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Four for Raffi in Road Runners’ win

Raffi Torres scored three of his four goals during the third period as Edmonton claimed a 7-3 decision from Milwaukee in a battle of Western Conference powers on Wednesday night.

The Admirals led by a goal before the Road Runners scored five times in the final 11:57 of the contest.

Torres broke a 1-1 tie in the final minute of the first period, and evened the score at 3-3 at 8:03 of the third. He completed his hat trick 23 seconds after Jamie Wright put Edmonton ahead for good, and capped his four-goal performance with 1:41 to go.

Wright scored twice in the third period and finished with three points on the night, as Edmonton handed Milwaukee just its second regulation loss of the season (11-2-1-1).

Torres, a two-time Calder Cup finalist with Bridgeport (2002) and Hamilton (2003), has nine goals and four assists in nine games with the Road Runners.

The teams meet again Friday night at Rexall Place.

Elsewhere on Wednesday:
Philadelphia won its 15th in a row, knocking off Providence, 4-1… Mike Cammalleri extended his scoring streak to 12 games with two goals as Manchester won for the 15th time in 16 games, 4-1 over Norfolk… Scott Clemmensen made 45 saves for Albany in a 3-2 shootout loss to Syracuse… Yann Danis made 28 saves as Hamilton beat Rochester, 3-1… Colby Armstrong scored twice to lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton past Hartford, 3-1… Konstantin Zakharov, Alexei Shkotov and Brendan Brooks each scored twice and Mike Mottau, Trevor Byrne and Johnny Pohl each recorded three points as Worcester slammed Portland, 9-3… Chris Bala and Martin Hlinka scored in the third period as Hershey beat Springfield, 2-1… Kari Lehtonen made 39 saves for his second consecutive shutout as Chicago blanked Houston, 3-0… Patrick DesRochers (22 saves) outdueled David LeNeveu (32 saves) in San Antonio’s 1-0 win over Utah… Niklas Kronwall scored twice for Grand Rapids in a 4-3 shootout win over Cincinnati at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim.