In his first game with the Wolf Pack in nearly four years, Brad Smyth scored two goals and added three assists to lead Hartford to an 8-2 win over Philadelphia at the Wachovia Spectrum on Wednesday night.
The five points tied a team record for a regular-season game, gave Smyth 650 points for his AHL career, and moved him back into Hartford’s all-time lead with 348 points in a Pack uniform.
Ivan Baranka added a goal and three assists for Hartford, which snapped a three-game losing streak and moved to within four points of the top spot in the Atlantic Division.
Colby Genoway, Chad Wiseman and Martin Grenier each had a goal and an assist on the night. Dwight Helminen (25th) and rookie Nigel Dawes (29th) also scored.
The Wolf Pack scored five times in the third period to break the game open. Hartford finished 4-for-5 on the power play.
Matt Ellison and Marc Cavosie had the goals for the Phantoms.
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