Yann Danis recorded his third straight win by stopping 29 of 31 shots as the Bulldogs downed division rival Rochester by a 3-2 score on Tuesday night, moving to within one point of the North Division lead behind the Amerks.
Duncan Milroy, Ajay Baines and Corey Locke tallied for Hamilton, which has secured points in its last seven contests, going 6-0-1-0, and has not lost back-to-back games since Oct. 27-28. The Bulldogs are 18-4-1-1 since losing six of their first eight games of the year.
PEORIA 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3
Trent Whitfield had a goal and two assists as Peoria defeated Grand Rapids by a score of 4-3 in an all-power-play affair at Van Andel Arena.
The Rivermen scored all four goals on the power play, going 4-for-9 on the night, while the Griffins tallied each of their goals on the man advantage as well, going 3-for-9.
Kip Miller, who was recently named a playing captain in the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic, tallied a pair of goals while defenseman Jonathan Ericsson recorded three assists for Grand Rapids, which has lost five of its last six.
CHICAGO 5, MILWAUKEE 4 (OT)
Kevin Doell, who has four goals in his last six games, played the hero for Chicago by scoring the game-winning goal with 1:14 left in overtime to give the Wolves their fourth straight win, a 5-4 victory at Milwaukee.
Rookie Brett Sterling extended his goal-scoring streak to seven games by recording his league-leading 32nd goal, and Darren Haydar continued his record-breaking streak by recording three helpers on the night, giving him points in 33 consecutive games.
Cory Larose also remained hot, recording three assists on the night for Chicago, which scored four of its five goals on the power play.
HARTFORD 2, WORCESTER 0
Al Montoya posted his first shutout of the year, stopping all 20 shots faced from Worcester, as the Wolf Pack downed the Sharks by a score of 2-0 at the DCU Center.
Nolan Schaefer made 28 saves in a losing effort.
BINGHAMTON 4, SYRACUSE 2
Four consecutive goals in the second period for Binghamton proved to be the difference as the B-Sens defeated Syracuse at home by a score of 4-2.
HOUSTON 3, SAN ANTONIO 2 (SO)
Josh Harding had 22 saves and stopped four of five players in the shootout to give Houston a 3-2 win at home over in-state rival San Antonio.
Jeff Taffe helped secure a point for the Rampage by scoring the game-tying goal with two seconds left to play in regulation.
Matt Foy and defenseman Ryan Stokes got the Aeros out to an early 2-0 lead. San Antonio’s Pascal Rheaume, who had two points on the night, tallied the first goal for the Rampage to close within one at 7:39 of the second period.
Josh Tordjman made 31 saves in the loss for the Rampage, whose last four games have all been decided by one goal.
IOWA 5, OMAHA 2
Scoring five unanswered goals, including four in the third period, the Iowa Stars downed the Knights by a score of 5-2 at Wells Fargo Arena.
PHILADELPHIA 3, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Niko Dimitrakos broke a 1-1 tie at 12:10 in the third period while also adding an assist and an empty-net goal as the Phantoms ended the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ four-game winning streak and handed them their first regulation loss in the month of December.
Kyle Brodziak scored the lone goal for the Penguins.
HERSHEY 6, BRIDGEPORT 3
The Bears scored three unanswered goals in the second and third period, including two from Kyle Wilson, in a 6-3 win on the road against Bridgeport.
Hershey has won three of its last four games and has scored an average of five goals per game in that span, moving atop the East Division lead with a 21-4-3-4 record and 49 points.
Defenseman Drew Fata had a goal and an assist in the loss for the Sound Tigers.