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Pack edge Sharks, climb to third in Atlantic

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.

Greg Moore and Mark Lee both tallied for Hartford, who scored one minute apart in the second frame.

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.

Ryan Carter had a goal and an assist and Drew Miller and Ryan Shannon also provided tallies for Portland as netminder Mike Wall stopped 19 of 20 shots to improve his record to 8-2-0 on the year.

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.

Pascal Pelletier and T.J. Trevelyan also tallied three points and were a plus-3 for Providence, recording a goal and two assists each helping the P-Bruins end a five-game winless skid.

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.

Erik Reitz and Matt Foy registered two assists for Houston, who ended San Antonio’s four game winning streak.

Josh Harding stopped 21 of 22 shots for Houston, who won its first game at home since Dec. 26.

Randall Gelech scored the only goal as netminder David LeNeveu made 41 saves in the loss for the Rampage.