Chicago Wolves forward Darren Haydar set an American Hockey League record for the longest scoring streak in the league’s 71-year history, tallying a point for the 32nd straight game in Chicago’s 2-1 overtime win over the San Antonio Rampage at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on Saturday night.
Haydar set the record with a goal off Rampage netminder Josh Tordjman at the 13:05 mark of the second period. He also assisted on the deciding goal in overtime, rookie Brett Sterling‘s league-leading 31st goal of the year.
The previous AHL record was held by Mike Richard, who recorded a point in 31 straight games for the Binghamton Whalers in 1987-88.
A fifth-year pro and Toronto native, Haydar has found the scoresheet in every Wolves game this season, averaging two points per contest. He leads the AHL with 45 assists and 64 points in 32 games, and also ranks first in plus/minus (+21) and tied for fifth in goals (19).
Going back to last season and including the 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs, Haydar has recorded a point in 54 of his last 56 games, with 107 points during that span.
The 27-year-old Haydar is in his first season with Chicago (parent club of the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers) after four years with the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators). He won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s rookie of the year in 2002-03, and has twice led the AHL in postseason scoring, en route to a Calder Cup championship in 2004 and another Finals appearance in 2006 with Milwaukee.
In 325 career regular-season AHL games, Haydar has totaled 129 goals and 211 assists for 340 points. He also ranks 15th on the AHL’s all-time postseason scoring list with 73 points in 56 career Calder Cup Playoff matches.
|1||Oct. 7||at Peoria||2||0|
|2||Oct. 13||at Milwaukee||0||1|
|3||Oct. 14||vs. Milwaukee||1||0|
|4||Oct. 15||vs. Omaha||1||0|
|5||Oct. 18||at San Antonio||2||2|
|6||Oct. 20||at San Antonio||0||1|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Manitoba||1||1|
|8||Oct. 26||vs. Philadelphia||0||1|
|9||Oct. 28||vs. Iowa||1||2|
|10||Nov. 1||at Houston||0||1|
|11||Nov. 3||at Omaha||1||0|
|12||Nov. 4||at Peoria||1||2|
|13||Nov. 10||at Syracuse||1||2|
|14||Nov. 12||at Rochester||0||2|
|15||Nov. 14||at Iowa||0||3|
|16||Nov. 18||vs. Grand Rapids||1||1|
|17||Nov. 19||vs. Peoria||0||1|
|18||Nov. 22||at Omaha||1||3|
|19||Nov. 24||at Grand Rapids||0||1|
|20||Nov. 25||vs. Houston||1||2|
|21||Nov. 26||vs. Iowa||0||1|
|22||Nov. 29||vs. Iowa||0||1|
|23||Dec. 2||vs. San Antonio||0||2|
|24||Dec. 5||vs. Iowa||2||1|
|25||Dec. 8||at Philadelphia||1||1|
|26||Dec. 9||at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton||1||0|
|27||Dec. 12||at Iowa||0||4|
|28||Dec. 15||vs. Omaha||0||4|
|29||Dec. 16||vs. Milwaukee||0||1|
|30||Dec. 21||at San Antonio||0||2|
|31||Dec. 22||at Houston||0||1|
|32||Dec. 23||vs. San Antonio||1||1|
BRIDGEPORT 2, MANCHESTER 1 (OT)
Frans Nielsen scored on a power play with seven seconds left in overtime to give Bridgeport a 2-1 win over visiting Manchester on Saturday night.
Patrick O’Sullivan had the goal for the Monarchs, who have gone to overtime a league-high 12 times this season.
PROVIDENCE 3, HARTFORD 1
Providence got goals from Nate DiCasmirro, T.J. Trevelyan and Jeremy Reich en route to a 3-1 road win over Hartford, halting a four-game losing streak.
Bruins starting goaltender Jordan Sigalet was knocked out of the game only 2:26 in after a collision with Francis Lessard, who was assessed a charging major on the play. The Bruins struck on the ensuing power play and never looked back.
Philippe Sauve made 25 saves to earn the win in relief of Sigalet.
HERSHEY 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
Eric Fehr scored twice and Maxime Daigneault made 27 saves as Hershey dumped Philadelphia, 4-1, before 9,561 fans at Giant Center.
LOWELL 2, WORCESTER 1 (SO)
Frank Doyle stopped 34 of 35 shots and was perfect on five shootout attempts to lead Lowell to a 2-1 win in Worcester.
ROCHESTER 6, BINGHAMTON 5
Andrej Sekera scored his first two professional goals 36 seconds apart, breaking a 4-4 tie and sending Rochester to a 6-5 win in Binghamton.
The Amerks have scored 16 goals in two games against the Senators on successive Saturday nights.
Rochester trailed 4-2 before scoring four power-play goals in a span of 4:28 late in the second period. Drew Larman finished the game with a goal and two assists for the Amerks.
SPRINGFIELD 3, PORTLAND 2
Eric Healey scored his second goal of the game with 4:12 left in regulation to send Springfield to a 3-2 win in Portland.
The victory snapped a three-game winless slide for the Falcons, as well as the Pirates’ six-game home winning streak.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 4, NORFOLK 1
Jonathan Filewich became the first player in team history to score two shorthanded goals in one game, helping Wilkes-Barre/Scranton regain first place in the East Division with a 4-1 win over Norfolk.
The Penguins are 7-0-1-1 in their last nine games, 12-1-2-2 in their last 17 and 22-4-2-2 on the year.
Brandon Bochenski did manage his 22nd goal of the season for Norfolk, extending his scoring streak to 13 games (12g, 18a).
ALBANY 5, SYRACUSE 4 (OT)
Pat Dwyer scored 2:47 into overtime as Albany snuffed out a Syracuse rally and posted a 5-4 win at the Onondaga County War Memorial.
The Crunch trailed 4-1 early in the third period, but eventually tied the game on Mark Hartigan’s goal with 51 seconds left in regulation.
It was the fifth loss in a row for the Crunch.
OMAHA 3, MILWAUKEE 2 (SO)
Brent Krahn made 38 saves before going 5-for-5 in the shootout to help Omaha to a 3-2 win over Milwaukee.
Andrei Taratukhin’s goal leading off the shootout proved to be the only tally in the tiebreaker.
Omaha won for the sixth time in eight outings (6-2-0-0), while Milwaukee earned a point for the 10th time in its last 11 (7-1-0-3).