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MacLean paces Griffins with 5-point night

Donald MacLean scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 6-4 victory over the Hershey Bears at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night.

The Griffins moved into first place in the North Division, one point ahead of idle Manitoba. The Bears have now suffered back-to-back regulation losses for the first time this season.

Grand Rapids went 4-for-7 on the power play against a Hershey team that ranked second in the AHL on the penalty kill.

MacLean is now tied for the Griffins team lead with 16 goals on the year, and has eight points in his last three games.

Eric Manlow, Clay Wilson and Jeff Nelson also scored for Grand Rapids. Kyle Quincey had a pair of assists, and Jimmy Howard made 33 saves.

Rookie Eric Fehr led the way with a goal and two assists for the Bears, who are in Chicago tomorrow night.

SYRACUSE 5, ROCHESTER 4 (OT)
Greg Mauldin scored on a breakaway with 59.6 seconds left in overtime to give Syracuse a 5-4 win over rival Rochester.

Tim Konsorada scored twice, giving the Crunch their first lead of the night with just 1:52 left in the third period.

But Mark Mancari buried a loose puck at the 19:35 mark to tie the game for the Americans.

Mark Hartigan recorded a goal and three assists for Syracuse. Andy Delmore also had three assists, giving him 13 helpers in his last six games.

HAMILTON 5, CLEVELAND 3
Jonathan Ferland tallied a goal and two assists and Francis Lemieux scored twice in the third period as Hamilton posted a 5-3 win at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Raitis Ivanans and Andrei Kostitsyn also scored for the Bulldogs, who got 31 saves from Yann Danis.

Steve Bernier scored his 10th goal of the season for the Barons.

SAN ANTONIO 3, OMAHA 2 (SO)
Mike Bishai scored in the home half of the fifth shootout round to give San Antonio a 3-2 win over Omaha.

David LeNeveu was 5-for-5 in the shootout for the Rampage after making 28 saves in regular play. David Cornacchia picked up a goal and an assist for San Antonio.

Brent Krahn stopped 25 shots for the Knights, who fell to 1-7 in shootouts this season.