Peter Sejna tallied a goal and three assists to lead the Rivermen to a 4-1 win at home over Houston and their fifth straight win.
Mike Glumac and Charles Linglet each scored a goal and two assists and Marek Schwarz made 26 saves for Peoria, who is unbeaten in regulation in the last nine games, going 7-0-1-1 in that span.
Bryan Lundbohm scored the lone goal for Houston while Tony Quesada came in relief of Josh Harding and stopped 15 of 16 shots.
SPRINGFIELD 3, LOWELL 1 David Spina
broke a 1-1 tie with 4:42 left in the third period as the Falcons defeated Lowell at Paul E. Tsongas Arena by a score of 3-1.
Norm Milley and Justin Keller also provided goals for Springfield, who are 8-2-0-0 in its last ten games and improve its record to 13-10-0-0 with 26 points, moving to within four points of first place in the Atlantic Division.
Dan Cavanaugh recorded two assists while netminder Gerald Coleman stopped 36 of 37 shots in his first start for the Falcons on the season.
Barry Tallackson recorded the lone goal for Lowell while goaltender Frank Doyle stopped 29 shots in the loss.
MANCHESTER 5, BRIDGEPORT 3 John Zeiler
netted a pair of goals while teammates Patrick O’Sullivan
and Matt Ryan
each had a goal and an assist as the Monarchs defeated the Sound Tigers at home by a score of 5-3.
Noah Clarke and Matt Moulson both registered two assists and Jason LaBarbera turned away 33 shots for Manchester.
Jeff Tambellini recorded two assists to extend his scoring streak to nine games while Jeremy Colliton made it four-straight games with a goal for the Sound Tigers.
Frans Nielsen and Brandon Nolan provided the other Bridgeport tallies in a losing effort.
ALBANY 4, PROVIDENCE 3 (SO) Keith Aucoin
recorded just one assist in regulation, but provided the game-winning goal in tenth round of the shootout to give the River Rats a 4-3 win at the Dunkin’ Donuts center.
Ben Guite and Joe Barnes each scored a goal and an assist as Justin Peters made 38 saves for the River Rats, who came back from a 2-0 deficit.
Providence Defenseman Matt Lashoff registered two goals and David Krejci tallied a goal and an assist in the loss.
MILWAUKEE 4, TORONTO 3 (SO)
The Admirals won their second-straight game by the score of 4-3 as Jason Guerriero
and Rich Peverley
had a goal and an assist as Milwaukee defeated the Marlies in a shootout.
Ville Koistinen tallied two assists and Karl Goehring turned away 42 shots for Milwaukee, who is 4-4-0-0 on its current ten-game road trip.
Jeff Corey, Colin Murphy and Martin Sagat all tallied for the Marlies while Kris Newbury registered two assists in the contest.
WORCESTER 2, HERSHEY 1 (OT) Grant Stevenson
played the hero for the Sharks, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime for a 2-1 win at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Eric Fehr scored with 25 seconds left in the first period to give Hershey a 1-0 lead in the contest until Graham Mink scored in the second period to knot the game at 1-1 for Worcester, who scored both goals with the man-advantage.
Nolan Schaefer stopped 36 of 37 shots for the Sharks, while Hershey netminder Frederic Cassivi made 29 shots in a losing effort.
PHILADELPHIA 5, MANITOBA 2 Matt Ellison
got the Phantoms on the board, recording the first two goals of the game in Philadelphia’s 5-2 win against Manitoba.
Rookie Ryan Potulny had a goal and an assist and teammate Mark Cullen had two assists and recorded a plus-3 while Martin Houle stopped 33 shots in the contest.
Brandon Reid had two assists and J.J. Hunter and Mike Keane provided goals for the Marlies.