CHICAGO 4, MILWAUKEE 3 (OT)
Darren Haydar notched his second goal of the game at 14:08 of overtime to propel Chicago to a 4-3 road victory over Milwaukee in Game 3 of their West Division semifinal on Sunday at the Bradley Center.
The game-winner came on the power play, as did Haydar’s first tally of the night in the opening period. Overall, Chicago went 3-for-8 on the man advantage.
The division-champion Wolves now lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1, and each of the first three tilts has been decided by a single goal.
Chicago’s Kevin Doell sent the game to overtime with a shorthanded goal at 11:24 of the third period. Jesse Schultz lit the lamp for the third time in as many games, while Jason Krog and Joel Kwiatkowski contributed a pair of assists apiece.
Josh Langfeld netted a pair of goals for the Admirals and now shows five goals and six points in the two games he has played this series, with a trip to parent-club Nashville in between. Kelsey Wilson also notched a goal in the loss.
Wolves goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves in the winning effort.
After two days off, the teams are back at it for Game 4 at the Bradley Center on Wednesday.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 5, HERSHEY 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took a 3-0 lead by the 9:16 mark of the first period and cruised to a 5-1 win over Hershey in Game 3 of their East Division semifinal on Sunday at the Wachovia Arena.
The victory allowed the Penguins to take a commanding 3-0 series lead over the two-time defending Eastern Conference champion Bears.
Andrew Gordon netted the Bears’ lone goal and is now responsible for all three of Hershey’s tallies over the last two games.
The Bears will try to avoid a sweep when the series shifts back to the Giant Center on Wednesday.
ALBANY 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
Albany parlayed a three-goal first period into a 4-1 road victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at the Wachovia Center in Game 3 of their East Division semifinal series.
Albany now leads the best-of-7 series, 2-1, with two home games upcoming.
The Phantoms received their lone goal from Pete Zingoni on the power play in the third period. The loss snapped Philadelphia’s 14-game postseason home-ice winning streak, which dated back to May 7, 2004.
Game 4 of the series will be played Tuesday, and Game 5 is set for Thursday, both at Albany’s Times Union Center.
PORTLAND 4, HARTFORD 3
Stephen Dixon’s second goal of the contest broke a 3-3 tie with 4:20 to play in regulation and sent Portland to a 4-3 win over Hartford on Sunday at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
The Pirates took a commanding 3-1 lead in their Atlantic Division semifinal and can close out the Wolf Pack on the road on Tuesday at the XL Center.
Portland took its first lead at 7:25 of the second period on a goal by Mike Hoffman, and former Pirate Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau responded for Hartford on the power play with 1:41 to go in the stanza.
Pirates goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin picked up the victory with 23 saves on 26 shots.