P-Bruins win fifth straight, move to second in Atlantic

T.J. Trevelyan and Ben Walter each scored a goal and an assist as Providence defeated the visiting Philadelphia Phantoms by a score of 3-2 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday night.

After a scoreless two periods, the Bruins fought their way back from a 2-0 deficit in the third to earn their fifth straight win and move into second place in the Atlantic Division.

Hannu Toivonen made 17 saves in the contest to earn his fourth straight win and fifth overall on the year.

David Krejci added the other goal for the P-Bruins, giving him a four-game scoring streak and points in 18 of his last 19 outings.

Trevelyan and Walter both garnered a plus-3 rating on the night and Nate DiCasmirro added two assists to go along with a plus-2 for Providence.

Defensemen David Printz and Martin Grenier both scored in a losing effort for the Phantoms.

The Lowell Devils used three goals in the opening frame to defeat the Albany River Rats by a score of 3-1 at the Times Union Center.

Ryan Murphy led the way for the Devils with a goal and an assist and netminder Frank Doyle stopped 32 of 33 shots to earn his 17th win of the year and first since Feb. 25.

David Clarkson and Chris Minard rounded out the scoring for Lowell, which swept a home-and-home series from Albany.

Kevin Estrada tallied the lone goal for the River Rats in the loss.

Patrick Traverse broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second period with a power-play goal to send the Worcester Sharks to a 4-1 win over division rival Hartford at the DCU Center.

Traverse also added an assist on the night as Worcester ended a four-game losing streak.

Grant Stevenson led the Sharks with a goal and an assist and Ashton Rome and Josh Prudden rounded out the scoring in the win.

Thomas Greiss stopped 31 of 32 shots, including a penalty shot awarded to Hartford’s Lauri Korpikoski in the second period, to earn his 15th win of the year with Worcester.

Defenseman Marvin Degon scored in the loss for the Wolf Pack.

Troy Brouwer tallied a pair of goals and Martin St. Pierre added three assists as the Norfolk Admirals defeated the Binghamton Senators, 4-3, at Norfolk Scope.

Kris Versteeg and Bruno St. Jacques also netted goals for Norfolk, which has earned points in each of its last five contests (4-0-1-0).

Corey Crawford won his third straight start and improved his record to 33-16-1 on the year, tying for the league lead in wins.

Ryan Vesce had a goal and an assist for the B-Sens, who lost their ninth in a row.

Joey Tenute led the Bears with four points, tallying a goal and three assists as Hershey defeated the Atlantic Division leading Manchester Monarchs by a score of 5-3 at Verizon Wireless Arena.

Chris Bourque scored two goals and an assist and Matt Reid added three helpers as Hershey won for the fourth time in its last five games.

Maxime Daigneault made 24 saves to improve his record to 18-5-0 on the year.

Tenute, Reid and Bourque each recorded a plus-3 on the night and Kyle Wilson and former Monarch Dave Steckel rounded out the scoring for the Bears.

Matt Moulson had a goal and an assist and Lauri Tukonen had two assists in the loss for Manchester.

Four goals in the second period proved to be the difference as the Syracuse Crunch defeated the Rochester Americans in an offensive battle by the score of 7-4 at Blue Cross Arena.

Joakim Lindstrom led the way by scoring two goals and two assists for Syracuse, which has gone 5-1-0-1 in its last seven games.

Zenon Konopka tallied a goal and two assists and Jeffrey Szwez had a goal and a helper in the win for the Crunch.

Tomas Popperle made 27 saves in the contest for his second straight win and 17th on the season.

Four different players tallied for the Amerks and Mikko Lehtonen added two assists in a losing effort.

Portland tallied three goals in the second period, which proved to be enough as the Pirates rolled to a 4-2 win over the Springfield Falcons at the MassMutual Center.

Ryan Carter, Brian Salcido and Mark Hartigan each had a goal and an assist as Portland won its third straight game.

Former Falcon Gerald Coleman stopped 23 of 25 shots to earn his first win in a Pirates sweater.

Daniel Corso and P.J. Atherton both added goals for Springfield in a losing effort.

After falling behind by two goals early, the Milwaukee Admirals rallied to defeat the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs at the Bradley Center.

Pat Leahy, Chris Durno and Brandon Segal all scored for Milwaukee, which has now won three of its last four games.

Pekka Rinne stopped 24 of 26 shots on the night to improve his record to 8-5-2 with the Admirals.

Cory Urquhart and Mathieu Biron scored in the loss for Hamilton, whose record stands at 2-2-0-2 on its nine-game road trip.

Jamie Tardif scored the only goal of the contest with 2:01 to play in regulation as Grand Rapids edged the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights by the score of 1-0 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

In a goaltenders duel, Jimmy Howard stopped all 26 shots for his 17th win of the year, while opposing netminder Curtis McElhinney stopped 18 of 19 shots in a losing effort.

The Griffins won their third game in a row and now sit four points out of third place in the North Division.

Omaha, shut out for the second game in a row, remains three points out of first in the West.

Chris Ferraro (1g, 4a), Donald MacLean (2g, 3a) and Alex Leavitt (2g, 2a) combined for 14 points on the night as San Antonio posted a 7-5 win over the visiting Peoria Rivermen at the AT&T Center.

Chris got the better of brother Peter Ferraro, who tallied a goal for Peoria. It was the fifth all-time meeting between the twins.

Leavitt’s four-point night gives him four goals and seven assists in just four games with San Antonio. He had 11 points in 23 games with Houston earlier this year.

Mike Glumac and Trent Whitfield each had two goals and Yan Stastny added three assists in a losing effort for the Rivermen.

Former Sound Tiger Robert Nilsson scored the decisive goal in the shootout to lift the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 win at Bridgeport.

Peter Ratchuk led the Penguins with a goal and an assist and Jason Deitsch scored his first goal in the AHL.

Nolan Schaefer made 26 saves on 28 shots and stopped four of six players on Bridgeport in the shootout to earn his second win in a Penguins uniform.

Frans Nielsen and Allan Rourke scored in a losing effort for the Sound Tigers, who moved one point ahead of Albany for fourth place in the East Division.

J.J. Hunter tallied a pair of goals as the Manitoba Moose downed the visiting Iowa Stars by a score of 4-1, ending Iowa’s eight-game road winning streak.

Wade Flaherty earned his sixth straight win by stopping 21 of 22 shots for the Moose.

With the win, Manitoba improved to 13-1-0-0 in its last 14 contests and opened up a five-point lead atop the North Division.

Jason Jaffray and Nathan Smith rounded out the scoring for the Moose.

Yared Hagos scored the lone goal for Iowa, which also had its streak of consecutive successful penalty kills on the road snapped at 63.