AHL Quick Hits: Monsters host Griffins at the “Q”

On Wednesday night, Philippe Dupuis tallied two goals and an assist as Lake Erie dropped Syracuse, 6-0… Greg Moore scored twice to lead Hartford past Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5-1… Defensemen Mike Moore and Cody Wild scored in overtime as Worcester and Springfield defeated Lowell and Portland, respectively… Nick Dodge, Dwight Helminen, and Jakub Petruzalek netted shootout goals as Albany returned to action with a 3-2 win at Bridgeport.

Wed 2/25
Albany 3, BRIDGEPORT 2 (SO)
LAKE ERIE 6, Syracuse 0
SPRINGFIELD 4, Portland 3 (OT)
BINGHAMTON 6, Hershey 5 (SO)
Hartford 5, W-B/SCRANTON 1
WORCESTER 4, Lowell 3 (OT)
PEORIA 2, Rockford 1 (SO)

Thu 2/26
No games scheduled

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Part of a three-way tie for second place in the West Division with 65 points apiece, Rockford and Houston square off for the third time this season – and first in Texas – on Friday at the Toyota Center… The Aeros, who took a pair of wins in Rockford in mid-December, enter on a season-high six-game winning streak overall… Jesse Schultz has a point in all six games (6-2-8) to establish a career-best scoring streak… Benoit Pouliot has a point in five straight games (1-5-6), while defenseman Kurtis Foster has one in his last four tilts (1-5-6)… Marco Rosa shows four points (2-2-4) in two games against Rockford this year… IceHogs captain Tim Brent has racked up 10 points (6-4-10) in his last six outings, and Petri Kontiola shows a team-high 48 points overall (13-35-48)… The IceHogs are 6-2-0-1 in their last eight road matches to bring their overall record away from the MetroCentre to an even 12-12-0-3.

Manitoba returns from a 10-game road swing to host Peoria on Friday and Saturday at the MTS Centre… The Moose went 5-3-0-2 on the road and lead the entire AHL with 83 points overall (34-14-6-5)… Reigning AHL scoring champion Jason Krog has 13 points (4-9-13) in his last nine games and now ranks fourth in the league with 63 points (21-42-63) for the season… Moose goaltender Cory Schneider continues to lead the AHL in goals-against average (1.76) through 28 appearances (21-5-1) and posted a 27-save shutout at Peoria on Nov. 2… Rivermen netminders Manny Leagace and Ben Bishop have combined to surrender just five goals in the team’s last four games (3-1-0-0)… Steve Regier is pacing Peoria with 17 goals and 39 points in 51 games… The Rivermen have scored a league-high 13 shorthanded goals on the campaign; the Moose have allowed a league-low three, including none at home.

Binghamton hosts division-rival Hershey for the third time in 15 days on Friday… The Senators rallied from deficits of 3-0, 4-1, and 5-4 to prevail over the Bears in a 6-5 shootout decision on Wednesday, their third straight win over Hershey… Sens captain Denis Hamel netted a goal in that game and boasts an eight-game scoring streak (6-3-9)… AHL All-Star defenseman Mattias Karlsson has an assist in a franchise-record nine straight games (1-11-12) for Binghamton… The East Division-leading Bears have just two wins in their last eight outings (2-5-0-1)… Keith Aucoin (10 games, 4-13-17) and Alexandre Giroux (eight games, 4-8-12) are both riding lengthy scoring streaks for Hershey… Graham Mink registered a game-high four points (1-3-4) in Wednesday’s loss… Binghamton shows the AHL’s top-ranked power play at 22.9 percent.

(all times Eastern)
Fri 2/27
Manchester @ Hartford, 7:00
Hershey @ Binghamton, 7:05
Bridgeport @ Philadelphia, 7:05
Albany @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Portland @ Worcester, 7:05
Providence @ Norfolk, 7:15
Rochester @ Hamilton, 7:30
Toronto @ Lake Erie, 7:30
Lowell @ Springfield, 7:30
Grand Rapids @ Syracuse, 7:30
Quad City @ Milwaukee, 8:00
Chicago @ Iowa, 8:05
Peoria @ Manitoba, 8:30
Rockford @ Houston, 8:35

Sat 2/28
Manchester @ Lowell, 1:30
W-B/Scranton @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Toronto @ Hamilton, 7:00
Norfolk @ Hershey, 7:00
Hartford @ Portland, 7:00
Rochester @ Binghamton, 7:05
Providence @ Philadelphia, 7:05
Springfield @ Worcester, 7:05
Grand Rapids @ Lake Erie, 7:30
Albany @ Syracuse, 7:30
Rockford @ San Antonio, 8:00
Milwaukee @ Iowa, 8:05
Houston @ Quad City, 8:05
Peoria @ Manitoba, 8:30

Sun 3/1
Quad City @ Chicago, 4:00
Lowell @ Portland, 4:00
Manchester @ Springfield, 4:00
Grand Rapids @ Toronto, 4:00
Norfolk @ Albany, 5:00
Providence @ Hershey, 5:00
Hamilton @ Lake Erie, 5:00
Houston @ Milwaukee, 5:00
Bridgeport @ W-B/Scranton, 5:05
Binghamton @ Rochester, 6:05

Mon 3/2
No games scheduled

Tue 3/3
Norfolk @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Hamilton @ Syracuse, 7:00

Tim Stapleton, who is tied for the AHL lead with seven shootout goals on 10 attempts with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this season, tallied the winning shootout goal in his NHL debut on Thursday as the Maple Leafs edged the N.Y. Islanders, 5-4… 2006 Calder Cup champions Brooks Laich, Mike Green, and Eric Fehr all scored to help Washington past Atlanta, 4-3… Two-time AHL All-Star Pekka Rinne made 25 saves in net as Nashville upended Phoenix, 4-1.

— Consecutive road games for Providence, all against non-divisional opponents, beginning on Friday in Norfolk… The Atlantic Division-leading Bruins enter the stretch having posted a 5-0-0-1 mark in their last six road tilts.

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