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Phantoms cruise past Sound Tigers


Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

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.

Ryan Potulny, Kyle Greentree, and Jared Ross each had a goal and a helper for the Phantoms, while Pete Zingoni, Josh Beaulieu, and Lars Jonsson also scored.

Defenseman Alexandre Picard chipped in with three assists, and goaltender Scott Munroe stopped 33 of 35 shots in the win, Philadelphia’s third in as many days.

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.

Benoit Pouliot, Steve Kelly, and Danny Irmen also scored for Houston, which avenged a 3-1 home-ice loss to Iowa on Friday.

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.

But Bulldogs wingers Jonathan Ferland and Eric Manlow each scored in the second stanza to give their club the lead for good. Both would add an assist for multiple-point showings.

Hamilton built its lead in the third period. Defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote notched his first marker of the campaign and was followed by Ajay Baines and Locke.

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.

After a scoreless first period, Flames leading scorer Grant Stevenson began a three-point night (2-1-3) with a power play goal at 2:13 of the second stanza. Krys Kolanos made it 2-0 at 3:54.

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.