Eastern Conference notebook

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The River Rats put together their first winning streak of the season last week, capturing three straight victories before dropping consecutive games to close the weekend… Albany’s 8-1 win over Norfolk on Friday tied a franchise record for largest margin of victory; it marked the fourth time in team history that the Rats posted a seven-goal victory and the first time since a 7-0 win over the Admirals on Nov. 28, 2007… Captain Pat Dwyer racked up a season-high four points (1-3-4) on Friday against the Admirals… Michael Ryan and Jakub Petruzalek each had his five-game scoring streak snapped in Saturday’s 7-3 loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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Binghamton went 0-1-0-1 in a pair of divisional games last weekend, falling in a shootout to Bridgeport on Friday before dropping a 5-2 decision in Philadelphia on Saturday… Ilya Zubov has registered multiple points in eight of his 20 games for the Senators this season and leads the team with 10 goals and 25 points overall… Zubov also shows a team-high three game-winning goals… Josh Hennessy is riding a four-game scoring streak (2-4-6), while rookie Zack Smith is on a three-game run (0-5-5)… Rookie defenseman Mattias Karlsson has netted a goal in two of his last three contests (2-2-4).
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Three of Bridgeport’s last four games have stretched beyond regulation; in those three tilts, the Sound Tigers show a pair of wins and an overtime loss… Bridgeport has coughed up lead of at least two goals in all five meetings with Binghamton this season but is still 4-0-0-1 in the season series… Second-year forward Trevor Smith has netted a goal in four straight games (4-1-5) and five of his last six (5-1-6)… Mike Iggulden leads the Sound Tigers with 14 goals and 28 points and has found the scoresheet in four straight games (3-4-7)… Bridgeport heads south this weekend for a pair of games in Norfolk.
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Currently with a record of 11-11-1-2, Hartford has not been more than one game over or two games under the .500 mark to this point in the season… Sunday’s 4-2 loss at Hershey was the Wolf Pack’s first loss in Chocolatetown since Nov. 21, 1998; the Pack had won its last eight trips to Hershey, and had never lost in five visits to Giant Center… Last Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime victory at Bridgeport capped a run of three straight games in which the Wolf Pack trailed after two periods but came back to earn at least a standings point (2-0-1); prior to that, the Pack had been 0-7-0-2 when trailing after two.
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Winners of a franchise-record 11 straight regular-season games, Hershey makes its first-ever visit to Texas this week to take on San Antonio and Houston… Goaltender Daren Machesney has allowed just one goal in his last four starts for the Bears, and he will carry a shutout streak of 169:26 into his next start; he last surrendered a goal at 10:34 of the first period against Bridgeport on Nov. 22 at home… Chris Bourque became the first player to record multiple game-winning goals during the Bears’ winning streak on Sunday against Norfolk; prior to that, 10 different players scored the game-winners.
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Chad Wiseman set a franchise record with his recent six-game goal-scoring streak… The previous record was a four-game run by Barry Tallackson from Feb. 15-20, 2007… Rookie goaltender Jeff Frazee has yet to lose any of his nine starts in regulation this season and is 6-1-2 for the season (1.98, .940)… Frazee’s six-game winning streak from Nov. 21 to Dec. 5 broke the previous team record of four games, set by Dave Caruso, Frank Doyle, and Jordan PariseAnssi Salmela has five points (3-2-5) in four games since being reassigned from parent-club New Jersey on Dec. 2.
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Manchester is just 1-3-0-1 in five games since rattling off a six-game winning streak from Nov. 19-28… Monarchs leading scorer Teddy Purcell (9-10-19) was recalled by parent-club Los Angeles on Wednesday… 2007-08 All-Rookie forward Brian Boyle shows two points (1-1-2) in his first three AHL games of the season after being reassigned by the Kings… Captain Marty Murray has four points (2-2-4) over his last two contests after totaling four points in his previous 10 outings… Goaltender Jonathan Quick has gone five straight appearances without losing in regulation (4-0-1)… The Monarchs host Albany on Friday before playing a home-and-home with Providence.
