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Ruzicka’s three points help keep Phantoms perfect

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Stefan Ruzicka and Darren Reid scored two goals apiece to lead the Phantoms to a 5-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday at Wachovia Spectrum. Ruzicka added an assist for a three-point night, and he also put a team-high eight shots on goal. The victory was Philadelphia’s fifth straight to start the season and third straight over the Penguins.

Ryan Potulny also scored for the Phantoms, his goal coming on the power play and giving the home team a 1-0 lead just 47 seconds after the opening face-off.

Jonathan Matsumoto and Kyle Greentree added a pair of assists each for Philadelphia, as they provided the helpers for both of Reid’s tallies.

The Penguins received goals from Nathan Smith and Alain Nasreddine.

Goaltender Scott Munroe backstopped the win in his first start of the season for the Phantoms, making 23 saves.


SPRINGFIELD 4, NORFOLK 3
Robert Nilsson scored a pair of goals, and Theo Peckham netted the eventual game-winner, as the Falcons defeated Norfolk by a 4-3 final Sunday at the MassMutual Center.

The Admirals, featuring a roster that included 13 players who skated in Springfield last season, took a 2-1 into the 2nd intermission on goals by Zbynek Hrdel and Mike Egener.

However, Springfield scored three times in the final stanza. Liam Reddox made it 3-2 at the 6:09 mark, and Nilsson tallied the equalizer just 28 seconds later.

That set the stage for Peckham’s game-winner on the power play at 9:22.

Blair Jones brought Norfolk back within a goal at 10:32, but they were unable to get another one past Falcons goaltender Jeff Deslauriers.

Deslauriers finished with 26 saves on 29 shots to earn the victory.


LOWELL 4, PORTLAND 1
The Devils used a three-goal 2nd period to upend visiting Portland by a 4-1 final at Tsongas Arena. Lowell won at home for the second consecutive day and moved to 2-1-0-0 overall.

Clay Wilson initially gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead at 5:02 of the 1st period, with Jason King garnering the lone assist.

The middle stanza belonged to the Devils, though, as Stephen Gionta, Jason Ryznar, and Grant Marshall all beat Portland goaltender J.P. Levasseur.

Petr Vrana added another goal at 10:09 of the 3rd period.

Marshall added two assists on the afternoon to finish with a three-point showing, and goaltender Jordan Parise made 31 saves to secure the win.


TORONTO 6, LAKE ERIE 2
Toronto received goals from six different players, including four in the 3rd period, on their way to a 6-2 win over the Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena.

The victory kept the Marlies perfect on the young season at 3-0-0-0.

Colin Murphy and Michel Leveille scored goals in the 1st and 2nd period, respectively, to give Toronto a 2-0 lead at the 2nd intermission.

The Monsters tied it in the 3rd period on goals 1:28 apart from Cody McCormick and T.J. Hensick, the latter coming at the 5:38 mark.

The Marlies then re-took the lead just 47 seconds later on a goal by Darryl Boyce, and Derrick Walser extended the advantage only 26 seconds after Boyce’s goal.

Jiri Tlusty and Robbie Earl also scored for the Marlies, and Anton Stralman contributed three assists.