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Purcell’s four points help Monarchs drop Phantoms, 6-2


Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

MANCHESTER 6, PHILADELPHIA 2
Rookie winger Teddy Purcell tallied a goal and added three assists to lead Manchester to a 6-2 road win over Philadelphia on Sunday at the Wachovia Spectrum.

The four points matched a season-high for Purcell, who ranks third in the AHL with 53 points overall (14-39-53). Manchester secured its third non-divisional road victory in as many days.

Purcell tallied three points in the first period alone (1-2-3), a stanza in which the Monarchs scored four times.

Matt Moulson had a pair of power play goals for Manchester, which also received tallies from Troy Milam, Matt Ryan, and David Meckler.

Goaltender Daniel Taylor made 28 saves for the Monarchs, who won at Rochester and Binghamton the previous two nights.

Alexandre Picard and Triston Grant netted goals for the Phantoms.


BINGHAMTON 3, BRIDGEPORT 1
Defenseman Derek Smith scored his first professional goal at 11:49 of the third period to snap a 1-1 tie, and Binghamton went on to a 3-1 win over host Bridgeport at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

The Senators took a 1-0 lead on Lawrence Nycholat’s power play goal early in the second period, but Bridgeport’s Matt Keith scored his first goal in a Sound Tigers uniform to even it up at 4:40 of the third.

After Smith gave Binghamton the lead, Shawn Weller added an empty-net goal in the closing minute.

Senators goaltender Brian Elliott secured the win with 24 saves on 25 shots.


SYRACUSE 2, ALBANY 1
Alexandre Picard netted his third goal of the season midway through the third period to push Syracuse past visiting Albany, 2-1, at the War Memorial at Oncenter.

Stephen Goertzen scored in the first period for the Crunch, and goaltender Adam Munro earned the victory with 32 saves.

Brandon Nolan notched the River Rats lone goal, while netminder John Grahame turned aside 38 shots in the losing effort.

Syracuse secured its fourth straight win over Albany since dropping a 3-2 decision on Oct. 24.


PORTLAND 5, LOWELL 1
Rookie Adrian Veideman scored his first AHL goal and added an assist as Portland powered past host Lowell by a 5-1 final at Tsongas Arena.

Geoff Platt also had goal and a helper for the Pirates, who also received markers from Jason King, Andy Schneider, and Michal Birner.

Goaltender J.P. Levasseur earned the win with 18 saves in his first appearance for the Pirates since Oct. 14, which also came at Tsongas Arena against the Devils.

Portland extended its winning streak to four games, a new season high.

Nicklas Bergfors scored for the Devils.


PROVIDENCE 3, SPRINGFIELD 1
Providence scored twice in a 1:18 span in the first period, and that proved to be the difference in a 3-1 win over visiting Springfield before 7,694 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Bruins winger Alexandre Imbeault netted a power play goal at 13:15 of the opening period, and T.J. Trevelyan followed at 14:33.

Springfield’s Tom Sestito cut the deficit in half with a shorthanded marker late in the second stanza, but the Bruins’ Pascal Pelletier tallied an empty-netter in the closing minute, his league-leading 24th goal of the season.

Providence goaltender Jordan Sigalet made 16 saves in the win. The Bruins held a 17-1 advantage in shots after 20 minutes and a margin of 34-17 for the game.

The win snapped the Bruins’ season-high winless skid at three games (0-2-0-1).


HARTFORD 3, HERSHEY 1
Hartford rookie Artem Anisimov broke a 1-1 tie with a power play goal at 11:14 of the third period to propel the Wolf Pack to a 3-1 road win over Hershey before 7,470 fans at the Giant Center.

Dane Byers added a late empty-net goal as Hartford won its third game in as many days. The Wolf Pack had defeated Norfolk the previous two nights.

Hartford’s Lauri Korpikoski scored in the first period, but Bears winger Andrew Gordon netted his fourth goal in the last two days early in the second to pull Hershey even.

Wolf Pack goaltender Miika Wiikman made 22 saves in the win.


SAN ANTONIO 4, MANITOBA 3
San Antonio scored four times in the third period to take a 4-3 win over visiting Manitoba at the AT&T Center.

Entering the final stanza down 2-0, the Rampage received goals from Enver Lisin, Bill Thomas, and Nate DiCasmirro in a span of 1:35.

After Manitoba’s Brad Moran made it 3-3, Chris Durno tallied the game-winner for the Rampage at 11:45, the goal coming shorthanded an unassisted.

San Antonio goaltender Josh Tordjman earned the win with 28 saves on 31 shots.

Michael Grabner and Luc Bourdon also netted goals for Manitoba in the losing effort.


PEORIA 4, ROCHESTER 3 (OT)
Defenseman Jeff Woywitka scored at 2:41 of overtime to five Peoria a 4-3 come-from-behind win over host Rochester at the Blue Cross Arena.

Kenndal McArdle, Marek Zagrapan, and Mark Mancari notched goals for the Americans, who held leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the contest.

But Peoria’s Steve Wagner sent the game to overtime with a goal at 13:28 of the third period, setting up Woywitka’s game-winner.

Mike Glumac and Yan Stastny also scored for the Rivermen, who extended their winning streak to six games.


ROCKFORD 4, QUAD CITY 3 (OT)
Derek Nesbitt’s goal just 40 seconds into overtime gave visiting Rockford a 4-3 win over Quad City at the I Wireless Center.

Nesbitt and Martin St. Pierre each finished with a goal and two assists for the IceHogs. St. Pierre ranks second in the league with 54 points on the season (14-40-54).

Prestin Ryan and Niklas Hjalmarsson each chipped in a goal and a helper in the win.

Brandon Prust led the Flames with a pair of goals, and Tim Ramholt also scored.