Stefan Liv stopped all 28 shots he faced from the Rivermen as Grand Rapids shut out Peoria by a score of 3-0 at Van Andel Arena, marking the third straight game the Griffins have shut out opponents at home.
Liv has won his last five starts and has posted two shutouts in that span for the Griffins, who are the league’s hottest team, winning six straight games.
Matt Ellis had a pair of goals and Darryl Bootland also tallied for Grand Rapids, who improved its record to 19-15-4-2 and 44 points, three points behind second place Manitoba and five points shy of North Division leading Rochester.
HARTFORD 4, ALBANY 3 (SO)
Brandon Dubinsky scored a pair of goals and Nigel Dawes capped a Hartford comeback by scoring the lone goal in the shootout as the Wolf Pack defeated the Albany River Rats 4-3 at the Times Union Center.
After falling behind 3-0, a short-handed goal from Brad Isbister got Hartford on the board while netminder Al Montoya stopped 24 of 27 shots and all five River Rats in the shootout to give the Wolf Pack its third straight win.
BRIDGEPORT 2, PHILADELPHIA 1 (SO)
Wade Dubielewicz stopped 33 of 34 shots and three of four Phantoms players in a shootout as the Sound Tigers edged Philadelphia 2-1 at the Arena at Harbor Yard.
OMAHA 5, TORONTO 2
Omaha scored four unanswered goals, including two from David Van der Gulik, as the Knights defeated the Toronto Marlies at home by a score of 5-2.
Curtis McElhinney, who was recently named to the Canadian All-Star Team in the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic, needed only 21 saves to secure the win for the Knights, who ended a three-game losing skid at home.
MILWAUKEE 3, SAN ANTONIO 2
Defensemen Sheldon Brookbank scored a goal and added two assists as Milwaukee defeated the Rampage in the first of a two game set on the week at San Antonio, by a score of 3-2.