Blake Comeau scored two goals and assisted on three others as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers rallied for a 6-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Hartford Civic Center on Friday night.
Down 3-1, the Sound Tigers scored five times in the final frame to improve to 2-0-0-0 on the season. Comeau, who registered four assists on Sunday at Binghamton, now has nine points in his first two regular-season games as a professional.
Jeff Tambellini also had two goals in his first game with the Sound Tigers after being assigned by the parent New York Islanders earlier in the week. Steve Regier and Jeremy Colliton added a goal and an assist apiece, and Wade Dubielewicz made 14 of his 30 saves in the final frame.
Comeau got the Sound Tigers within 3-2 with a power-play goal just 1:12 into the third. Regier tied the game when he was set up for a tap-in on a perfect feed from Drew Fata with 8:36 to play. Colliton scored the go-ahead goal just 30 seconds later.
The 20-year-old Comeau was the Islanders’ second-round draft pick in 2004. He made his pro debut with Bridgeport during the 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs, registering three assists in seven games.
Brandon Dubinsky scored twice for the Wolf Pack, who fell to 0-2-0-0.
CHICAGO 7, MILWAUKEE 5
Cory Larose scored the go-ahead goal with 4:18 to go in regulation as Chicago posted a 7-5 win over Milwaukee at the Bradley Center in the first of a home-and-home series between the clubs.
Alexander Radulov, last year’s Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year at Quebec (QMJHL), tallied a goal and four assists for the Admirals, but Milwaukee could not overcome Chicago’s offensive power. The Wolves have scored 12 goals in their first two games of 2006-07.
Steve Martins scored twice, Derek MacKenzie had three assists and Larose finished with a goal and two assists for Chicago. Jason Krog and Colin Stuart added a goal and an assist each, and Boris Valabik and Brett Sterling each tallied his first career AHL goal.
Radulov, who now has a point on all six of the Admirals’ goals this season, set up two goals from Ville Koistinen and one each from Cal O’Reilly and Bracken Kearns. The defending Western Conference champs have allowed seven goals in each of their first two games.
NORFOLK 6, SPRINGFIELD 3
The Norfolk Admirals scored four times in a span of 3:45 during the third period en route to a 6-3 win over the visiting Springfield Falcons. Dustin Byfuglien scored twice during the outburst, while Brandon Bochenski and Colin Fraser also found the net in the period.
Eric Healey led the Falcons with two goals.
Eight of the game’s nine goals were scored on the power play. Norfolk went 5-for-11, while Springfield was 3-for-9.
PROVIDENCE 3, WORCESTER 1
Brian Finley made 24 saves as Providence rebounded from a big opening-night loss to defeat Worcester, 3-1, on Friday evening.
The Bruins dropped a 7-2 decision to Portland in their only other action this season.
Mathieu Darche, who like Finley won a Calder Cup with Milwaukee in 2004, broke up his former teammate’s shutout bid with the Sharks’ only goal of the game at the 16:22 mark of the third period.
GRAND RAPIDS 4, TORONTO 2
Matt Ellis’s goal late in the first period snapped a 1-1 tie and Jimmy Howard finished with 33 saves as Grand Rapids doubled up Toronto, 4-2, at Ricoh Coliseum.
The game was a rematch of last year’s North Division semifinal playoff series, won by the Griffins four games to one.
ROCHESTER 2, BINGHAMTON 1 (SO)
Rookies Franklin MacDonald and Drew Stafford scored shootout goals as Rochester pulled out a 2-1 win over Binghamton in the front end of a home-and-home series.
Craig Anderson made 30 saves for the Amerks (3-0-0-0) before stopping five of six attempts in the shootout.
HERSHEY 3, HAMILTON 2
Tomas Fleischmann’s shorthanded goal with four seconds left in regulation gave Hershey a 3-2 win over Hamilton at Copps Coliseum.
The Bears rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to win their second straight game to start the season. Jamie Hunt tallied his first career goal late in the first period, and Chris Bourque scored the equalizer with 4:31 to go in the third.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 6, SYRACUSE 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored four power-play goals en route to a 6-1 win in Syracuse.
The game was tied at 1-1 until defensemen Micki DuPont and Alain Nasreddine scored in the final two minutes of the second period. Tyler Kennedy, Erik Christensen and Maxime Talbot added scores in the third.
Jeff Deslauriers made 30 saves for his first victory of the season.
The Crunch have been outscored 16-2 in losing their first three games of the year.
PHILADELPHIA 3, MANITOBA 0
Winnipeg native Rejean Beauchemin made 30 saves to lead Philadelphia to a 3-0 win over host Manitoba at the MTS Centre.
Beauchemin made 25 of his 30 saves over the final two periods as the Phantoms spoiled the Moose’s 2006-07 home opener.
PEORIA 3, SAN ANTONIO 1
Jon DiSalvatore had a goal and an assist to lead Peoria to a 3-1 win over San Antonio at Carver Arena.