SPRINGFIELD 4, LOWELL 2
Jean-Francois Jacques and Fredrik Johansson scored two goals each and Devan Dubnyk stopped 42 of 44 shots as Springfield wrapped up a six-game road stretch with a 4-2 win in Lowell on Wednesday night.
The Falcons improved to 3-0-0-0 vs. the Devils this season.
Dubnyk made 12 saves in the first period, 16 in the second and 14 in the third to earn his first win since Oct. 7.
PROVIDENCE 4, HARTFORD 3 (SO)
Matt Hendricks scored once in the third period and once in the shootout as Providence rallied for a 4-3 win over visiting Hartford.
Hendricks and Matt Lashoff scored 2:30 apart in the third to tie the score after Hartford had taken a 3-1 lead in to the final frame. The Wolf Pack fell to 12-0-0-1 this season when leading after 40 minutes.
With the victory, the Bruins opened up a four-point lead over the Wolf Pack atop the Atlantic Division. Providence has won all three meetings between the teams in 2007-08.
GRAND RAPIDS 3, LAKE ERIE 2
Mark Cullen’s power-play goal with 39 seconds left in regulation capped a three-goal comeback and gave Grand Rapids a 3-2 win over Lake Erie.
It was the Griffins’ second straight win at Van Andel Arena after starting the season 0-7-0-1 on home ice.
J.D. Corbin and Brent Kelly staked the Monsters to a 2-0 lead, but Jamie Tardif got Grand Rapids on the board at the 19:32 mark of the second period and Carl Corazzini tied the score 49 seconds into the third.
The Griffins finished with a 39-22 edge in shots on goal, including 19-4 in the third period.
ROCKFORD 2, SYRACUSE 1 (SO)
Martin St. Pierre scored in the last half of the fifth shootout round to give Rockford a 2-1 win over Syracuse at the MetroCentre on Wednesday night.
St. Pierre, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for November, ripped a shot past Adam Munro as the IceHogs improved to 3-0-0-2 in their last five games. It was their third consecutive shootout game; they had lost the previous two.
Corey Crawford finished with 23 saves in the win. Munro, a former Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft pick, stopped 25 shots for Syracuse.