MANCHESTER 5, PROVIDENCE 1
Defenseman Peter Harrold (pictured) scored two of Manchester’s three first-period goals, and the visiting Monarchs went on to defeat Providence by a 5-1 final on Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Harrold has notched five goals in his last three games (5-1-6) for Manchester after scoring one (1-14-15) in his first 15 contests of the season.
The victory snapped the Monarchs’ three-game winless skid (0-2-1-0).
Harrold got the scoring started at 14:36 of the first period, kicking off three Manchester goals in a span of 2:04. Troy Milam lit the lamp at 15:35, and Harrold followed with his second of the night at 16:40.
The Monarchs made it 4-0 in the second period, as Patrick Jarrett notched his first career AHL goal. He was playing in his third game for Manchester since being recalled from Reading of the ECHL on Nov. 20.
David Meckler added an unassisted, shorthanded goal midway through the third to cap the Manchester scoring.
Monarchs rookie goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 34 of 35 shots for his first AHL victory.
His shutout bid was broken up when Providence’s Brett Skinner got the home team on the board at 17:33 of the third period.
LOWELL 4, PORTLAND 3
Three goals in the second period lifted Lowell over Portland, 4-3, at the Tsongas Arena. The Devils ended a five-game winless skid (0-4-1-0) with the victory.
BRIDGEPORT 4, ALBANY 3 (SO)
Frans Nielsen and Jeremy Colliton netted goals in the shootout to push Bridgeport past Albany, 4-3, at the Arena at Harbor Yard. The Sound Tigers ended a four-game losing streak.
Colliton also scored in regulation for the Sound Tigers, tallying a shorthanded goal to begin the scoring at 2:29 of the first period.
HERSHEY 3, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 2
Hershey scored once in each period on its way to a 3-2 victory over visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Giant Center.
MILWAUKEE 3, HOUSTON 2 (SO)
Antti Pihlstrom tied the game at 8:34 of the third period, and visiting Milwaukee went on to post a 3-2 shootout win over Houston at the Toyota Center.
The Admirals tied the score both times. Defenseman Alex Henry scored in the first period, and Pihlstrom converted on a power play in the third.
The shootout loss ended the Aeros’ home winning streak at five games.
ROCKFORD 3, GRAND RAPIDS 1
Rockford gave up the game’s first goal but then scored three unanswered tallies of its own to defeat Grand Rapids, 3-1, at the Rockford MetroCentre.
Grand Rapids, which held a 43-29 advantage in shots, took a 1-0 lead in the opening period on a goal by Jonathan Ericsson.
The Griffins fell to 1-9-0-2 since a 5-2-0-0 start to the season.