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Haydar paces Chicago in stampede of Rampage

Darren Haydar scored two goals and assisted on two more as the Chicago Wolves rolled to a 6-1 win over the San Antonio Rampage at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night.

Haydar is now tied for the AHL lead with nine points on the season.

Defenseman Jimmy Sharrow and rookie forward Brett Sterling had a goal and an assist each for the Wolves, who outshot the Rampage by a 40-26 margin for the game, including 34-13 over the first two periods.

Brian Fahey and Jason Krog also scored, and Fred Brathwaite made 25 saves for his first AHL victory since Nov. 14, 1999.

Chicago, 1-for-24 on the power play this season entering the game, scored three times in 11 chances with the man advantage.


ALBANY 3, PEORIA 2 (SO)
The Albany River Rats scored twice in the final 3:07 of regulation on Wednesday night and went on to a 3-2 shootout win over the Peoria Rivermen at Pepsi Arena.

The win was the third in a row for the River Rats. The Rivermen had a two-game win streak snapped in the opener of a six-game road trip.

Making his first appearance of the 2006-07 season, Jason Bacashihua stopped 32 shots in net for the Rivermen. Bacashihua, in his fifth season after being selected in the first round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, was assigned to Peoria on Sunday by the parent St. Louis Blues.

Magnus Kahnberg, a former Carolina Hurricanes draft pick, scored the first goal of his AHL career to snap a scoreless tie with 8:59 left in the second period. Trent Whitfield added his second goal of the season on a third-period power play to give the Rivermen a 2-0 lead.

Bacashihua was in line for his 11th career AHL shutout until Matt Murley scored for the River Rats with 3:07 remaining in the game. Pat Dwyer then tied the score with just 49.7 seconds left in regulation.

Murley had a goal and an assist before scoring the decisive goal in the shootout.