David Masse scored early in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and send Bridgeport to its fourth straight win, a 3-1 decision over visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday evening.
It was the Sound Tigers’ fifth win in their last six tries against the first-place Penguins.
Jeff Hamilton gave Bridgeport a lead with his 15th goal of the season, but Jonathan Filewich responded with 20.8 seconds left in the first period.
Masse put the Sound Tigers back in front just as a power play was ending, and Bridgeport iced the game when Vince Macri blasted his first tally of the season on a one-timer that banked in off the post.
Wade Dubielewicz made 32 saves for the Sound Tigers, who are 15-4-1-1 since Christmas.
HAMILTON 4, SAN ANTONIO 1
Corey Locke recorded two goals and an assist to lead Hamilton to a 4-1 win over San Antonio at Copps Coliseum.
Maxim Lapierre opened the scoring at the 13:51 mark of the first period, breaking in alone and snapping a shot under the glove of San Antonio goaltender Karl Goehring.
Pierre Dagenais made it 2-0 when he fired a snap shot from the side boards during four-on-four action. He would assist on both Locke goals to complete a three-point night of his own.
Former Bulldog Mike Bishai scored the lone goal for the Rampage.
CHICAGO 5, MILWAUKEE 2
Derek MacKenzie‘s shorthanded goal early in the third period snapped a tie and propelled Chicago to a 5-2 win over Milwaukee at the Bradley Center.
Ramzi Abid and Karl Stewart picked up a goal and an assist each and Tuomas Tarkki made 24 saves for the Wolves.
Defenseman Kevin Klein had a goal and an assist for the Admirals.
PEORIA 4, IOWA 3 (SO)
Charles Linglet scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Peoria to a 4-3 win over Iowa.
Linglet, Jon DiSalvatore and Mike Mottau scored in regulation for the Rivermen, who opened up a six-point lead over the fourth-place Stars in the West Division.
Mike Zigomanis recorded two assists as Peoria won for the fifth time in six games.
Iowa, which dropped a shootout for the second straight night, got goals from Marius Holtet, David Oliver and Vojtech Polak.
SPRINGFIELD at PHILADELPHIA, PPD., SNOW
Sunday’s game between the Springfield Falcons and Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL Game #701), scheduled for a 6:05 p.m. start at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, was postponed due to inclement weather.
No make-up information has been announced.