Stephen Valiquette made 35 saves to backstop the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the visiting Worcester Sharks.
Hartford won its second straight game and is unbeaten in regulation in its last five outings, going 4-0-1-0 and outscoring opponents 16-8 during that stretch.
Steve Bernier provided the only goal of the afternoon for Worcester.
PORTLAND 4, MANCHESTER 1
Curtis Glencross scored what proved to be the game winner at 1:48 into the third period as the Pirates ended Manchester’ six game winning streak with a 4-1 win at home over the Monarchs.
Noah Clarke, who has four goals and six points in his last six games, scored the lone goal for Manchester in the loss.
PROVIDENCE 7, SPRINGFIELD 2
Yan Stastny tallied a pair of goal and added an assist for a plus-3 rating as the Providence Bruins threw 48 shots on net and routed the Springfield Falcons at home by a score of 7-2.
Hannu Toivonen needed only 15 saves on the afternoon for Providence to secure the win.
HOUSTON 4, SAN ANTONIO 1
Mattias Weinhandl recorded a pair of goals and added an assist for the Aeros in their 4-1 win at home over in-state rival San Antonio.
Weinhandl has seven goals and 14 points in 11 games since joining the Aeros on Dec. 14.
Josh Harding stopped 21 of 22 shots for Houston, who won its first game at home since Dec. 26.