In an emotionally charged night, the Springfield Falcons ended their nine-game losing skid with a 5-2 defeat of their division rival Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday night.
The Falcons honored former captain Rob Murray by raising his number 23 to the rafters, joining AHL Hall of Famer Eddie Shore as the only players to have their numbers retired in Springfield.
Newly acquired forward Kyle Wanvig netted a hat trick for the Falcons, Daniel Corso provided two goals and David Spina had three assists for Springfield, which scored three goals on three shots in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie.
Making just his second AHL start this season, netminder Gerald Coleman stopped 36 of 38 shots in the win for Springfield.
SAN ANTONIO 5, MILWAUKEE 3
Pascal Rheaume had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Rampage defeated the Milwaukee Admirals, 5-3, at the Bradley Center.
Rheaume now has 16 points (6g, 10a) in his last 16 games.
San Antonio avenged a 3-2 shootout loss on Friday to the Admirals as Randall Gelech also recorded three points, tallying a goal and two assists to give the Rampage their third win in the last five outings.
Josh Tordjman stopped 31 of 34 shots in the contest to record his 10th win of the year for San Antonio, which played its ninth game on a 16-game road trip.
TORONTO 3, CHICAGO 2 (SO)
Justin Pogge finally collected his first win of the season on home ice, making 33 saves and stopping three of five shootout attempts to lead the Marlies to a 3-2 win at Ricoh Coliseum.
The rookie Pogge, one of the top prospects in the Maple Leafs system, had been 0-9-0 in games played at Ricoh and the Air Canada Centre.
Erik Westrum tallied a goal and an assist in regulation and also netted a goal in the shootout to give the Marlies their second win in the last three games and get revenge on the Wolves after an 8-1 rout by Chicago on Feb. 5.
Aleksander Suglobov also scored in regulation as well as the shootout for Toronto, which plays six of its next seven games at home.
Jared Ross forced overtime by scoring with 58 seconds left in regulation for the Wolves.
BRIDGEPORT 4, LOWELL 3 (SO)
Brandon Nolan scored the game-winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout as the Sound Tigers edged the visiting Lowell Devils 4-3 at the Arena at Harbor Yard.
Bridgeport earned its fourth straight win and fifth consecutive triumph on home ice and improved to 24-20-1-4 and 53 points on the year, remaining in fourth place in the East Division.
Wade Dubielewicz stopped four of five Lowell players in the shootout made 38 saves on 41 regulation and overtime shots to go to 17-6-4 on the season.
Nicklas Bergfors led the Devils, who have dropped two straight, with a goal and an assist.
HAMILTON 4, PHILADELPHIA 2
The Hamilton Bulldogs extended their point streak to a season-high nine games by defeating the Philadelphia Phantoms 4-2 at Copps Coliseum in front of 6,263 fans.
Hamilton is now 7-0-1-1 in its last nine outings and remains in second place in the North Division with a 30-18-2-2 record.
HERSHEY 4, ALBANY 0
Frederic Cassivi made 27 saves and earned his second shutout of the season as the Hershey Bears blanked the Albany River Rats, 4-0.
The Bears have won its last two games on home ice, outscoring opponents 9-2 in the last two games and face off against the River Rats again in their next outing on Feb. 17.
GRAND RAPIDS 5, IOWA 3
The Griffins scored the final four goals of the game in their 5-3 win over Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena.
Jimmy Howard stopped 32 of 35 shots in the win for Grand Rapids, improving his record to 14-13-1 this season.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 4, BINGHAMTON 2
Four different players tallied goals and nine skaters registered a point for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as they doubled up the visiting Binghamton Senators by a score of 4-2.
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers made 20 saves to earn his first win since Jan. 12 for Wilkes-Barre.
PORTLAND 4, NORFOLK 2
Three unanswered goals in the third period by the Portland Pirates led to a 4-2 loss for the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday night in front of 8,174 fans at Norfolk Scope.
Mike Wall picked up the victory with 29 saves to earn his career-high 10th win.
MANITOBA 5, SYRACUSE 2
The Moose scored five goals in the second period, including two from Jesse Schultz, to defeat the visiting Syracuse Crunch by a score of 5-2 before 14,105 fans at the MTS Centre.
Drew MacIntyre stopped 25 shots on the night to earn his seventh win in his last eight starts for the Moose.
MANCHESTER 3, WORCESTER 0
The Manchester Monarchs earned a season-high 11th consecutive win by beating the Worcester Sharks, 3-0, in front of a capacity crowd of 9,932 fans at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
Barry Brust earned his first shutout of the season stopping all 34 shots from the Sharks for the win. The Monarchs have gone 144 minutes and 12 seconds without allowing a goal.
PEORIA 4, HOUSTON 3
The Peoria Rivermen traded goals all night with the Houston Aeros and then took their first lead of the game on a power play goal with 1:12 remaining to win 4-3 in front of 5,076 at Carver Arena.
ROCHESTER 3, OMAHA 1
The Rochester Americans got a power-play goal from Clarke MacArthur late in the second period and held on for a 3-1 win over the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights at Blue Cross Arena.
Defenseman Brad Ference scored the lone goal for Omaha in the loss.