2007 All-Star Ryan Callahan netted his third hat trick of the season and tallied the game-winning goal in overtime as the Wolf Pack extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-3 win over the visiting Houston Aeros on Saturday.
Stephen Valiquette stopped 42 of 45 shots from Houston, to win his third-consecutive start and improve his record to 6-1-0 in January.
The Wolf Pack is 12-1-1-0 in their last 14 games and remain eight points back of division leader Manchester with a 27-17-3-0 record and 57 points.
Defenseman Bryce Lampman provided the other tally and added an assist for Hartford.
BRIDGEPORT 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
After falling behind 1-0 after the first period, The Sound Tigers rattled off four unanswered goals to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-1 at the Arena at Harbor Yard.
Wade Dubielewicz stopped 38 of 39 shots to improve his record to 14-4-4 heading into the All-Star break.
Tim Wallace scored the lone goal for the baby-Pens in the loss.
GRAND RAPIDS 6, TORONTO 3
Ryan Oulahen (1g, 2a) and Kip Miller (3a) combined for six points and a plus-6 rating on the night as Grand Rapids ended its four-game losing skid with a 6-3 win over the visiting Marlies.
Stefan Liv made 30 saves on 33 Marlies shots for his first win in his last four starts.
Erik Westrum, who is representing the hometown Marlies in the 2007 AHL All-Star Classic, led Toronto with a pair of goals in the loss.
HAMILTON 3, MANITOBA 0
Jaroslav Halak collected his league-leading sixth shutout of the year by stopping all 30 shots from the visiting Moose in Hamilton’s 3-0 win over Manitoba.
NORFOLK 4, HERSHEY 3
Three unanswered goals in the third period, including three on the power play, capped an Admirals come back as Norfolk defeated the Hershey Bears 4-3 in front of capacity crowd of 10,734 at the Giant Center.
2007 AHL All-Star Martin St. Pierre led Norfolk with a goal and an assist as Corey Crawford made 26 saves to help the Admirals extend their division and overall league-lead with a 33-10-4-1 record and 71 points heading in the All-Star break.
Chris Bourque led the Bears with two goals in the loss.
PROVIDENCE 5, WORCESTER 2
Petr Kalus scored a pair of goals to lead the P-Bruins to their fourth straight victory with a 5-2 win on the road against Atlantic Division rival Worcester.
Providence remains unbeaten in regulation since Jan. 7, going 9-0-0-1 in the last 10 games.
Mike Iggulden tallied both goals and was a plus-2 for the Sharks in the loss.
ROCHESTER 4, BINGHAMTON 3 (OT)
Michael Ryan single-handedly capped a Rochester comeback, scoring the equalizer with 45 seconds left in regulation and tallied the game-winning goal in overtime as the Amerks downed the B-Sens 4-3 on the road.
Adam Dennis needed only 23 saves to earn his 10th win on the year, while teammate Drew Stafford had a goal and an assist for Rochester who head into the All-Star break with a three-game winning streak.
Cory Pecker led the B-Sens in the loss with a goal and an assist.
CHICAGO 7, IOWA 3
Steve Martins led the Wolves to a 7-3 victory over Iowa, scoring a pair of goals an adding an assist as Chicago avenged its shootout loss to the Stars on Jan. 23.
Chicago remains unbeaten in regulation over its last six contests, going 4-0-0-2 during that stretch.
Fred Brathwaite earned his 14th win of the year, stopping 34 of 37 shots on night.
LOWELL 3, PORTLAND 2 (OT)
Barry Tallackson foiled the Portland comeback attempt by scoring with 42 seconds left in overtime to give the Lowell Devils a 3-2 win at home over the Pirates.
Frank Doyle stopped 21 of 23 shots in the contest to earn his 13th win of the season for the Devils.
After falling into a 2-0 hole late into the second period, Geoff Peters tallied a pair of goals for Portland, before falling to Lowell in the extra session.
PHILADELPHIA 2, SPRINGFIELD 1
Matt Ellison tallied the eventual game winner and added an assist as the Phantoms edged the Falcons by a score of 2-1 at the MassMutual Center.
Ellison has five points (1g, 4a) in his last two contests for Philly, who are winners of two-straight.
Michael Leighton stopped 33 of 34 shots to earn to improve his record to 2-0-0 in three appearances thus far with the Phantoms.
Defenseman Andy Delmore scored the lone goal for Springfield in the loss.
MILWAUKEE 3, PEORIA 2
A pair of goals from Rich Peverley proved too much for the visiting Rivermen, as the Admirals downed Peoria by a score of 3-2 at the Bradley Center.
Pekka Rinne earned his first win of the year for the Admirals, stopping 32 of 34 shots on the night.
SYRACUSE 4, SAN ANTONIO 3
Defenseman Jamie Pushor tallied the game-winning goal for the Crunch midway through the third period as Syracuse downed the visiting Rampage by a score of 4-3.
Rookie netminder Tomas Popperle stopped 27 of 30 shots to earn his 12th win of the year for Syracuse.
MANCHESTER 2, ALBANY 1
Marty Murray and Noah Clarke provided most of the scoring for the Monarchs, each recording a goal and an assist as Manchester defeated Albany at home by a score of 2-1.
Jason LaBarbera, who will be appearing in his second AHL All-Star Classic this weekend, stymied the visiting River Rats by stopping 39 of 40 shots for his sixth-consecutive win and 25th win of the season.
Manchester is currently riding a seven-game winning streak heading into All-Star weekend.
Ryan Bayda tallied the lone goal in the loss for Albany.