MANCHESTER 6, PORTLAND 2
Teddy Purcell, the Hockey East Rookie of the Year at the University of Maine in 2006-07, returned to Orono on Tuesday night and collected two goals and an assist as Manchester defeated Portland, 6-2, at the Alfond Arena on the UMaine campus.
Purcell scored two of the Monarchs’ four power-play goals on the night and joined Rockford’s Martin St. Pierre in a tie for the AHL scoring lead with 37 points on the year.
Matt Moulson also had three points with a goal and two assists, Gabe Gauthier added a goal and an assist and David Meckler and Matt Ryan also scored for Manchester, which improved to 4-1-1-0 in its last six games.
MILWAUKEE 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3
Cody Franson’s goal with 2:05 remaining in regulation lifted Milwaukee to a 4-3 win over visiting Grand Rapids at the Bradley Center on Tuesday.
Jimmy Howard stopped 36 of 40 shots for Grand Rapids.
ROCKFORD 5, SAN ANTONIO 2
Rockford ran its points streak to 11 games (8-0-0-3) and extended its lead atop the West Division with a 5-2 win over San Antonio at the AT&T Center.
Kris Versteeg led the way with a goal and an assist for the IceHogs, who scored three times in the third period to secure the victory.
WORCESTER 5, LOWELL 3
Mike Iggulden recorded two goals and an assist to lead visiting Worcester to a 5-3 win over Lowell on Tuesday night.
It was the Sharks’ fourth win in a row, while the Devils saw their winless streak hit seven games (0-5-1-1).
Ivan Khomutov led Lowell with a goal and an assist.