Marlies come out on top in wild contest against Pens

The Marlies got the best of a back and forth contest, defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 6-5 in overtime, at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza on Friday night.

Marlies center Kris Newbury, who had a goal and two assists, scored with 36 seconds left in the extra session to give Toronto its fourth straight win on the road.

Jeff Corey (1g, 2a) and Erik Westrum (3 assists) each had three points for Toronto, who finished the first of a five-game road trip.

The Baby Pens fell behind 3-1 and 4-2 at one point on the night before rattling off three straight goals, the last by Kurtis McLean, to go ahead 5-4 at 7:49 into the third period.

The Marlies fought back, with Corey scoring a shorthanded tally with 1:15 left in the third to force overtime.

Connor James had a pair of goals, while Stephen Dixon and Kyle Brodziak each had a goal and an assist in a losing effort for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Toronto scored six times on 34 shots off the Penguins’ Jeff Deslauriers, who entered the game with one of the AHL’s top goals-against averages (2.04).

Six different players registered goals while four had two points each as the Milwaukee Admirals defeated Grand Rapids by a score of 6-3 at Van Andel Arena.

With a goal and an assist, Rich Peverley extended his scoring streak to seven games, during which he has 11 points (3g, 8a) and four multiple-point games. John Vigilante also provided a goal and an assist for the Admirals while netminder Karl Goehring made 24 saves on the night.

Ryan Keller tallied a pair of goals for the Griffins while Josh Langfeld scored in his third straight night and added an assist in the loss.

Defenseman Garrett Stafford played the hero for the Sharks as Worcester capped a late comeback with a 5-4 overtime win on the road over the Wolf Pack.

Stafford, who also added an assist, scored with the man advantage with 1:45 left in the extra session as the Sharks went 3-for-6 on the power play and ended a three-game winless skid.

Grant Stevenson led the Sharks with three points, registering a goal and two assists, and teammate Lukas Kaspar had two assists while goaltender Thomas Greiss made 19 saves in the contest that saw the last four goals scored on the power play.

Nigel Dawes scored two goals and Brandon Dubinsky had a pair of assists in a losing effort. Ryan Callahan also scored for Hartford, his eighth straight game with a goal.

Brad Moran scored a pair of goals and added an assist to continue his six-game scoring streak and give the Moose a 6-1 win over the Rampage at the AT&T Center.

Lee Goren and Brandon Reid each had a goal and an assist while rookie defenseman Alex Edler recorded three assists for Manitoba, who are winners of four straight games outscoring their opponent 17-3 in that span.

Netminder Wade Flaherty stopped 18 of 19 shots for the Moose, who scored four unanswered goals in the third period and went 3-for-6 on the power play. Donald MacLean scored the only goal for the Rampage while Yanick Lehoux had his nine-game scoring streak snapped.

Troy Brouwer extended his scoring streak to six games, recording a goal and three assists for his second four-point game of the season as the Admirals defeated the B-Sens, 7-5, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Martin St. Pierre and Brandon Bochenski, who each have seven points in their last two AHL games, both returned from the Chicago Blackhawks and had three points each for Norfolk. St. Pierre recorded a pair of goals and an assist while Bochenski had three assists for the Admirals.

B-Sens right wing Jeff Heerema also tallied three points on the night, recording a goal and two assists to extend his scoring streak to five games, scoring four goals and nine points in that span.

After falling to an early 1-0 deficit the Bears scored three unanswered goals to defeat Philadelphia by a score of 3-1 at the Wachovia Spectrum.

Alexandre Giroux scored his fourth goal in as many games and ranks second in the league with 21 tallies for Hershey, who are winners of four straight and move a top the East Division with an 18-3-3-3 record and 42 points.

Tomas Fleischmann and Dave Steckel provided the other Bears tallies while netminder Maxime Daigneault stopped 37 of 38 shots in the win.

Tony Voce scored the lone goal for the Phantoms.

Tim Brent had three points as the Pirates defeated the Monarchs 3-1 on the road to stay in the Atlantic Division lead.

Ryan Carter and Pierre Parenteau also tallied for the Pirates while teammate Drew Miller had two assists. Netminder Nathan Marsters stopped 24 of 25 shots for his first win of the year.

Konstantin Pushkarev scored the lone goal for the Monarchs, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Three second-period goals proved to be the difference as Lowell doubled up the P-Bruins by a score of 4-2 at the Dunkin Donuts Center.

Defenseman Andy Greene had a pair of goals and Grant Marshall also scored while Ryan Murphy had an assist and added an empty net goal to seal the win for the Devils.

Frank Doyle stopped 33 of 35 shots for his ninth win of the year for the Devils.

Chris Collins and T.J. Trevelyan tallied for the P-Bruins in the loss.

For the second straight game, Cory Larose recorded five points, scoring a pair of goals and adding three assists in the Wolves’ 9-1 rout of Omaha at Allstate Arena.

Teammate Darren Haydar registered four assists for the second straight contest to extend his scoring streak to 28 games, having registered a point in every game this season. Haydar leads the AHL with 40 assists and 58 points.

Fred Brathwaite stopped 18 of 19 shots in the win, giving him eight straight wins.

Brett Sterling added to his goal mark by registering a pair of goals and an assist, giving him a league-leading 25 goals, while leading all rookies with 43 points.

Alex Bourret added a goal and two assists, Jared Ross had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Sharrow picked up three assists for the Wolves, who scored six times in the second period.

Junior Lessard had a pair of goals and an assist as the Iowa Stars ended a five-game losing streak by defeating the Rivermen on the road by a score of 5-3.

Chris Conner and Joel Lundqvist each had a goal and an assist for Iowa, which played the first in a four-game road trip, while netminder Tobias Stephan made 46 saves in the contest.

Peter Sejna had a pair of goals and teammates Cam Keith and Konstantin Zakharov each recorded two assists for Peoria, which has  lost three straight.

Andrei Kostitsyn recorded a pair of goals and assisted on three others as Hamilton set a team season high for goals while doubling up  Rochester, 8-4, at the Blue Cross Arena.

Kostitsyn has recorded three straight multiple points nights as the Bulldogs improve to 8-2-0-0 in their last 10 games.

Mikhail Grabovski added a goal and two assists, while Zack Stortini and defenseman Dan Jancevski each had two points (1g, 1a).

Drew Stafford and Janis Sprukts each tallied a goal and a pair of assists for the Amerks in a losing effort.

Marek Kvapil led the Falcons to a 4-1 win over the visiting Syracuse Crunch registering a goal and an assist. Kvapil has points in four of his last five games, recording three goals and five points in that span.

Justin Keller, Randy Rowe and Andy Delmore also provided tallies in the contest while netminder Jonathan Boutin stopped 21 of 22 shots for his second straight win.

Andy Canzanello recorded the only goal for Syracuse, while leading scorer Joe Motzko registered an assist, giving him points in nine of his last 10 games.