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Norfolk defenseman Jamie Heward was recalled by parent-club Tampa Bay on Thursday, one day after captain Zenon Konopka was summoned by the Lightning… Forwards Radek Smolenak and Paul Szczechura made their NHL debuts last week, and Szczechura scored his first career NHL goal on Monday at Boston… The Admirals enter this weekend just 3-9-0-1 in their last 13 games… Norfolk has played an AHL-high 17 road games to this point in the season, but Wednesday’s 7-3 loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton began a stretch that sees the Admirals play 15 of their next 19 games at the Scope.
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Jeffrey Szwez has tallied the game-winning goal in three of Philadelphia’s last four victories, including each of the last two… The Phantoms are on a three-game winning streak overall, with all three victories coming by three-goal margins… Jared Ross (3-4-7), Patrick Maroon (4-3-7), Boyd Kane (1-3-4), and John Laliberte (1-2-3) are all sporting three-game scoring streaks for the Phantoms… Goaltender Scott Munroe went 3-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .935 save percentage last weekend… Philadelphia travels to Springfield on Friday and hosts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.
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Mark Mancari’s 10-game AHL scoring streak (7-10-17) came to an end on Tuesday, but he scored the decisive shootout goal in Portland’s 4-3 win over Manchester at the University of Maine… Colton Fretter shows five goals over his last three games (5-0-5) and seven in his last five outings (7-1-8)… Tim Kennedy has registered a point in three of his last four games (0-5-5) and leads all AHL rookies with 26 points (5-21-26) in 24 games this season… The Pirates, who are a perfect 6-0-0-0 against the East Division, hit the road this weekend for tilts in Binghamton, Wilkes-Barre, and Albany.
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After Wednesday’s 2-0 setback in Hartford, four of Providence’s nine regulation losses on the season (15-9-1-0) have been via the shutout… Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 31 saves in the losing effort and allowed just one goal for a second consecutive start… Martin St. Pierre leads the Bruins with 27 points (7-20-27) on the season, and his five-game scoring streak (2-5-7) came to an end on Wednesday… Vladimir Sobotka had a point in five straight games (2-5-7) prior to being recalled by Boston on Monday.
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Springfield shows a 2-6-1-0 record since climbing a season-high five games over .500 (9-4-2-1) after a 5-1 win over Providence on Nov. 22… Ryan Potulny (3-3-6) and Bryan Lerg (3-2-5) each saw his four-game scoring streak come to an end in the Falcons’ 4-3 overtime loss at Worcester on Wednesday… Derek Bekar netted the Falcons’ lone goal in the defeat and shows two goals in three games against the Sharks this season… Goaltender Devan Dubnyk leads the AHL in minutes (1393) and saves (654), and he is tied for second in wins (11)… The Falcons host Philadelphia on Friday before traveling south to Hartford on Saturday.
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Rookies Luca Caputi (4-4-8) and Dustin Jeffrey (1-6-7) have each registered a point in six of their last seven games for the Penguins… Second-year pro Mark Letestu tallied a season-high two goals and three points in the Penguins’ 7-3 win at Norfolk on Wednesday… Connor James has lit the lamp in consecutive games (2-0-2) and has a point in three straight (2-2-4)… Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leading scorers Chris Minard (17-13-30) and Jeff Taffe (14-15-29) are both currently on NHL recall with Pittsburgh… Goaltender Adam Berkhoel collected his 10th win of the season on Wednesday (10-5-0).
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Worcester’s 3-2 overtime win over Springfield on Wednesday improved the Sharks to 3-0-0-0 this season in games that extend beyond regulation; all three of those games have been played at the DCU Center… Ryan Vesce has netted the game-winning goal in both of Worcester’s overtime victories on the campaign… Vesce has a point in three straight games (2-1-3) and seven of his last eight (5-5-10)… T.J. Fox snapped a 10-game goal drought with a tally against the Falcons… The Sharks are now 9-3-0-0 in their last 12 games overall… Worcester travels to Hartford and Lowell this weekend before hosting Hartford on Sunday.