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Vladimir Sobotka posted a goal and an assist, and Pascal Pelletier notched a pair of goals as Providence continued its hot start with a 5-1 win over Lowell on Saturday at Tsongas Arena. The P-Bruins increased their record to 6-1-0-0, all on the road, with three contests remaining on their 10-game bus tour to begin the season.
Saturday’s game did not start well for Providence, as the Devils’ Mike Pandolfo notched his first goal of the season just 33 seconds after the opening face-off to give Lowell a 1-0 advantage.
The Bruins took the lead for good at 6:07 of the second period on a goal by Chris Collins, his second of the campaign.
The visitors extended their advantage in the third period. Pelletier scored twice in the stanza, once on the power play, and Sobotka closed the scoring with a shorthanded marker.
Providence outshot the Devils by a final margin of 42-12, including 19-1 in the third period. They have now outshot their opponent in all seven of their games and recorded at least 30 shots in each of those contests.
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 11 of Lowell’s 12 shots to earn the win, moving his season record to 5-1-0.
LAKE ERIE 3, IOWA 2
Eric Healey’s 200th career AHL goal propelled Lake Erie to a 3-2 win over Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena.
Healey, who broke into the AHL in 1998-99 with the Saint John Flames, snapped a 2-2 deadlock with a power play goal at 8:24 of the third period.
Jones’ goal initially gave Lake Erie a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Roche tallied the equalizer for the Monsters at 4:53 of the third, on the power play, setting up Healey’s game-winner.
Lake Erie goaltender Tyler Weiman turned in a good performance in goal, making 40 saves on 42 shots to secure the victory.
PHILADELPHIA 4, SPRINGFIELD 3
Jared Ross tallied a hat trick as Philadelphia continued its torrid start to the season with a 4-3 victory over Springfield at Wachovia Spectrum.
The Phantoms, who moved to 7-1-0-0 on the campaign, also received a goal from Pete Zingoni. His goal gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead just 2:46 into the game.
Ross scored the next three goals for the Phantoms, before Rourke pulled the Falcons within a goal in the closing minute with his second of the game.
Philadelphia goaltender Scott Munroe made 23 saves to earn the win.
BINGHAMTON 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 2
Denis Hamel notched a hat trick and added an assist to lead Binghamton to a 4-2 win over Wilkes-Barre Scranton at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza.
Penguins goaltender Karl Goehring finished with 12 saves on 15 shots.
MANCHESTER 3, PORTLAND 2 (OT)
Gabe Gauthier scored 2:13 into overtime to propel Manchester to a 3-2 victory over Portland at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
Manchester also opened the game’s scoring on a tally by Troy Milam.
Monarchs goaltender Erik Ersberg made 24 of 26 saves to secure the victory.
HARTFORD 2, WORCESTER 1
The Wolf Pack scored a pair of second-period goals and held on for a 2-1 victory over Worcester at the DCU Center.
The loss marked the first regulation defeat for the Sharks, who fell to 4-1-1-0 on the campaign.
Moore broke a 1-1 deadlock with an unassisted goal at 19:02 of the second period.
Hartford goaltender Chris Holt stopped 25 of 26 shots to secure the victory.
NORFOLK 2, BRIDGEPORT 1
Norfolk scored two goals within the first 54 seconds of the third period to take a 2-1 decision from Bridgeport at the Scope Arena.
The Sound Tigers had taken a 1-0 lead into the final period on a shorthanded goal by Jeremy Colliton only 58 seconds into the second period.
Jonathan Boutin earned the win in net for the Admirals, making 33 saves on 34 shots.
SYRACUSE 9. ROCHESTER 2
SIxteen members of the Crunch lineup found the scoresheet as the Crunch cruised to a 9-2 victory over Rochester.
Tomas Popperle made 23 saves on 25 shots to earn the victory between the pipes.
TORONTO 3, HAMILTON 2
Kris Newbury scored shorthanded 3:31 into the third period to propel Toronto to a 3-2 win over Hamilton.
Marlies goaltender Scott Clemmensen only had to make 14 saves on 16 shots to secure the victory, as Toronto moved to 5-0-0-1 on the campaign.
GRAND RAPIDS 5, PEORIA 3
Grand Rapids received a pair of goals in the first period and two more in the second on their way to a 5-3 win over Peoria at Carver Arena.
Jonathan Ericsson led the Griffins’ offense with a goal and an assist.
SAN ANTONIO 4, HOUSTON 1
Four separate players scored for the Rampage as they took a 4-1 decision from Houston at the AT&T Center.
Houston’s Ryan Hamilton broke up the shutout at 17:57 of the third, 13 seconds after DiSalvatore’s goal for the Rampage. However, the Aeros would get no closer.
Rampage goaltender Josh Tordjman earned the win with 31 saves on 32 shots.
MILWAUKEE 1, CHICAGO 0 (OT)
A defensive battle in Wisconsin ended when Matt Ellison scored in overtime, sending the Admirals to a 1-0 victory over Chicago.
The overtime loss was the first negative on the Wolves’ record, as they fell to 6-0-1-0 on the campaign.
After the teams played 60 minutes of scoreless hockey, the game went to overtime still deadlocked at 0-0.
Ellison then notched his fourth of the season 2:49 into the extra session, with the lone assist going to Jason Guerriero.
Pekka Rinne earned the shutout, stopping all 28 shots sent his way.