Mattias Ritola scored a pair of goals and had a game-high three points for the Griffins, and Ville Leino also notched two goals.
Griffins goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped 20 of 24 shots and moved to 2-0-0-0 on the season.
The Griffins are on a four-game winning streak and sport a 4-0-1-0 record overall.
HARTFORD 4, MANCHESTER 1
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau tallied a game-high three points (1-2-3) as Hartford downed Manchester, 4-1, in a physical battle at the XL Center.
Artem Anisimov gave the Wolf Pack a 1-0 advantage midway through the opening period, and Parenteau made it 2-0 on the power play in the second.
Manchester’s Trevor Lewis answered with a power play goal of his own just 1:58 into the final stanza, but the Wolf Pack regained their two-goal lead on another power play marker, this one off the stick of Dane Byers at 3:37.
Brodie Dupont’s first goal of the year came just 44 seconds later to make it 4-1.
Wolf Pack goaltender Miika Wiikman made 31 saves in the winning effort. The two teams combined for 100 penalty minutes in the game.
HERSHEY 3, BINGHAMTON 2
Hershey took a 3-0 lead by the 5:57 mark of the third period and held on for a 3-2 home-ice win over Binghamton before 6,514 fans at the Giant Center.
After a scoreless second, Alexandre Giroux extended Hershey’s lead at 5:57 of the third period. The Senators then received goals from Brendan Bell and Matt Carkner to pull close, but could not get the equalizer.
Bears goaltender Daren Machesney made 29 saves in the win.
PORTLAND 5, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 4
Marek Zagrapan scored twice and added an assist, and Nathan Gerbe tallied a pair of goals as Portland edged Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by a 5-4 final at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Gerbe is now tied for the AHL rookie goal-scoring lead with five, all of which have come in the last four games.
LOWELL 4, SPRINGFIELD 2
Pascal Rheaume posted a goal and two assists as Lowell doubled up host Springfield by a 4-2 final at the MassMutual Center.
Devils goaltender Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 of 29 shots in the winning effort.
BRIDGEPORT 2, WORCESTER 0
Bridgeport scored once each in the second and third periods, and Peter Mannino made 33 saves for his first professional shutout as Bridgeport took a 2-0 win at Worcester.
Bridgeport extended its lead midway through the third stanza, as Sean Bentivoglio scored at the 10:18 mark.
Mannino, who has stopped 30-plus shots in all three outings, increased his record to 2-0-1 on the young campaign.
SYRACUSE 6, ROCHESTER 1
Clay Wilson and Maksim Mayorov each posted two goals and an assist as Syracuse rolled to a 6-1 win over visiting Rochester before 5,863 fans at the Onondaga County War Memorial.
Crunch goaltender Dan LaCosta stopped 23 shots in the win, which moved Syracuse into first place in the North Division at 5-1-0-0 (10 points).
Karl Stewart netted the Americans’ lone goal on the night.
PEORIA 5, LAKE ERIE 2
Five different players scored as Peoria took a 5-2 win over visiting Lake Erie at Carver Arena.
Rivermen goaltender Chris Holt earned the victory with 23 saves on 25 shots.
SAN ANTONIO 5, IOWA 1
A four-goal second period helped San Antonio run away with a 5-1 win over visiting Iowa at the AT&T Center.
In a game which featured a combined 169 penalty minutes, Brett MacLean gave the Rampage the lead for good at 11:41 of the first period.
The IceHogs won both games of the teams’ two-game set and captured their fifth straight victory overall.
It marked the first North American shutout for Niemi, who moved to 3-1-0 on the season.
MANITOBA 5, HOUSTON 3
Darryl Bootland scored twice as Manitoba took a 5-3 win over Houston before 7,098 fans at the MTS Centre and a sweep of the teams’ two-game set in Winnipeg.
Manitoba goaltender Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 24 shots in net, helping the Moose to their fourth consecutive win.
CHICAGO 5, MILWAUKEE 3
Junior Lessard netted his first two goals of the season as Chicago outlasted host Milwaukee by a 5-3 final at the Bradley Center.
The Wolves secured their fourth consecutive victory and moved to 4-1-1-0 on the campaign.
Milwaukee then took a 3-2 lead at 5:28 of the middle stanza on a goal by Geoff Peters. Lessard tied it for the Wolves at 16:13, and Joe Motzko put Chicago on top to stay just 54 seconds into the third. Grant Stevenson iced the victory with a late empty-net goal.
Wolves goaltender Ondrej Pavelec picked up the win with 18 saves on 21 shots.