Corey Locke played the hero for the Bulldogs, scoring in the ninth round of the shootout to give Hamilton a 2-1 win over the visiting Penguins at Copps Coliseum on Friday night.
In a closely played game, each team tallied a goal in the third period with Daniel Carcillo, who has scored a goal in four straight contests, getting the Penguins on the board first with a power-play goal 1:08 into the third frame.
Yann Danis stopped 33 of 34 shots for Hamilton, plus seven of nine in the shootout, earning his third straight victory. Matt D’Agostini tied it up at 1-1 for Hamilton scoring with under five minutes to play in regulation.
Jeff Deslauriers (10-2-1) stopped 36 of 37 shots but saw his personal winning streak snapped at six games.
ALBANY 4, SPRINGFIELD 0
Four different players registered a goal for the River Rats who shut out the Falcons 4-0 at Pepsi Arena.
TORONTO 3, GRAND RAPIDS 2
Erik Westrum scored with 1:31 left in regulation to give the Marlies a 3-2 win over the Griffins at Van Andel Arena.
Boyd Devereaux added a goal and an assist while posting a plus-3 rating on the night and teammate John Mitchell provided the other goal for Toronto with goaltender Justin Pogge stopping 29 of 31 shots.
Matt Ellis scored both Griffins goals, bringing Grand Rapids back to even things up with just 2:12 left in the third period.
HARTFORD 3, WORCESTER 1
Ryan Callahan extended his scoring streak to six games (7g, 3a) with a shorthanded tally for the Wolf Pack, who defeated the Sharks 3-1 at Worcester and extended their winning streak to five games.
Craig Valette provided the only tally for Worcester, who dropped its fifth straight game at home.
NORFOLK 5, BINGHAMTON 2
Four players registered goals and multiple points as the Admirals kicked off their six-game road trip with a 5-2 win at Binghamton.
CHICAGO 5, PHILADELPHIA 3
Alex Bourret had three points (1g, 2a) and Kyle Wanvig, Brett Sterling and Darren Haydar recorded a goal and an assist each as the Wolves defeated the Philadelphia Phantoms by a score of 5-3 at the Wachovia Center.
Haydar continued his scoring streak to a season-high 25 games and now has three goals and seven points in his last three tilts. Netminder Fred Brathwaite stopped 33 shots for his seventh consecutive win.
Jason Krog also registered two assists on the night to extend his scoring streak to 24 games and climb over the 50-point mark on the season with 19 goals and 32 assists.
Matt Ellison, who has five points (3g, 2a) in his last two outings, recorded a goal and two assists for the Phantoms.
PROVIDENCE 6, PORTLAND 3
Four second-period goals proved to be the difference as the P-Bruins went 4-for-9 on the power play to defeat the Pirates by a score of 6-3 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
MANITOBA 4, PEORIA 1
Milan Gajic tallied his first two career AHL goals and added an assist in just his second game with the Moose to give them a 4-1 win at home over Peoria, ending the Rivermen’s five-game winning streak.
Mike Glumac provided the only Rivermen goal in the contest to extend his scoring streak to five games.
MANCHESTER 2, LOWELL 0
Jason LaBarbera earned his third shutout of the year stopping all 34 shots from Lowell, giving the Monarchs a 2-0 win at home and moving them to within two point of the Atlantic Division lead.
Jordan Parise made 22 saves in a losing effort for the Devils.
SYRACUSE 5, ROCHESTER 3
Scoring the first four goals of the game, the Crunch were able to hang on to hand the Rochester Americans their first regulation loss at home in 2006-07 by a score of 5-3.
Five different Syracuse players tallied on the night as center Andrew Murray also registered an assist and posted a plus-2 rating.