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Filewich, Ellis provide overtime heroics

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WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3, NORFOLK 2 (OT)
Jonathan Filewich scored a power-play goal 7:03 into overtime to give Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 3-2 win over Norfolk in Game 3 of their East Division semifinal series at Scope on Monday night.

Filewich, who had a pair of goals in Game 2 on Saturday, gave the Penguins a 2-1 series lead with his second straight game-winning tally.
Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Micki DuPont scored in regulation for the Pens, DuPont’s goal tying the score with 14:07 left in regulation.

Carl Corazzini and Cam Barker scored for the Admirals, who have dropped three straight home games, all to Wilkes-Barre.

Nolan Schaefer made 31 saves for his second consecutive victory; Corey Crawford stopped 31 shots in defeat.

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Norfolk.


GRAND RAPIDS 2, MANITOBA 1 (OT)
Matt Ellis followed up his hat trick in Game 2 with a shorthanded overtime goal in Game 3, giving Grand Rapids a 2-1 win over Manitoba and a 2-1 lead in the North Division semifinals.

Ellis’s goal came 21 seconds after teammate Brad Norton was whistled for slashing, and less than two minutes after Griffins forward Eric Himelfarb failed on a penalty shot attempt.

Jimmy Howard made 24 saves for Grand Rapids, lowering his goals-against average to 0.94 and raising his save percentage to .964 in the series.

Matt Hussey also scored for the Griffins, who have beaten the Moose twice in a row after losing their previous seven meetings.

Former Griffin Brendan Brooks had the lone goal for Manitoba.

Game 4 is Wednesday at Van Andel Arena.


HERSHEY 3, ALBANY 1
Alexandre Giroux scored a power-play goal in the first period and added an assist on a power-play tally by Mike Green in the third to lead the Hershey Bears to a 3-1 victory over the Albany River Rats in Game 4 of an East Division semifinal series in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Dave Steckel added an empty-net tally for the Bears, who now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

Keith Aucoin scored in the third period for Albany, which went 0-for-6 on the power play.

Frederic Cassivi stopped 20 shots en route to his third win of the series, while Tyler Weiman finished with 21 saves in the loss.

The Bears will look to wrap up their fifth consecutive series victory in Game 5 on Wednesday.


IOWA 2, OMAHA 1
Dan Ellis stopped 23 of 24 shots to lead Iowa to a 2-1 victory over Omaha at the Wells Fargo Arena.

The win gives the Stars a 2-1 series lead over the division champion Knights, with Game 4 scheduled for Wednesday night.

Junior Lessard and Greg Rallo scored for Iowa, which had lost five of six home games against Omaha during the regular season.

Chris Lee scored and Curtis McElhinney made 18 saves in the loss for the Knights.