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Phantoms win eighth straight

Peter White scored with 37 seconds left in regulation to set up Philadelphia’s 3-2 shootout win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday night, giving the Phantoms their eighth straight victory and halting the Penguins’ own winning streak at five.

Needing three straight goals to claim the shootout win, Philadelphia got scores from Joni Pitkanen, Patrick Sharp and R.J. Umberger against Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Sharp was held scoreless in regulation, ending his personal scoring streak at nine games.

Former Penguin John Slaney also scored for Philadelphia, while Shane Endicott and Maxime Talbot scored for Wilkes-Barre. Endicott has tallied a goal in four straight games.

Antero Niittymaki made 23 saves for the Phantoms.

Elsewhere on Friday:
John Paddock earned his 500th career AHL victory as Binghamton edged Hamilton in a shootout, 4-3… Kyle Wellwood and Harold Druken recorded a goal and an assist each as St. John’s defeated Chicago, 3-1… Craig Anderson made 36 saves for Norfolk in a 4-2 win over Albany… Jakub Klepis picked up a goal and two assists as Portland beat Lowell, 4-2… Curtis Sanford turned aside 34 shots to lead Worcester to a 4-2 win over Hartford… Brad Boyes and David Gove each recorded three points as Providence posted a 3-2 win over Hershey… Joey MacDonald made 23 saves for his franchise-record 11th career shutout, helping Grand Rapids past Houston, 1-0… Peter Sarno took over the AHL scoring lead with a goal and an assist for Manitoba in a 4-2 win over Cincinnati… Jason Pominville scored with 2:32 left in regulation, then netted the winning goal in the sixth shootout round as Rochester won its fifth in a row, 2-1 over Syracuse… Mathieu Garon made 32 saves for Manchester in a 2-0 win at Springfield.