MILWAUKEE 6, IOWA 3
The Milwaukee Admirals extended their winning streak to six with a 6-3 win over the Iowa Stars at the Bradley Center on Friday night. The Admirals scored six unanswered goals and overcame an early 3-0 deficit in the winning effort. Darren Haydar led the way in scoring with two goals and an assist on the night for the Admirals.
Admirals Goaltender Pekka Rinne put a stop to the bleeding taking over for Brian Finley after the Stars scored three goals in the first 11:22 of the game. Rinne earned the win stopping all 16 shots that he faced.
With the win the Admirals (6-3-0-1, 13 pts.) rise to 3rd place in the West Division, making up for their slow 0-3-0-1 start. The Stars (4-8-0-0, 8 pts.) remain in 6th place in the West division.
HERSHEY 6, ALBANY 4
Jared Aulin and Boyd Kane each had a pair of goals for the Bears as they posted a 6-4 win over Albany at Pepsi Arena.
With the win, their 3rd in a row, the Bears continue to distance themselves from 3rd place Bridgeport in the East Division. The River Rats struggles continue as they remain tied for last place with Providence in the Atlantic Division.
Tuomas Pihlman scored a hat trick for Albany in the losing effort.
BRIDGEPORT 3, PHILADELHPIA 2
Allan Rourke scored the game winner for Bridgeport with 1:50 left in the second period leading the Sound Tigers to a 3-2 win over Philadelphia at the Wachovia Spectrum.
Chris Madden stopped 28 of 30 shots to earn the win improving his record to 4-1-0-0 on the season.
PORTLAND 5, SPRINGFIELD 1
The Pirates Zenon Konopka led the way with two goals in their 5-1 win over the Springfield Falcons at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.
Atlantic Division leading Portland continues their winning ways as they have extended their current winning streak to four games, while Springfield dropped their fourth straight.
BINGHAMTON 6, HARTFORD 5
Denis Hamel tallied 4 points (2g,2a) and scored the game winner on the power play with 39 seconds remaining in the 3rd period to lead the Binghamton Senators over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Brandon Bochenski led the way in scoring with 2 goals and 3 assists.
With this loss the Wolf Pack fall 4 points behind the Atlantic Division leading Portland Pirates.
PROVIDENCE 3, NORFOLK 1
Tim Thomas stopped 39 of 40 shots to earn his 3rd win of the season helping the Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Admirals.
Eric Healey scored the game winner, his sixth of the season, with 2:34 remaining in the third period. Tyler Redenbach added an empty net goal to finish out the scoring.
TORONTO 4, PEORIA 2
Jean-Francois Racine stopped 25 of 27 shots to pick up the 4-2 win over Peoria at Carver Arena.
With the win Toronto extends their winning streak to three, while Peoria has dropped their second straight.
SYRACUSE 5, CHICAGO 1
Geoff Platt scored two goals for the Crunch and now leads all AHL rookies in goal scoring with 12 on the season, helping the Crunch to a 5-1 victory over the Wolves at the War Memorial on Friday night.
Mike Ayers earned his second win of the season, stopping 31 of 32 shots. Aaron Johnson added two assists in the winning effort for Syracuse.
HAMILTON 5, CLEVELAND 1
Michael Lambert and Corey Locke each scored two goals for the Bulldogs leading the way to a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Barons at Coops Coliseum.
All the scoring in this game took place on special teams as Hamilton scored four power play goals and had an short handed goal added by Lambert in the third priod. Cleveland’s lone goal was scored on the power play by Tim Conboy.
MANCHESTER 5, LOWELL 4 (SO)
The Monarchs won their second game in as many nights by way of the shootout with a 5-4 victory over the Lock Monsters at Verizon Wireless Arena.
It was also Manchester’s second come-from-behind victory in as many nights as Petr Kanko tied the game up on a short handed goal with 5:42 left in third period.
The Monarchs won the shootout 3-2, with Brad Smyth, Jeff Tambellini, and Lauri Tukonen scoring for Manchester, and Keith Aucoin and Daniel DaSilva having the shootout goals in the losing effort for Lowell.
HOUSTON 5, OMAHA 1
Patrick O’Sullivan led Houston with 2 goals in the Aeros victory over Omaha at the Toyota Center on Friday night.
Josh Harding stopped 29 of 30 shots to pick up his 8th win of the season for the Aeros.
With the win, their third straight, the Aeros extend their lead to 6 points in the West Divison.
ROCHESTER 6, MANITOBA 5 (OT)
Center Chris Thornburn scored his second goal of the night in overtime to give Rochester the win over Manitoba at Blue Cross Arena. Jason Pominville also had two goals and an assist for Rochester.
The Moose had scored three straight goals to tie the score at 5 to force the overtime period. Jesse Schultz scored his second goal of the game with 4:47 left in the third to tie the game for the Moose.
With the loss Manitoba falls into a first place tie with Grand Rapids in the North Division.