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AHL Quick Hits: Moose head back to Hartford

LOOKING BACK:
In Wednesday’s AHL action, Michael Grabner netted two goals as Manitoba doubled up Hartford, 4-2… Teddy Purcell scored twice and added an assist to lead Manchester over Springfield, 5-2… Janis Sprukts tallied a pair of goals to help Rochester edge Chicago, 4-3… Rookie Nick Dodge posted his second straight two-goal effort to lead Albany to its fourth straight win, 4-2 at Binghamton… Goaltender Antti Niemi pitched a 21-save shutout as Rockford ended its seven-game road swing with a 1-0 win at Peoria.

Wed 2/11
TORONTO 6, Syracuse 3
BRIDGEPORT 4, San Antonio 3 (OT)
Manitoba 4, HARTFORD 2
Hamilton 4, HERSHEY 2
MANCHESTER 5, Springfield 2
Albany 4, BINGHAMTON 2
W-B/SCRANTON 3, Lake Erie 1
Rochester 4, CHICAGO 3
Rockford 1, PEORIA 0

Thu 2/12
No games scheduled


LOOKING AHEAD: ahllive_300.jpg
Houston and Iowa are set to clash for a two-game set at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines beginning on Friday… The Chops enter with a two-point lead on Houston for third place in the West Division… Eric Boguniecki scored Iowa’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Rochester on Tuesday, which snapped the Chops’ three-game winning streak… Petteri Wirtanen has a four-game scoring streak (4-2-6) for the Chops, and T.J. Trevelyan shows 11 points (6-5-11) in his last 11 contests… Houston has been idle since a 6-3 victory at Chicago on Sunday and is trying to capture consecutive road wins for the first time since Dec. 28-31… Jesse Schultz has registered three goals in his last three games… Krys Kolanos shows four goals and eight points in five games for the Aeros since being reassigned by parent-club Minnesota.

Ranking fifth in the East Division with 58 points, Philadelphia visits third-place Bridgeport (63 points) on Friday and fourth-place Binghamton (62 points) on Saturday… The Phantoms have won their last two games by 2-1 scores but are 0-2-0-0 in Bridgeport this season… Goaltender Scott Munroe ranks second in the AHL with 22 wins (22-12-1) and has stopped 68 of 70 shots (.971) over Philadelphia’s two-game winning streak… Rookie Patrick Maroon shows seven points (1-6-7) in his last six contests… Bridgeport, coming off a 4-3 overtime win over San Antonio on Wednesday, hasn’t won back-to-back games since Dec. 21-26… Mike Iggulden scored the game-winner on Wednesday and leads the Sound Tigers in goals (20) and points (49)… Ben Walter has a point in four of his last five tilts (1-3-4)… Bridgeport is tied for the AHL’s second-best home power play (21.4 percent).

Winners of three straight games, Hamilton continues its East Division tour with visits to Norfolk on Friday, Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, and Philadelphia on Monday… Rookie Brock Trotter has a point in all three games of the Bulldogs’ winning streak (1-3-4), and goaltender Marc Denis shows a 1.32 goals-against average in capturing all three victories… Hamilton’s Mike Glumac and Norfolk’s Brandon Segal each scored twice when the teams met in Ontario on Oct. 18, a 6-3 Bulldogs win… Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which is idle on Friday, has won a season-high six games to pull within five points of first-place Hershey in the East… Jeff Taffe is on a four-game scoring streak (1-5-6) for the Penguins, and Mark Letestu shows four points (1-3-4) in his last two games… Pens goaltender John Curry is 16-3-0 (2.02, .929) since Dec. 13.

(all times Eastern)
Fri 2/13
Springfield @ Albany, 7:00
Philadelphia @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Lake Erie @ Hartford, 7:00
Worcester @ Portland, 7:00
Hershey @ Binghamton, 7:05
San Antonio @ Providence, 7:05
Hamilton @ Norfolk, 7:15
Manitoba @ Manchester, 7:30
Grand Rapids @ Syracuse, 7:30
Chicago @ Milwaukee, 8:00
Houston @ Iowa, 8:05
Rochester @ Quad City, 8:05
Peoria @ Rockford, 8:30

Sat 2/14
Grand Rapids @ Toronto, 4:00
Lowell @ Albany, 7:00
Manitoba @ Hartford, 7:00
Norfolk @ Hershey, 7:00
Lake Erie @ Manchester, 7:00
Providence @ Portland, 7:00
Philadelphia @ Binghamton, 7:05
Hamilton @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Springfield @ Syracuse, 7:30
Chicago @ Peoria, 8:00
Houston @ Iowa, 8:05
San Antonio @ Quad City, 8:05
Rochester @ Rockford, 8:05

Sun 2/15
Norfolk @ Bridgeport, 4:00
Portland @ Lowell, 4:00
Rochester @ Peoria, 4:00
Springfield @ Toronto, 4:00
Manitoba @ Providence, 4:05
Quad City @ Milwaukee, 5:00
Worcester @ W-B/Scranton, 5:05
Chicago @ Houston, 6:05

Mon 2/16
San Antonio @ Rockford, 3:05
Manchester @ Albany, 5:00
Hamilton @ Philadelphia, 5:05
Hershey @ Syracuse, 7:00
Lake Erie @ Iowa, 8:05

Tue 2/17
Norfolk @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Portland @ Springfield, 7:00


ALUMNI WATCH:
On Thursday, Ville Leino netted a goal to help Detroit past Minnesota, 4-2… Goaltender Brian Elliott made 34 saves in net as Ottawa dropped Philadelphia, 5-2… In Wednesday’s action, 2006-07 AHL All-Rookie forward Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist in regulation and the winning shootout goal as the N.Y. Rangers edged Washington, 5-4… 2009 AHL All-Star Ryan Vesce made his NHL debut in San Jose’s 2-1 shootout loss at Pittsburgh.


AHL CHATS:
Milwaukee Admirals forward and 2009 AHL All-Star Mike Santorelli will enter the AHL Chat Room to answer fans’ questions on Monday, Feb. 16… Visit theahl.com for more information and to submit your question(s).


AHL LIVE:
AHL Live brings AHL action to your computer all season long with live video webcasts and highlights of every AHL game, as well as behind-the-scenes features and interviews in the Video On Demand section… Visit theahl.com or ahllive.com for details.