Four score for Delmore

AHL All-Star defenseman Andy Delmore tied a team record with four goals and he, Mark Hartigan and Peter Sarno each recorded five points as Syracuse rolled to a 9-4 win over Binghamton at the Memorial Auditorium in Utica, N.Y., on Wednesday night.

Delmore scored once in the first period before striking three times in a span of 98 seconds to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead.

Hartigan had a goal and four assists and Sarno registered five assists on the night. Rookie Geoff Platt added a goal and an assist for the Crunch, who finished the evening with five power-play goals.

Brandon Bochenski had two goals and an assist for the Senators, who actually led at the first intermission.

Delmore, the top-scoring defenseman in the league, is the eighth AHL player to score at least four goals in a game this season.

It was the first regular-season AHL game in Utica since Dec. 28, 1996, when Syracuse defeated the Binghamton Rangers, 6-3. From 1987-93, the Memorial Auditorium was home to the AHL’s Utica Devils and players such as Martin Brodeur, Bill Guerin, Jim Dowd and Eric Weinrich.

Elsewhere on Wednesday:

  • Maxime Talbot and Guillaume Lefebvre recorded a goal and two assists each as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton rolled to a 5-1 win over Albany
  • Dieter Kochan made 33 saves before denying six of seven shootout attempts in Portland’s 3-2 win over Lowell
  • Mike Iggulden‘s hat trick was not enough for Cleveland as Patrick O’Sullivan scored twice and Kirby Law and Roman Voloshenko added three points each to lead Houston over the Barons, 6-4
  • Wyatt Smith scored two goals for Bridgeport and Joel Bouchard recorded a goal and two assists in a 7-4 win over visiting Hershey
  • Matt Keith notched a goal and two assists and Norfolk scored three times in the final four minutes of the second period en route to a 5-2 victory over Manchester
  • J.F. Jacques tallied his second hat trick of the season and assisted one of Brad Winchester‘s two goals as Hamilton earned a 5-3 win over Toronto
  • Greg Classen recorded two goals and an assist as Milwaukee defeated San Antonio, 5-2