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Stevenson’s four goals lead Flames past Amerks, 4-2


Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

QUAD CITY 4, ROCHESTER 2
Grant Stevenson became the second AHL player this season to score four goals in a game as Quad City posted a 4-2 win over visiting Rochester on Sunday at the I Wireless Center.

Stevenson notched one goal each in the first and second periods and tallied two goals in the third for the Flames. Carsen Germyn assisted on all four goals.

Flames goaltender Curtis McElhinney secured the win with 21 saves on 22 shots.

Mark Mancari initially gave the Americans a 1-0 lead in the first period, and Kenndal McArdle also scored for Rochester.

Peoria’s Jean-Guy Trudel also tallied a four-goal game on Dec. 28.


MILWAUKEE 5, PEORIA 4
Cal O’Reilly broke a 4-4 tie with 2:47 remaining in regulation to give Milwaukee a 4-3 win over visiting Peoria on Sunday at the Bradley Center.

Four other skaters scored for the Admrials, and 2008 PlanetUSA AHL All-Star goaltender Pekka Rinne made 26 saves in the win. The Rivermen saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end.

Ryan Maki notched his first career AHL goal for Milwaukee, which also received markers from Andreas Thuresson, Jason Guerriero, and Matt Ellison.

Jeff Woywitka and Charles Linglet scored in the third period for the Rivermen, evening the score at 4-4. O’Reilly’s goal at 17:13 spoiled the rally.

Steve Wagner and Nicholas Drazenovic also netted goals for Peoria, which concluded a seven-game road swing at 6-1-0-0.


GRAND RAPIDS 5, CHICAGO 2
Five different members of Grand Rapids scored as the Griffins posted a 5-2 road win over Chicago at the Allstate Arena.

The Griffins jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the game’s mid-point on goals by Jonathan Ericsson, Carl Corazzini, and Ryan Oulahen.

Evan McGrath and Jamie Tardif also scored for Grand Rapids, and goaltender Jimmy Howard made 37 saves in the win.

Bryan Little and Brett Sterling netted goals for the Wolves in the losing effort.


PROVIDENCE 4, HARTFORD 3 (OT)
Jeff Hoggan scored 3:49 into overtime to give Providence a 3-2 win over visiting Hartford at the XL Center.

Nate Thompson scored for the Bruins at 18:40 of the third period, sending the game into overtime.

The Wolf Pack took a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Andrew Hutchinson and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau.

But Providence battled back, as Hoggan and Matt Hendricks scored in the first and second periods, respectively, to tie the game.

Wolf Pack leading goal-scorer Greg Moore notched his 18th of the season shorthanded at 14:00 of the third period

Providence goaltender Tuukka Rask picked up the win with 31 saves on 34 shots.


HERSHEY 3, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Joe Motzko and Jason Morgan netted third-period goals to lead Hershey to a 3-1 win over visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before 8,195 fans at the Giant Center.

Andrew Gordon netted a second-period goal for the Bears, and Chris Bourque chipped in with a pair of assists.

The Penguins initially took a 1-0 lead on a first-period goal by Jean-Michael Daoust, the first tally of his AHL career.

Bears goaltender Frederic Cassivi earned the win with 36 saves on 37 shots.


PHILADELPHIA 4, LOWELL 3 (OT)
Kyle Greentree scored 35 seconds into overtime to give Philadelphia a 4-3 win over visiting Lowell at the Wachovia Spectrum.

Greentree and Jonathan Matsumoto each had a goal and an assist for the Phantoms, and Darroll Powe also scored.

Philadelphia goaltender Brian Boucher made 27 saves in the win, helping his club snap a four-game winless skid (0-3-0-1).

Nicklas Bergfors and Patrick Davis each had a goal and an assist for the Devils.

Prior to the game, the Phantoms welcomed Rich Shewman of Douglasville, Penn., as the four millionth regular-season fan in the team’s 12-year history.


HAMILTON 2, HOUSTON 1
Jonathan Ferland’s power play goal at 1:47 of the third period stood up as the game-winner as Hamilton edged host Houston, 2-1, at the Toyota Center.

Mathieu Aubin netted a second period goal for the Bulldogs, also on the power play.

Hamilton goaltender Carey Price secured the win with 19 saves on 20 shots.

Houston’s Peter Olvecky scored at 18:03 of the third period, breaking up Price’s shutout bid.


TORONTO 2, SAN ANTONIO 1 (SO)
Bates Battaglia scored in regulation and added a shootout goal as Toronto edged host San Antonio by a 2-1 final at the AT&T Center.

Battaglia put the Marlies on top 1-0 with a second-period goal, but San Antonio’s Matt Murley tallied the equalizer just 44 seconds into the final stanza.

Toronto goaltender Scott Clemmensen secured the win with 24 saves through regulation and overtime. He stopped four of five Rampage attempts in the shootout.

Sunday marked the 1,000th game of Rampage defenseman Bryan Helmer‘s professional career. Helmer won the Calder Cup in 1995 as a second-year pro with the Albany River Rats.

The Marlies concluded a seven-game swing through the West Division at 4-3-0-0 after dropping the first three games of the trip.

Toronto will wrap up a stretch of eight straight games on the road with a tilt against Binghamton in Utica, N.Y., next Friday.