HAMILTON 2, TORONTO 1
Rookie forward David Desharnais broke a 1-1 tie with 2:53 left in regulation to give the Hamilton Bulldogs a 2-1 road win over the Toronto Marlies on Sunday at Ricoh Coliseum.
Desharnais now has a point in four of his last five games (2-2-4) for the Bulldogs, who snapped a brief two-game winless skid (0-1-1-0) with the victory.
Mike Glumac netted a first-period goal for the Bulldogs, and goaltender Cedrick Deshardins stopped 35 of 36 shots in the winning effort.
Ben Ondrus netted the Marlies’ lone goal of the afternoon.
MANCHESTER 3, PROVIDENCE 1
Manchester netted a pair of power play goals and added an empty-netter on its way to a 3-1 road win over Providence at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, giving the Monarchs a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home set. The Monarchs took a 5-4 shootout victory at home on Saturday.
Meckler opened the game’s scoring on the power play at 11:38 of the first period.
After a scoreless second, Lewis scored on the man advantage 6:09 into the third to make it a 2-0 game.
Bruins captain Jeremy Reich pulled his team within a goal at 13:03, but Parse sealed Manchester’s win with an empty-net marker at 19:36.
Monarchs goaltender Jonathan Quick sealed the victory with 32 saves on 33 shots.
HARTFORD 2, WORCESTER 1
Hartford scored a pair of goals in the first period and held on for a 2-1 road win over Worcester at the DCU Center.
Hartford goaltender Matt Zaba earned the win with 35 saves. The Wolf Pack improved to 3-0-0-1 in their last four games and moved into a third-place tie with the Sharks in the Atlantic Division. Both teams have 30 points through 28 games.
Cory Larose netted the Sharks’ lone goal at 4:41 of the second period.
ALBANY 3, PORTLAND 1
Albany scored a pair of third-period goals to take a 3-1 win over visiting Portland at the Times Union Center.
The Pirates initially took a 1-0 lead when defenseman Mike Kostka scored on the power play at 5:41 of the opening period.
LAKE ERIE 2, PEORIA 1
Bryan Marshall and Nigel Williams scored goals to help Lake Erie edge Peoria by a 2-1 count at Quicken Loans Arena.
It marked the Monsters’ second win over the Rivermen in the last five days, as they took a 3-2 decision on Wednesday.
Marshall’s goal was the first of his AHL career, while Williams’ was his second.
Lake Erie goaltender Tyler Weiman secured the win with 20 saves on 21 shots.
Defenseman Jim Jackson scored the lone goal for the Rivermen, who finished 2-2-0-0 on their four-game road swing through the North Division.
PHILADELPHIA 2, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Rookie Claude Giroux netted his team-leading 14th goal of the season at 7:10 of the third period to break a 1-1 tie and propel Philadelphia to its fifth straight win, a 2-1 decision over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Wachovia Spectrum.
The victory allowed Philadelphia to pull back into a tie with the Penguins for third place in the East Division at 34 points apiece.
Paul Bissonnette scored for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the losing effort.
ROCHESTER 1, SYRACUSE 0
Goaltender Mike Brodeur made 30 saves for his second shutout in six games as Rochester edged cross-state rival Syracuse by a 1-0 count at the Blue Cross Arena.
Brodeur, who has started six straight games in net since joining the Amerks, improved to 4-2-0 over that span.
The slumping Crunch dropped their sixth straight game.
CHICAGO 4, SAN ANTONIO 1
A four-goal second period propelled Chicago to a 4-1 win over visiting San Antonio at Allstate Arena.
Goaltender Brent Krahn stopped 22 of 23 shots to earn the victory in his Wolves debut.
Derek Nesbitt scored for the Rampage, who suffered their first loss of December after six straight wins to begin the month.