Eastern Conference notebook

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Albany’s seven-goal output in a 7-0 win over Norfolk on Wednesday was its largest total in a game this season… The River Rats had previously scored five goals in a game on three occasions… Albany has a league-leading six shutouts on the campaign… Michael Leighton is the individual leader with four, and Kevin Nastiuk has posted two… Keith Aucoin’s penalty shot goal on Nov. 24 vs. Bridgeport was the first successful River Rats penalty shot at home since Scott Cameron converted one on Dec. 6, 2002, against Manchester’s Cristobal Huet.
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Goaltender Jeff Glass (7-4-1) currently leads the AHL in both goals against average (1.95) and save percentage (.936)… Defenseman Lawrence Nycholat saw a six-game scoring streak (1-6-7) come to an end on Wednesday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Hershey, with whom he won a Calder Cup in 2006… Fellow defenseman Matt Carkner played in his 400th career AHL game on Nov. 23 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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Rookie defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored his first two professional goals, added an assist, and was plus-5 in three games for Bridgeport last weekend… Three of the Sound Tigers’ seven wins this season have come against Hershey… Ben Walter is currently riding a five-game scoring streak (1-5-6)… Leading scorer Jeff Tambellini (6-13-19) has been held off the scoresheet in consecutive games for the first time this season.
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Right wing Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau has a seven-game scoring streak (4-6-10), the longest on the Wolf Pack this season… Parenteau now leads the club overall with 19 points (9-10-19) in 18 games… Rookie Artem Anisimov has a point in eight of his last 10 games (2-7-9) since being held off the scoresheet in six straight outings… Nigel Dawes had Hartford’s first four-point game of the season in a 5-3 win at Bridgeport on Nov. 23, posting two goals and two assists… The Wolf Pack are 6-1-0-0 in their last seven games and 8-2-0-0 in their last 10.
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Interim head coach Bob Woods became the eighth head coach in Bears history to also have played for the team… Woods skated for Hershey during parts of 1993-94 and 1996-97… He is also the first Bears bench boss since Bill Barber in 1995 to assume the head coaching duties in mid-season… After a 2-4-0-0 month of October, Hershey went 9-4-0-0 in November, including 7-1-0-0 over its last eight games… Rookie Jay Beagle has scored a goal in two straight games (2-0-2).
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Noah Clarke added three more power play points to his total last weekend (1-2-3)… He has now tallied 11 power play points on the season (6-5-11), good for 84.6% of his 13 total points (8-5-13)… With 35 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss at Hartford on Nov. 24, goaltender Frank Doyle recorded his seventh 30-plus save game of the year and the 11th overall for the Devils… Lowell is undefeated in regulation this season when scoring three or more goals (6-0-1-0).
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Defenseman Peter Harrold has notched five goals in his last three games (5-1-6) after scoring just one in his first 15 games this season (1-14-15)… Harrold leads all AHL defensemen with 21 points (6-15-21) and is tied for second in the league with 12 assists on the power play… Fellow blueliner Brian Boyle has notched four power play goals, tied for first among AHL defensemen and tied for fourth among rookies… Jeff Giuliano scored the Monarchs’ first shorthanded goal of the season in a 5-4 overtime loss to Portland on Nov. 24.
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After allowing a total of eight goals during their four-game winning streak, the Admirals allowed seven in a 7-0 loss at Albany on Wednesday… Norfolk scored an AHL season-high five goals in the first period of its 7-3 win over Philadelphia on Nov. 21… The five goals in a period also tied an Admirals franchise record, previously accomplished four times… Norfolk goaltender Jonathan Boutin is 5-0-0 at home this season.
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The Phantoms welcomed 11,556 fans to their game against Hershey on Nov. 23 at the Wachovia Center, home to the parent Flyers… It marked the Phantoms’ largest home crowd since Oct. 8, 2005, when 11,584 turned out for the 2005-06 season opener… Center Jared Ross tallied a pair of two-point games last week, posting a goal and an assist in each… The Phantoms’ 6-0 shutout of Hershey on Nov. 24 was the second-most lopsided shutout in team history, bettered only by an 8-0 blanking of Syracuse on Mar. 24, 1999… Brian Boucher was the Phantoms’ goaltender in both games.
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Geoff Platt has registered a point in all seven of his games in a Portland uniform thus far (5-8-13)… Platt ranks second on the team with 20 points on the season (9-11-20), which includes seven as a member of Syracuse (4-3-7)… Defenseman Brian Salcido posted eight points (3-5-8) in four games last week, including a goal in three of the four games… He had a four-point game (1-3-4) in the Pirates’ 5-4 overtime win over Manchester on Nov. 24.
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Wacey Rabbit had the Bruins’ only goal in their 2-1 overtime loss to Springfield on Wednesday, and he now has a four-game scoring streak (1-3-4)… Brett Skinner’s five-game scoring streak (2-3-5) and David Krejci’s four-gamer (1-4-5) both came to an end in Wednesday’s defeat… Providence is now winless in consecutive games (0-1-1-0) for the first time this season… The club continues a 10-game homestand with non-divisional games this weekend against Rockford, Rochester, and Albany… It marks the second time this season that they will play three home games in three days.
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Center Patrick Thoresen is in a three-way tie for the league lead in goals with 12 on the campaign (12-8-20)… Thoresen currently has a seven-game point-scoring streak (7-2-9), which ties him for the longest active streak in the league… Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers picked up his 10th win of the season (10-3-3) on Wednesday in Providence… The 10 wins are tied with Chicago’s Fred Brathwaite for the league lead.
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Defenseman Ryan Lannon snapped a 128-game goal drought when he netted the sixth goal in the Penguins’ 6-0 win over Worcester on Nov. 21… His last goal came on Dec. 28, 2005… Lannon has three goals for his AHL career, and two of them have come shorthanded… Connor James has a point in five straight games (3-4-7) and has yet to go more than two straight games without a point this season… Tim Brent’s four assists on Nov. 24 at Binghamton equaled a Penguins franchise record, most recently accomplished by Kurtis McLean on Jan. 18, 2006.
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Leading scorer Mike Iggulden (10-11-21) has registered a goal in 10 of Worcester’s 17 games this season… He has yet to have more than one goal in any one game… Riley Armstrong has a point in four of his last five outings (0-5-5), as does Ashton Rome (2-2-4)… Tom Cavanagh has been held off the scoresheet in seven straight games since netting a pair of goals in a 5-4 overtime win at San Antonio on Nov. 9… All five of Cavanagh’s goals this season have come on the power play, making him the team leader in that category.