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Munroe, Phantoms hold off B-Sens

Scott Munroe held the B-Sens in check, stopping 47 of 49 shots on the night and helping the Phantoms defeat Binghamton 3-2 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday.

Munroe stopped 28 shots in the third period, setting a franchise record, while tying an 11-year-old team record with his 47 saves to help Philadelphia end a four game losing streak.

Niko Dimitrakos provided a pair of goals for the Phantoms in a game where four of the five goals were tallied on the power play.

Eric Meloche also tallied a goal and an assist for the Phantoms, who return home for five of their next six games.

Josh Hennessy and Jeff Heerema added goals on the man advantage in the loss for the B-Sens.


ALBANY 3, NORFOLK 2
Three consecutive goals in the first period held up for the River Rats as Albany defeated Norfolk 3-2 at the Times Union Center and ended its six-game winless skid, in addition to ending the Admirals’ six-game winning streak.

Keith Aucoin led the way for Albany, scoring a goal and adding two assists as netminder Tyler Weiman stopped 37 of 39 shots to hand the Admirals their first loss of 2007.

Ryan Bayda provided a goal and an assist for Albany, which plays four of its next five games at home.

Brandon Bochenski and defenseman Danny Richmond tallied for the Admirals in the loss.


PROVIDENCE 3, HARTFORD 2
David Krejci continued his hot streak with Providence, scoring a pair of goals as the P-Bruins defeated Hartford by a score of 3-2 at the Hartford Civic Center.

Krejci has points in five straight games, registering five goals and nine points in the span.

Jordan Sigalet stopped 28 of 30 shots on the night to improve his record to 7-2-1 on the year, backstopping Providence to its fifth straight win and fourth on the road.

Nigel Dawes and Dwight Helminen provided the goals for Hartford.


ROCHESTER 4, PEORIA 2
Clarke MacArthur recorded a goal and two assists helping the visiting Americans double up Peoria by a score of 4-2. It was Rochester’s fifth consecutive win.

Marek Zagrapan tallied a goal and a helper as netminder Adam Dennis made 32 saves on the night to extend Rochester’s winning streak, and win its third straight game on the road.

Gavin Morgan and Charles Linglet each tallied in the loss for the Rivermen.


MANCHESTER 6, PORTLAND 0
Jason LaBarbera stopped all 32 of Portland’s shots to post his fifth shutout of the year, tying him for the league lead, and helping the Monarchs to a 6-0 win and extend their lead in the Atlantic Division.

Tim Jackman and Matt Moulson each tallied a pair of goals for Manchester, which scored four of its six goals on the power play.

T.J. Kemp, Shay Stephenson and Noah Clarke each recorded two assists on the night for the Monarchs, who won its second straight game on a four-game road trip.


WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 2, SYRACUSE 0
Connor James had a goal and an assist and netminder Andrew Penner stopped all 20 shots on the night as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins shut out the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 2-0 at home.

With the win, Penner earned his seventh consecutive victory and improved his record to 14-3-1.

Stephen Dixon tallied the other goal for the Penguins, who have won three of their last four games, outscoring opponents 14-8 in that span.


MANITOBA 4, SAN ANTONIO 1
Defenseman Yannick Tremblay tallied a pair of goals and added an assist as Manitoba defeated San Antonio 4-1 at the MTS Centre, earning its fifth consecutive win.

Drew MacIntyre stopped 22 of 23 shots on the night to improve his record to 11-6-2 and move into a tie for fifth in the league with a 2.31 goals-against average.

Jannik Hansen and Adam Keefe also scored in the win for Manitoba, who remains unbeaten in regulation in its last 12 games, going 8-0-2-2.

Yanick Lehoux scored the lone goal for San Antonio.


TORONTO 5, CHICAGO 4
Colin Murphy recorded a goal and two assists and Ben Ondrus netted a pair of goals for the Marlies, who defeated the Chicago Wolves by a score of 5-4 at Allstate Arena.

Kris Newbury added three helpers on the night and teammates Jeff Corey and Brett Engelhardt provided the other goals for Toronto, which has won two of the last three games on its current seven-game road trip.

Justin Pogge stopped 24 of 28 shots in the contest for the Marlies.

Cory Larose and defenseman Mark Popovic each registered a pair of goals and an assist in the loss for Chicago, whose winless skid hit a season-high five games.