PROVIDENCE 4, SPRINGFIELD 3 (OT)
Vladimir Sobotka scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift Providence to a 4-3 home-ice victory over division-rival Springfield on Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
St. Pierre opened the game’s scoring with a power play marker at 4:49 of the first period, and Martins Karsums made it 2-0 at 7:39 of the second.
After Springfield’s Theo Peckham scored on the power play at 12:34, Lehtonen responded for the P-Bruins with a man-advantage goal of his own at 14:01.
The Falcons battled back from their 3-1 deficit in the final stanza, receiving tallies from Gilbert Brule just one minute in and from Peckham – his second of the game – at 12:04.
That set the stage for Sobotka’s overtime winner, on which Lehtonen picked up the lone assist.
HARTFORD 2, BRIDGEPORT 1 (SO)
Hartford eked out a 2-1 shootout victory over in-state rival Bridgeport at the XL Center.
Neither side could find the back of the net during the final two periods and overtime.
Brodie Dupont and Artem Anisimov tallied shootout goals for the Wolf Pack, and goaltender Miika Wiikman denied four of Bridgeport’s five tries. Wiikman made 19 saves through regulation and overtime in the winning effort.
Kurtis McLean netted Bridgeport’s lone shootout marker in the second round.
LAKE ERIE 4, TORONTO 3
Nathan Smith scored his first goal in Lake Erie uniform with 57 seconds left in regulation on Sunday, breaking a 3-3 tie and giving the Monsters a 4-3 win over visiting Toronto at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Monsters goaltender Tyler Weiman earned the victory with 40 saves on 43 shots.
ROCKFORD 2, IOWA 1
Adam Berti’s power play goal at 10:43 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Rockford to a 2-1 win over visiting Iowa at the MetroCentre.
Rockford goaltender Antti Niemi stopped 27 of 28 shots in the winning effort.
The Chops suffered their first loss in franchise history after posting victories on both Friday and Saturday.
PEORIA 3, QUAD CITY 2 (OT)
Steve Regier’s second goal of the night came 3:31 into overtime to give Peoria a 3-2 road win over Quad City on Sunday at the I Wireless Center.
After a scoreless first period, the two teams traded goals in both the second and third stanzas.
BINGHAMTON 3, ROCHESTER 1
Zack Smith registered a goal and an assist to help Binghamton post a 3-1 road win over Rochester at the Blue Cross Arena.
Tanner Glass finally put the Amerks on the board with 4:59 left in the game, but Binghamton held on for the victory.
B-Sens goaltender Brian Elliott earned the victory with 33 saves on 34 shots.