphia, 7:05
Worcester @ Providence, 7:05
Houston @ Lake Erie, 7:30
Norfolk @ Manchester, 7:30
Syracuse @ Springfield, 7:30
Chicago @ Rochester, 7:35
Peoria @ Quad City, 8:05
Toronto @ Manitoba, 8:30

Sat 11/15
Rockford @ Milwaukee, 2:00
Rochester @ Hamilton, 7:00
Philadelphia @ Hershey, 7:00
Albany @ Lowell, 7:00
Norfolk @ Manchester, 7:00
Providence @ Portland, 7:00
Binghamton @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Springfield @ Worcester, 7:05
Chicago @ Syracuse, 7:30
San Antonio @ Peoria, 8:00
Grand Rapids @ Quad City, 8:05
Toronto @ Manitoba, 8:30

Sun 11/16
Hartford @ Lake Erie, 3:00
Rochester @ Hamilton, 4:00
Worcester @ Springfield, 4:00
Norfolk @ Providence, 4:05
Binghamton @ Hershey, 5:00
Syracuse @ W-B/Scranton, 5:05
Bridgeport @ Houston, 5:05
Grand Rapids @ Milwaukee, 6:00
Peoria @ Rockford, 6:05

Mon 11/17
No games scheduled

On Thursday, Kyle Okposo tallied a goal as part of the New York Islanders’ 3-1 victory at Ottawa… Joe Pavelski scored twice and added an assist as San Jose rolled past Calgary, 6-1… Alex Goligoski scored the decisive goal in Pittsburgh’s 5-4 shootout victory over Philadelphia… In Wednesday’s action, Lauri Korpikoski – who has six points in four AHL games for Hartford this season – tallied his first career NHL regular-season goal in the New York Rangers’ 5-2 win at New Jersey.

98 — Combined shots on goal by Worcester over its last two games, a 5-4 loss at Binghamton on Nov. 8 and a 2-0 loss to Springfield on Tuesday… The Sharks are averaging a league-high 38.00 shots thus far.

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