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Krog’s three points help Wolves rally past Griffins, 5-3


Saturday’s AHL Boxscores


CHICAGO 5, GRAND RAPIDS 3

Jason Krog, a 2008 AHL All-Star and the league’s leading scorer, tallied two goals and added an assist to lead Chicago to a 5-3 victory over host Grand Rapids on Saturday before 9,802 fans at Van Andel Arena.

In all, an average of 7,328 fans attended the 14 games across the league on the final day of play before the AHL All-Star break.

Krog, who has 64 points (22-42-64) in 44 games, notched the game-winner at 1:05 of the third period and added an empty-netter with 1:08 to play.

Chicago scored three unanswered goals in all after falling behind 3-2. Kevin Doell made it 3-3 before Krog’s pair of markers.

Darren Haydar posted a goal and an assist for the Wolves, while Joel Kwiatkowski also scored.

Chicago goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves in the win.

Mark Hartigan, Mark Cullen, and Darren Helm netted goals for the Griffins.


TORONTO 2, QUAD CITY 1
Jeremy Williams broke a 1-1 tie with 3:44 left in the third period to give host Toronto a 2-1 victory over Quad City on Saturday afternoon before 7,219 fans at Ricoh Coliseum.

Jay Harrison netted a first-period goal for the Marlies (30-9-1-4), who improved to 5-0-1-0 since suffering a season-high three-game losing skid.

Harrison’s goal at 11:16 of the opening period gave the Marlies a 1-0 advantage. Robbie Earl picked up the lone assist.

The Flames tied it at 4:26 of the second period on Grant Stevenson’s team-leading 24th goal of the season. The power play tally was assisted by Tim Hambly and Carsen Germyn.

Williams tallied the game-winner at 16:16 of the final stanza, with Bates Battaglia and 2008 AHL All-Star Derrick Walser posting the helpers.

Marlies goaltender Justin Pogge made 25 saves in the winning effort and improved to 16-3-4 on the campaign.


HARTFORD 3, PROVIDENCE 0
Goaltender Miika Wiikman made 37 saves for his second shutout in three games as Hartford downed visiting Providence by a 3-0 final before 7,409 fans at the XL Center.

It marked the Wolf Pack’s first victory in five tries (1-2-1-1) against the league-leading Bruins this season.

Dane Byers notched a goal and an assist for Hartford, while Brodie Dupont and Mike Ouellette also scored.

Wiikman, who blanked Albany on Wednesday and allowed just one goal to Worcester on Friday, has now stopped 92 of the last 93 shots sent his way.


WORCESTER 5, SPRINGFIELD 4
Devin Setoguchi capped off a three-point night (1-2-3) with a game-tying goal at 19:03 of the third period, and Worcester went on to defeat Springfield, 5-4, before 6,504 fans at the MassMutual Center.

Setoguchi, a rookie former first-round draft pick, tallied his second and third AHL goals of the season.

Lukas Kaspar and Patrick Traverse also scored in regulation for the Sharks, and captain Graham Mink netted the lone shootout goal for either side.

Worcester goaltender Thomas Greiss made 26 saves through the first 65 minutes and stopped all five shootout tries.

Stephen Werner paced the Falcons with a pair of goals.


HERSHEY 5, BINGHAMTON 3
Five different skaters netted goals as Hershey overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat visiting Binghamton by a 5-3 count before 10,742 at the Giant Center.

Jay Beagle and Andrew Joudrey posted a goal and an assist each for the Bears, who also received goals from Sami Lepisto, Kyle Wilson, and Scott Barney.

Ilya Zubov, Shawn Weller, and Matt Kinch gave the Senators a three-goal lead by the 12:35 mark of the first period.

But Hershey goaltender Daren Machesney took over at that point and stopped all 26 shots the rest of the way.


BRIDGEPORT 4, PHILADELPHIA 3 (SO)
AHL leading goal-scorer Jeff Tambellini tied the game with a shorthanded goal in the final minute of regulation, and Bridgeport went on to defeat Philadelphia, 4-3, in a shootout before 6,728 fans at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

Frans Nielsen and Trevor Smith tallied shootout goals for the Sound Tigers, and goaltender Mike Morrison denied all four Philadelphia attempts.

Rookie Kyle Okposo and Matt Keith also scored in regulation for Bridgeport.

Phantoms rookie Jonathan Matsumoto scored twice, and Nate Guenin also lit the lamp.


