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Richmond paces Norfolk to big win over Sens

Defenseman Danny Richmond scored two goals and recorded two assists to lead Norfolk to an 8-2 win over Binghamton on Friday night.

The Admirals improved to 11-2-1-1 on the season, including 8-0-0-0 on home ice.

Danny Bois gave the Senators an early lead with his third goal of the season, but Norfolk responded by scoring the next seven goals, including four in the second period to break a 1-1 tie.

Colin Fraser had two goals and an assist and Brandon Bochenski and Martin St. Pierre registered three assists each for the Admirals. Adam Berti, Carl Corazzini, Troy Brouwer and Chris Durno also scored.

Richmond’s four-point effort gives him seven points in 10 games on the year.

The clubs meet again Saturday afternoon at Scope.


SYRACUSE 4, ALBANY 2
Jaroslav Balastik and Andrew Murray each had a goal and an assist to lead Syracuse to a 4-2 victory over Albany at Pepsi Arena.

Olivier Labelle and Geoff Platt also scored for the Crunch, who won their second straight road game on the heels of a season-opening seven-game winless streak away from home.

Brad Isbister and Pat Dwyer scored for Albany, which suffered its second consecutive defeat. Keith Aucoin earned an assist on Dwyer’s goal in the second period, giving the River Rats captain points in eight of his last nine games.

Ty Conklin stopped 31 shots to record his second win for the Crunch, who killed all eight of the River Rats power play chances.

Tyler Weiman, who surrendered three goals on 31 shots, suffered his first loss in five starts for Albany.


PEORIA 3, GRAND RAPIDS 1
Peoria scored all three of its goals in a span of 7:22 early in the third period, handing Grand Rapids its sixth loss in a row with a 3-1 decision at Van Andel Arena.

Peter Sejna registered an assist on all three Peoria goals. Sejna had recorded three assists in 13 previous games.

David Backes, Charles Linglet and Konstantin Zakharov scored for the Rivermen, and Marek Schwarz finished with 27 saves.

Krys Kolanos scored for the Griffins, who got 31 saves from Jimmy Howard.


ROCHESTER 4, MANITOBA 3 (OT)
Kamil Kreps scored his second goal of the game 13 seconds into overtime as Rochester earned its 13th win in 14 games, a 4-3 decision over Manitoba at the Blue Cross Arena.

The Amerks, now 8-0-0-0 at home this season, withstood a Moose rally late in the third period to earn their sixth straight victory. Martin Lojek and Clarke MacArthur also scored for Rochester.

Jesse Schultz had a pair of goals for the Moose, including the equalizer with 43 seconds left in regulation.


BRIDGEPORT 5, WORCESTER 1
Billy Thompson made 39 saves and Robert Nilsson recorded two goals and an assist as Bridgeport defeated Worcester, 5-1, at the DCU Center.

Jeff Tambellini had a goal and two assists, Frans Nielsen added a goal and an assist and Jason Pitton recorded his first pro goal for the Sound Tigers, who are 2-0-0-1 in their last three games.

Thompson stopped 21 of 22 shots in the second period alone en route to his first win of the season (1-3-0).


WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3, PHILADELPHIA 2
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored three times in the second period, then clamped down and held on for a 3-2 win in Philadelphia.

The Phantoms managed just one shot on goal in the third while trying for the game-tying goal.

Rob Schremp, Erik Christensen and Connor James scored for the Penguins, and Andrew Penner needed just 13 saves for the victory.

Jussi Timonen and Mark Cullen scored for Philadelphia.


PORTLAND 2, PROVIDENCE 1
Michael Leighton made 23 saves to backstop Portland to a 2-1 win over Providence in a battle of the top two teams in the Atlantic Division.

With the win, the Pirates snapped a first-place tie and moved two points up on the Bruins.

Brian Salcido and Colby Genoway scored for Portland; Pascal Pelletier had the lone Providence goal.

The loss was just the second in nine games for the B’s.


OMAHA 4, MILWAUKEE 1
Omaha snapped a tie with three goals in the third period and took a 4-1 decision from Milwaukee.

Dustin Boyd finished with two goals and an assist, moving into a tie for the AHL rookie scoring lead with 21 points on the season. Richie Regehr and David Van der Gulik added a goal and an assist each for the Knights.

Alexander Radulov scored the lone Admirals goal, giving him 18 points in nine AHL games this season.


LOWELL 4, MANCHESTER 3 (OT)
Dan McGillis scored on a power play with 24 seconds left in overtime to give Lowell a come-from-behind 4-3 win in Manchester.

The Devils rallied from a three-goal deficit at the first intermission to improve to 5-1-1-1 in their last eight games.

Grant Marshall and Dan LaCouture each scored his first goal of the season in the second period, and Nicklas Bergfors tied the game with 14:54 left in regulation.

Jordan Parise stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief of Frank Doyle and earned the win.

Noah Clarke had a goal and an assist for the Monarchs.


SPRINGFIELD 3, TORONTO 2 (SO)
Toronto survived a period-long penalty kill in overtime, but couldn’t stop Springfield from posting its second straight shootout victory, 3-2.

Kris Newbury took a major penalty for slashing at the end of regulation, sending the Falcons to the power play for the entire five-minute overtime, and a Jean-Francois Racine minor for delay of game made it a 5-on-3 for the final 60 seconds.

Racine made five saves in OT after facing just 14 shots in regulation, but gave up goals to Zdenek Blatny and Eric Healey in the final two shootout rounds as Springfield prevailed.

Karri Ramo finished with 33 saves for the Falcons, earning his sixth win in his last seven decisions.


IOWA 3, HAMILTON 2
Junior Lessard and Joel Lundqvist each had a goal and an assist as Iowa snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over visiting Hamilton.

The loss ended a six-game points streak for the Bulldogs (5-0-0-1).

Mike Green also scored for the Stars and Vojtech Polak recorded two assists, while Tobias Stephan finished with 28 saves.

Ajay Baines scored both goals for the Bulldogs.

Jaroslav Halak, who had given up just two goals total in his last four starts, gave up three goals on 12 shots before being pulled. Yann Danis stopped all 27 shots he faced in relief.


HOUSTON 4, SAN ANTONIO 1
Rookie Benoit Pouliot scored two goals and added an assist as Houston knocked off San Antonio, 4-1, for the Aeros’ fifth win in a row.

Pouliot has 10 goals in 13 games this season.

Peter Ratchuk had a goal and an assist, Alex Leavitt recorded two assists and Josh Harding made 20 saves for Houston.

Randall Gelech scored for the Rampage, and Josh Tordjman stopped 20 shots in his AHL debut.