LAKE ERIE 5, TORONTO 3
Rookie right wing Chris Stewart netted a hat trick and added an assist as Lake Erie handed Toronto (11-1-0-2) its first regulation loss, a 5-3 final on Saturday at the Quicken Loans Arena. Stewart, selected 18th overall by Colorado in the 2006 NHL Draft, scored a goal in every period and was plus-3 on the evening in the Monsters’ victory.
Goaltender Jason Bacashihua made 35 saves on 38 shots for the Monsters. He increased his season record to 3-4-0, including 2-1-0 since joining the Monsters on Nov. 8.
The Marlies concluded a seven-game road swing at 5-1-0-1, and they will get another crack at Lake Erie when the Monsters visit Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday.
ALBANY 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 0
Kevin Nastiuk made 26 saves to record his first AHL shutout as Albany defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by a 4-0 final at the Times Union Center.
Keith Aucoin contributed a pair of assists for Albany, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Penguins finished even on a four-game road swing at 2-2-0-0.
HERSHEY 6, BRIDGEPORT 3
Chris Bourque scored a pair of goals as Hershey doubled up Bridgeport, 6-3, at the Giant Center.
Goaltender Daren Machesney stopped 18 of 21 shots in the victory.
HAMILTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2
Hamilton jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two periods and held on for a 3-2 victory over Binghamton at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Defenseman Marvin Degon scored for the second straight night to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead at 7:54 of the first period.
Hamilton goaltender Yann Danis made 27 saves to secure the win.
HARTFORD 3, LOWELL 2
Hartford rookie Artem Anisimov scored at 16:14 of the third period to lift the Wolf Pack to a 3-2 win over Lowell at the Tsongas Arena.
It marked Anisimov’s first goal since Oct. 13 and the first game-winning tally of his professional career.
Al Montoya made 17 saves in net for Hartford, which matched a season high with its third consecutive victory.
MANCHESTER 4, SPRINGFIELD 3 (OT)
Rookie defenseman Brian Boyle scored twice, including the overtime game-winner, as host Manchester survived a fierce Springfield comeback to defeat the Falcons, 4-3.
Boyle also started the game’s scoring with a power play marker at 11:15 of the first period. Fellow rookie and AHL leading scorer Teddy Purcell recorded one of his two assists on the goal.
Springfield outshot the Monarchs 21-4 in the third stanza after Manchester outshot them by a 23-6 count in the first period.
Boyle scored 49 seconds into overtime for the Monarchs, who snapped a three-game losing skid.
PROVIDENCE 4, NORFOLK 3
T.J. Trevelyan’s third-period goal lifted Providence to its third straight win, a 4-3 final over Norfolk at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Mathieu Darche also scored for Norfolk and now has eight points (2-6-8) in three games since joining the club.
PORTLAND 5, WORCESTER 3
Portland scored twice in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and take a 5-3 win over Worcester at the DCU Center.
Bobby Ryan led the Pirates’ offensive attack with two goals and an assist. Jason King tallied the eventual game-winner on the power play at 15:20 of the third stanza, and Matt Keith added another man-advantage goal just over two minutes later to close the scoring.
Portland’s Geoff Platt also tallied three points (1-2-3) and now has four points (2-2-4) in two games since joining the Pirates from the Syracuse Crunch.
ROCKFORD 2, SYRACUSE 1
Martin St. Pierre scored a power play goal at 10:23 of the third period to lift visiting Rockford over Syracuse, 2-1.
Petri Kontiola also scored for the IceHogs, his goal coming at 4:10 of the opening period and also on the power play.
St. Pierre assisted on that goal and now has a point in six straight games (4-10-14), including a goal in three straight (4-6-10).
Rockford goaltender Wade Flaherty made 35 saves on 36 shots, increasing his season record to 5-2-0.
Steven Goertzen scored the Crunch’s lone goal, which tied the game 1-1 at 7:00 of the third period.
CHICAGO 4, HOUSTON 0
Chicago scored four times on 19 shots to post a 4-0 victory over Houston at the Allstate Arena.
Goaltender Robert Gherson made 30 saves in posting the shutout for the Wolves, who at 13-0-1-0 are now the AHL’s only remaining team yet to lose in regulation.
With the victory, Chicago moved to 5-0-0-0 on home ice this season.
SAN ANTONIO 4, PEORIA 2
San Antonio scored three times in the third period to post a 4-2 victory over Peoria at the Carver Arena.
The Rampage won despite being outshot by a final margin of 34-18, including 14-4 in the first period.
Goaltender Josh Tordjman stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win.
QUAD CITY 6, IOWA 0
Quad City scored a season-high six goals on its way to a 6-0 road blanking of Iowa at the Wells Fargo Arena.
McElhinney, who moved to 4-6-0 on the season, has won three of his last four starts (3-1-0).