SYRACUSE 2, HAMILTON 0
Adam Pineault and Clay Wilson tallied goals as Syracuse blanked Hamilton by a 2-0 final at Copps Coliseum.

Crunch goaltender Adam Munro earned the shutout with 16 saves.

After a scoreless first period, Pineault tallied his 13th goal of the season on the power play at 4:45 of the second period.

Wilson assisted on Pineault’s marker and made it 2-0 with a goal of his own at 14:00 of the final stanza.

It marked the second straight shutout against for the Bulldogs, who dropped a 4-0 decision to Quad City on Friday.


PORTLAND 2, LOWELL 0
Drew Miller and Jason King notched goals to lead Portland to a 2-0 shutout of Lowell at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Miller tallied a power play goal at 5:33 of the first period and assisted on King’s goal at 3:34 of the third.

Pirates goaltender J.P. Levasseur made 21 saves for his first shutout of the season.

Portland improved to 8-1-0-1 in its last 10 games and 13-2-1-2 in its last 18 contests.


WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3, MANCHESTER 2
Despite being outshot 13-0 in the third period, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton held on for a 3-2 win over host Manchester before 8,715 fans at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

Chris Minard, Nathan Smith, and Kurtis McLean tallied goals for the Penguins.

McLean’s goal at 6:31 of the second period turned out to be the game-winner.

Penguins goaltenders John Curry and David Brown combined to make 28 saves on 30 shots.

Matt Moulson and Teddy Purcell lit the lamp for the Monarchs.


ALBANY 4, NORFOLK 3
Brandon Nolan netted his 20th goal of the season at 4:44 of overtime to give Albany a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Norfolk at the Scope.

Albany’s Pat Dwyer scored with just 28 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

The River Rats also received goals from Mark Flood and Jamie Johnson, and goaltender Michael Leighton picked up the win with 31 saves.

The victory allowed Albany to sweep its two-game set against the Admirals.

Junior Lessard and Paul Szczechura netted goals for the Admirals.


LAKE ERIE 7, ROCHESTER 2
Lake Erie netted five second-period goals on its way to a 7-2 victory over Rochester before 9,128 fans at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Chris Stewart paced the Monsters with two goals and an assist. T.J. Hensick also had three points (1-2-3), and Lake Erie also received goals from Brad Richardson, Philippe Dupuis, and Darcy Campbell.

Lake Erie goaltender Mike Wall picked up the victory with 25 saves on 27 shots.

Dylan Hunter and David Brine netted goals for the Americans in the losing effort.


PEORIA 4, MILWAUKEE 3
Jean-Guy Trudel broke a 3-3 tie with 2:55 left in the third period to give Peoria a 4-3 win over visiting Milwaukee before 7,658 fans at the Carver Arena.

Julian Talbot and Mike Glumac put the Rivermen on top 2-0 with first-period goals just 44 seconds apart, but Milwaukee’s Mike Santorelli and Jason Guerriero netted goals to tie it.

Chris Porter also scored for the Rivermen, and Josh Langfeld rounded out the Admirals’ scoring.

Peoria goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu picked up the victory with 19 saves on 22 shots.

The Rivermen won their third straight game and moved to 12-2-0-0 in their last 14 outings.


IOWA 2, ROCKFORD 1
Iowa edged Rockford by a 2-1 final in a game in which all three goals were scored in the second period.

Perttu Lindgren and B.J. Crombeen netted goals for the Stars, who snapped a three-game road winless skid (0-2-1-0).

Crombeen’s goal was the game-winner, as the Troy Brouwer brought the IceHogs within a goal at 17:43 of the second period with his team-leading 22nd goal of the season.

Iowa goaltender Tobias Stephan earned the win with 26 saves on 27 shots.


SAN ANTONIO 3, HOUSTON 2
San Antonio was outshot 20-1 in the third period, but the one shot turned out to be the game-winner as the visiting Rampage edged Houston, 3-2, before 9,107 fans at the AT&T Center.

Daniel Carcillo took that shot for the Rampage, scoring his first AHL goal of the season at 6:52 of the third period.

San Antonio’s Jon DiSalvatore and Matt Murley also scored, and goaltender Josh Tordjman made 38 saves, including 19 in the third period.

The Rampage captured both games of their weekend visit to Houston.

Benoit Pouliot and Adrian Foster netted goals for the Aeros.