For the second consecutive game Rob Schremp tallied multiple points, this time recording a pair of goals and an assist as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated visiting Binghamton Seantors, 3-2, on Wednesday night.
The Penguins also welcomed newly acquired Robert Nilsson with open arms as he recorded assists on all three goals. Nilsson was assigned to Wilkes-Barre by the parent Edmonton Oilers after being acquired from the New York Islanders in Tuesday’s Ryan Smyth trade.
Andrew Penner stopped 23 of 25 shots on the night for his second straight win.
The win improves the Penguins’ record to 36-15-2-4, and at 78 points, the Pens sit in third place in the East Division, with two games in hand on second-place Hershey (82 pts.) and four games in hand on first-place Norfolk (83 pts.).
Jonathan Filewich also added a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who have won three straight games — all against the Senators.
Cory Pecker scored both goals on the night in a losing effort for Binghamton.
LOWELL 2, HARTFORD 1
Ryan Murphy scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 14:14 left in the second period as the Lowell Devils defeated Hartford on the road by the score of 2-1.
With the win, Lowell extended its winning streak to three games, while ending Hartford’s string of six consecutive victories.
Jordan Parise stopped 17 of 18 shots for Lowell, which returns home to play its next three games.
Rod Pelley tallied the first goal of the night and Nicklas Bergfors added a pair of assists for the Devils, who kept pace with Worcester for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.
Hugh Jessiman scored the lone goal for Hartford in the loss.
HERSHEY 4, ALBANY 2
Three unanswered goals in the third period sunk the River Rats as Hershey doubled up Albany by the score of 4-2 at the Times Union Center.
WORCESTER 6, SPRINGFIELD 2
Mathieu Darche scored a pair of goals and added an assist for Worcester as the Sharks won their third straight game by defeating the Springfield Falcons 6-2 at the DCU Center.
Thomas Greiss stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Sharks, who handed the Falcons their eighth straight loss.
Mike Iggulden had a goal and an assist and Patrick Traverse, Tom Cavanagh and Riley Armstrong also scored for Worcester, which stays tied with Lowell for fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 28-22-3-6 and 65 points.
OMAHA 3, HAMILTON 1
Curtis McElhinney stopped 24 of 25 shots to earn his fourth straight win and help the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights to a 3-1 win over Hamilton at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.
With the win, McElhinney earned his 25th victory of the year, becoming the third goaltender this season to do so.
Defenseman Andre Benoit provided the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the loss.
ROCHESTER 3, GRAND RAPIDS 2 (OT)
Mark Mancari played the hero for the Amerks, scoring 1:42 into overtime to give Rochester a 3-2 win over Grand Rapids at the Blue Cross Arena.
Mancari also added another goal on the night while Adam Berkhoel stopped 26 of 28 shots in his first AHL start of the year.
Chaz Johnson scored the other goal for Rochester, which moved into a tie back atop the North Division with Manitoba with 75 points and a record of 37-20-1-0.
Making his Griffins debut, Ben Simon led the way with a goal and an assist in the loss.