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Rolling Knights boosted by Moss

David Moss recorded a goal and an assist as Omaha extended its winning streak to five games with a 5-2 victory in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Moss has four goals in his last four games after a 16-game drought.

Lynn Loyns and Cam Severson joined Moss in scoring during the second period as the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights picked up three goals on eight shots in the frame.

New acquisition Ajay Baines added a shorthanded goal for Omaha and Craig MacDonald chipped in with a goal and an assist as well. Curtis McElhinney earned the win with 23 saves.

The Knights have outscored their opponents by a 22-6 count during their winning streak. The teams meet again at Copps Coliseum on Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday:

  • Syracuse made it six straight wins as Mark Hartigan picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Cleveland, extending the Barons’ winless slide to 13 games (0-11-1-1)
  • Hartford upped its points streak to seven games (6-0-0-1) as Robert Gherson made 18 saves for his first career AHL shutout and a 4-0 win over Providence
  • Kelly Guard made 46 saves and Denis Hamel scored twice as Binghamton dumped Philadelphia, 5-1
  • Seamus Kotyk made 45 saves as Houston held off Iowa, 4-3
  • Brendan Bell snapped a tie with 9:02 left in regulation to send Toronto to a 4-3 win over Rochester
  • Tomas Fleischmann scored twice and Frederic Cassivi made 28 saves as Hershey shut out Manchester, 2-0
  • Donald MacLean ran his scoring streak to 19 games, but Lee Goren scored the tying goal in regulation and the winning goal in the shootout as Manitoba edged Grand Rapids, 3-2, at a sold-out Van Andel Arena
  • Paul Healey scored both goals for Lowell in a 2-1 win at Albany
  • Pierre Parenteau and Dustin Penner each scored twice and former Sound Tiger Dieter Kochan made 27 saves as Portland improved to 5-0-1-0 in its last six with a 5-2 win at Bridgeport
  • Jonathan Boutin stopped 21 shots as Springfield pulled out a 2-1 shootout win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  • Mike Glumac scored with 55 seconds left in overtime to give Peoria a 4-3 win over Milwaukee