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Christensen scores twice as Penguins blank Pack

Erik Christensen scored twice and Andrew Penner made 31 saves as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins earned a 4-0 shutout win over the Hartford Wolf Pack on Wednesday night.

Christensen scored twice with the man advantage, his eighth and ninth goals of the season. He ranks third in the league in scoring with 19 points in 12 games.

Penner improved to 6-1-0 with his second shutout of the year. Jonathan Filewich and Rob Schremp had two assists each on the night, and Tom Gilbert scored his first professional goal.

Al Montoya made 32 saves in the loss for the Wolf Pack.


SAN ANTONIO 6, MANCHESTER 3
Daniel Winnik scored twice and San Antonio recorded four special-teams goals as the Rampage doubled up Manchester, 6-3.

Winnik was making his return to New Hampshire, where he starred for the past three seasons at UNH.

Yanick Lehoux, the ex-Monarch who entered the game as the Rampage’s leading scorer, was held to one assist in his return to the Verizon Wireless Arena, but San Antonio was led by Winnik’s first career two-goal game, and Pascal Rheaume and Jeff Taffe with a goal and an assist each.

Bryan Helmer and Travis Roche also scored for the Rampage, who got 35 saves from Philippe Sauve.

Patrick O’Sullivan picked up a goal and an assist for the Monarchs.


MANITOBA 2, GRAND RAPIDS 1
For the second night in a row, Manitoba got a third-period power-play goal to earn a 2-1 win over visiting Grand Rapids.

Jason Jaffray was the hero on Wednesday, finding the net 64 seconds into the final frame for his 10th goal of the season.

Lee Goren also scored and Wade Flaherty made 22 saves for the Moose, who earned a split of their four-games-in-six-nights series with the Griffins.

Matt Hussey’s shorthanded goal was the only offense for Grand Rapids on the night.