HERSHEY 5, BINGHAMTON 2
Hershey scored four goals in the second period and never looked back on its way to a 5-2 win over Binghamton on Wednesday at the Giant Center.
Fourth-year pro Grant Potulny, a member of the Senators for the past three seasons, led the Bears with a pair of goals. He now has a team-high five tallies in four games against his former club this season.
Bears goaltender Frederic Cassivi stopped 25 of 27 shots to pick up the win, improving to 10-9-1 on the campaign.
CHICAGO 7, PEORIA 4
Darren Haydar, the AHL’s MVP with Chicago in 2006-07, notched two goals and added two assists as the Wolves powered past visiting Peoria by a 7-4 final at the Allstate Arena.
Haydar’s power play goal at 9:54 of the second period marked the 400th point of his AHL career, and he added numbers 401 and 402 later in the contest.
Haydar has spent most of this season with the parent Atlanta Thrashers and scored his first career NHL goal on Oct. 13.
Four other players contributed multiple points on the night, and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec picked up the win with 33 saves.
Charles Linglet paced the Rivermen with two goals and an assist in the losing effort.
TORONTO 4, SYRACUSE 3
David Ling’s power play goal with 20 seconds left in regulation capped a Toronto rally and propelled the host Marlies to a 4-3 victory over Syracuse at Ricoh Coliseum.
Ling’s late game-winner was assisted by Derrick Walser and Gamache.
Marlies goaltender Justin Pogge improved to 8-1-4 on the season with 24 saves.
ALBANY 3, ROCHESTER 2
Albany scored three times in the second period to rally for a 3-2 win over visiting Rochester at the Times Union Center on Wednesday.
The rally made a winner of goaltender Justin Peters, who stopped 22 of 24 shots and helped Albany snap a brief two-game losing skid.
Rochester’s losing streak extended to seven games, marking its longest winless skid since also suffering a seven-game streak from Feb. 11-26, 2006 (0-6-0-1).
BRIDGEPORT 3, NORFOLK 0
Goaltender Mike Morrison pitched a 22-save shutout as Bridgeport blanked Norfolk by a 3-0 final at the Arena at Harbor Yard.
Ben Walter opened the game’s scoring with an unassisted goal just 53 seconds into the second period.
Norfolk suffered its second consecutive shutout and has been outscored 9-1 during its current three-game losing skid.
QUAD CITY 2, IOWA 1 (SO)
Quad City’s Krys Kolanos scored the only shootout goal for either side as the Flames edged visiting Iowa by a 2-1 count at the I Wireless Center.
Rookie defenseman Ethan Graham gave the Stars a 1-0 lead with his first professional goal at 7:08 of the first period, a tally that would stand up for most of the night.
The Flames tied it, though, at 13:47 of the third on a goal by Brandon Prust.
Quad City rookie netminder Matt Keetley made 29 saves through the first 65 minutes and went a perfect 5-for-5 in the shootout as the Flames moved to 4-1-0-1 in their last six outings.