PHILADELPHIA 6, BRIDGEPORT 2
Six different Philadelphia skaters netted goals as the Phantoms upended visiting Bridgeport by a 6-2 final before 5,877 fans at the Wachovia Spectrum on Sunday.
Jeff Tambellini extended his goal-scoring streak to an AHL season-high seven straight games (9-4-13) for the Sound Tigers, who were playing their third road game in as many nights.
HOUSTON 5, IOWA 0
Serge Payer tallied a career-high four points (2-2-4) and goaltender Nolan Schaefer stopped all 22 shots he faced as Houston blanked visiting Iowa, 5-0, in front of 5,459 fans at the Toyota Center.
It marked the Aeros’ first home win over the division-rival Stars since Feb. 23, 2006.
Payer scored the game’s first two goals at 1:00 and 5:07 of the second period, the latter coming on the power play.
Schaefer set a new career high with his fourth shutout of the season. All four have come since Nov. 30.
HAMILTON 5, LAKE ERIE 1
Hamilton scored five unanswered goals after allowing the game’s first tally and took a 5-1 road win over division-rival Lake Erie on Sunday before 7,012 fans at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Bulldogs leading scorer Corey Locke was one of three players with a goal and an assist in the contest. Hamilton has now won four of its last five games overall (4-1-0-0).
Lake Erie struck first when Vladimir Denisov notched his second goal of the season at 3:27 of the first period.
Goaltender Yann Danis broke a personal five-game winless skid (0-3-2) with 22 saves in net for the Bulldogs.
PEORIA 4, QUAD CITY 3
Jean-Guy Trudel scored twice and added an assist to lead Peoria to a 4-3 home win over Quad City and a sweep of the rivals’ weekend home-and-home.
Peoria rallied back on a pair of goals from Trudel and took the lead on defenseman Steve Wagner’s first AHL marker of the season.
After Stevenson re-tied the game in the third period, Rivermen defenseman Jeff Woywitka tallied the game-winner with 8:02 remaining in regulation.
Peoria goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu stopped 20 of 23 shots in the win.