Clarke MacArthur had his first multi-goal game of the season recording a hat trick and four points in the Americans’ 7-3 win at home against Chicago. The Americans, who are winners of five straight games, improved their record to a league best 12-1-0-0 and 24 points and now lead the North Division by nine points over second-place Grand Rapids.
Jean-Marc Pelletier improved his record to a perfect 4-0-0, making 33 saves.
Brian Fahey, Jason Krog and Brett Sterling all scored for Chicago in the loss, which ended the Wolves’ road winning streak at eight games. Krog and Darren Haydar each extended their scoring streaks to 14 games.
BRIDGEPORT 5, WORCESTER 4 (SO)
Blake Comeau had a goal and an assist while eight different players registered a point as Bridgeport hung on for a 5-4 win at home against Worcester.
Rookie center Joe Pavelski stretched his scoring streak to 10 games by adding a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who forced the game into overtime with a goal from Craig Valette at 9:36 of the third frame.
Sergei Ogorodnikov scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give Bridgeport the victory.
LOWELL 4, HARTFORD 1
Rookie goaltender Jordan Parise stopped 34 of 35 shots as Lowell rattled off four consecutive goals to beat the Wolf Pack, 4-1.
Brandon Dubinsky scored the lone goal for Hartford.
NORFOLK 2, MANCHESTER 1 (OT)
Adam Burish’s first professional goal came at a good time as Norfolk defeated Manchester, 2-1, at Verizon Wireless Arena.
Burish gave Norfolk the victory at 2:55 of the extra frame as the Admirals won for the second straight night in overtime and completed their six-game road trip with a 3-2-0-1 record.
Defenseman T.J. Kemp scored the only goal for Manchester and extended his scoring streak to four games.
SPRINGFIELD 4, PORTLAND 2
Falcons rookie Justin Keller recorded his first multi-goal game and scored three points as visiting Springfield beat Portland, 4-2.
Zenon Konopka continued his hot streak registering a goal and an assist in the contest, giving him eight points (2g, 6a) in his last three games for the Pirates.
PROVIDENCE 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3 (OT)
Martins Karsums capped a Providence comeback effort by scoring the game-tying goal at 11:44 of the third period forcing overtime. In the extra frame, Karsums netted his second goal of the night just 1:57 in and moved the Bruins into a first-place tie with Portland in the Atlantic Division.