P-Bruins stay hot with 5-1 win in Lowell

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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.

Stephen Gionta and Olivier Magnan-Grenier earned assists on the goal.

Providence got the equalizer later in the period, as Byron Bitz scored at 12:52 from T.J. Trevelyan and Martins Karsums. Karsums finished with a pair of helpers on the afternoon.

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.

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.

The Monsters also received goals from David Jones and Kenny Roche in the winning effort.

Jones’ goal initially gave Lake Erie a 1-0 lead in the first period.

The Stars’ Toby Petersen and Junior Lessard tallied second-period goals to give Iowa a 2-1 lead heading into the third 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.

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.

Springfield took a 2-1 second-period lead on the back of goals by Allan Rourke and Troy Bodie.

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.

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.

Jeremy Yablonski also scored for the Senators, and Jeff Glass made 23 saves in the victory.

Kurtis McLean and Kristopher Letang tallied goals for the Penguins in the losing effort.

Penguins goaltender Karl Goehring finished with 12 saves on 15 shots.

Gabe Gauthier scored 2:13 into overtime to propel Manchester to a 3-2 victory over Portland at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Pirates received goals from Matt Keith and Bobby Ryan, with Ryan’s power play goal giving Portland a 2-1 advantage heading into the third period.

Monarchs rookie Brian Boyle tallied the equalizer at 11:27 of the third, with assists going to fellow rookie Teddy Purcell and second-year pro Matt Moulson.

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.

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.

Hartford received goals from Pierre Parenteau and Greg Moore on the way to its second win in as many nights.

Moore broke a 1-1 deadlock with an unassisted goal at 19:02 of the second period.

Worcester’s Mike Iggulden scored the home team’s lone goal of the game, his fourth of the season, assisted by Ashton Rome and Craig Valette.

Hartford goaltender Chris Holt stopped 25 of 26 shots to secure the victory.

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.

Blair Jones tallied a goal 31 seconds into the final stanza, and Chris Lawrence scored the eventual game-winner at 54 seconds.

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.

SIxteen members of the Crunch lineup found the scoresheet as the Crunch cruised to a 9-2 victory over Rochester.

Andrew Murray tallied a pair of goals for Syracuse, while Zenon Konopka, Derick Brassard and Jekabs Redlihs each registered a goal and an assist.

Adam Pineault and Kris Beech both contributed three assists in the winning effort for the Crunch.

Tomas Popperle made 23 saves on 25 shots to earn the victory between the pipes.

Rochester received goals from Rob Globke and Stefan Meyer in the losing effort.

Kris Newbury scored shorthanded 3:31 into the third period to propel Toronto to a 3-2 win over Hamilton.

The Marlies, who finished with a 40-16 edge in shots on goal, also received goals from Michel Leveille and Staffan Kronwall.

Hamilton’s Eric Manlow and Cory Urquhart scored, with Urquhart’s goal giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead in the middle stages of the second period.

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 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.

Mark Hartigan, Garrett Stafford, Carl Corazzini and Jamie Tardif also scored for Grand Rapids, which improved to 5-0-0-0 on the road this season.

The Rivermen received goals from Charles Linglet, Mike Glumac and Michal Birner.

Four separate players scored for the Rampage as they took a 4-1 decision from Houston at the AT&T Center.

Joey Tenute, Travis Roche, Yanick Lehoux, and Jon DiSalvatore all scored to build a 4-0 San Antonio advantage by the 17:44 mark of the third period.

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.

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.