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Pens jump to East Division lead with shootout win

Marc-Antoine Pouliot scored for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with under two minutes to go in the third period to force overtime, and scored again in the eighth round of the shootout to give the Penguins a 4-3 win on the road against the Hershey Bears on Sunday evening.

Pouliot also recorded an assist and Jonathan Filewich and Tyler Kennedy also provided scoring for the Penguins while Jeff Deslauriers had 18 saves in the win.

Alexandre Giroux, extended his scoring streak to eight games by netting all three goals for the Bears, while teammate Eric Fehr extended his own scoring streak to 15 games recording two assists in the losing effort.

With the win, the Pens moved into first place in the East Division, one point ahead of Norfolk and two up on Hershey.


ALBANY 5, BRIDGEPORT 3
Keith Aucoin capped the weekend with a four-point night recording a pair of goals and assists in the River Rats’ 5-3 win at Bridgeport.

Aucoin, who leads Albany with 25 points (9g, 16a), scored two goals and assisted on two others in the win. Teammate Shane Willis, who tallied a goal and two assists on the night, ranks second on the team with 13 points (7g, 6a) in 12 games.

Jeff Tambellini extended his scoring streak to six games recording the first Bridgeport goal, while Jeremy Colliton and Frans Nielsen also tallied for the Sound Tigers.


IOWA 6, CHICAGO 3
Six different players tallied for the Stars, who scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat West Division leader Chicago by a score of 6-3 at Allstate Arena.

Krys Barch, Mike Green, Marty Sertich, Vojtech Polak and Mathias Tjarnqvist, who made his first AHL appearance this season, all recorded a goal and an assist in the contest while goaltender Tobias Stephan had 21 saves.

Jason Krog, who recorded a goal while on call up for the Atlanta Thrashers on Friday, extended his AHL scoring streak to 20 games by tallying a goal for the Wolves. Krog maintains the lead in the league scoring race with 43 points (17g, 26a), two better than teammate Darren Haydar (14g, 27a), who extended his own scoring streak to 21 games with an assist in the second period.

Chicago left wing Brett Sterling, who leads all rookies with 18 goals and 32 points, also registered two assists on the night.


HAMILTON 6, MILWAUKEE 1
Maxim Lapierre scored his first hat trick of the season while Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 of 32 shots as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Milwaukee Admirals 6-1 at Copps Coliseum.

Duncan Milroy and Andrei Kostitsyn, who extended his scoring streak to six games, both tallied a goal and an assist for Hamilton, while teammates Mikhail Grabovski and Zack Stortini each had two assists in the contest.

Pat Leahy scored the lone goal for the Admirals at 18:40 of the first period.


ROCHESTER 5, TORONTO 4 (OT)
Defenseman Brandon Smith capped Rochester’s comeback scoring at 2:35 in overtime for a 5-4 win over Toronto at the Ricoh Coliseum.

Five different players tallied for the Amerks, who were down 4-2 in the third period, with Rob Globke, Anthony Stewart and Kamil Kreps each recording a goal and an assist.

Ben Ondrus led the Marlies with two goals on the night while teammates Erik Westrum and John Mitchell provided the other tallies for Toronto.

Craig Anderson made 33 saves for the Amerks while opposing goaltender Justin Pogge made 35 saves in a losing effort.


HARTFORD 6, WORCESTER 5 (OT)
Defenseman Bryce Lampman and Jarkko Immonen, who had the game winner, each had a pair of goals and an assist as Hartford got the best of a back-and-forth contest by defeating the Worcester Sharks 6-5 in overtime.

Ryan Callahan, who ranks fifth among all rookies in scoring with 21 points (15g, 6a), had a goal and two assists for the Wolf Pack while Al Montoya stopped 27 shots in the win.

Craig Valette had two goals while teammates Josh Prudden had three assists and Graham Mink had four assists for the Sharks in the loss.


LOWELL 2, PROVIDENCE 0
Frank Doyle stopped 28 shots for his first shutout of the season as the Lowell Devils defeated the P-Bruins 2-0 at Tsongas Arena.

Chris Minard got the Devils on the board scoring his seventh goal of the season and the eventual game winner at 7:49 of the first period. Nicklas Bergfors provided insurance with a power-play goal in the second period.

Hannu Toivonen stopped 24 shots in a losing effort for Providence.


MANCHESTER 3, PORTLAND 0
Jason LaBarbera pitched his second shutout of the year stopping 34 shots as the Monarchs knocked off Atlantic Division leader Portland by a score of 3-0.

Tim Jackman, Ryan Murphy and Gabe Gauthier provided the scoring for Manchester while teammate Noah Clarke registered two assists in the contest.

Michael Leighton had 32 saves in the Pirates’ loss.


HOUSTON 6, GRAND RAPIDS 1
Matt Foy had two goals and an assist and Josh Harding stopped 23 of 24 shots in the Aeros’ 6-1 win at home over Grand Rapids.

Roman Voloshenko (1g, 1a) and Alex Leavitt (2 assists) each had two points for Houston while center Marco Rosa scored his first goal of the season in the win.