LOWELL 7, MANCHESTER 3
Benoit Mondou tallied a hat trick and added an assist as Lowell continued its dominance over Manchester with a 7-3 road win over the Monarchs on Tuesday at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
The seven goals marked a season high for the Devils, who moved to 7-1-0-0 against Manchester this season and 5-1-2-0 in their last eight games overall.
Olivier Magnan totaled four assists for the Devils, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the midway point of the second period. Four of the five goals came on the power play, and Lowell finished 5-for-9 on the man-advantage for the game.
Devils goaltender Dave Caruso earned the victory with 35 saves on 38 shots.
PORTLAND 5, NORFOLK 1
Five different Portland skaters lit the lamp as the host Pirates posted a 5-1 win over Norfolk at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Tyler Bouck notched a goal and a helper for the Pirates, and Jay Leach, Drew Miller, Bobby Ryan, and Darryl Bootland each added a goal in the victory. Leach scored in his first game for the Pirates after being acquired earlier in the day from Norfolk.
2008 AHL All-Star Andrew Ebbett contributed three assists in the winning effort.
Portland goaltender Mike McKenna earned the win with 22 saves, as the Pirates reversed the score from Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Admirals.
Norm Milley netted the Admirals’ lone goal, initially giving Norfolk a 1-0 first-period lead with an unassisted, shorthanded marker. Milley now has four goals and five points in his last three contests.