BINGHAMTON 5, PROVIDENCE 3
Rookie winger David Dziurzynski, who notched his first professional goal a night earlier, scored twice more on Sunday to lead surging Binghamton to a 5-3 road victory over Providence on Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
The Senators earned their third win in as many days, and the three-game winning streak marks their longest of the entire season. At 19-16-2-2, Binghamton moved within four points of Hershey for fourth place in the East Division.
The 21-year-old Dziurzynski entered Saturday night with zero goals in 33 games this season before getting on the board in Binghamton’s 2-1 win over Syracuse. On Sunday, he scored midway through the second period and then notched the eventual game-winner with under two minutes left in the stanza.
Corey Locke and defenseman Andre Benoit each posted a goal and an assist for the Senators; Ryan Keller rounded out Binghamton’s offense; and Jim O’Brien and Kaspars Daugavins each contributed a pair of helpers.
B-Sens goaltender Robin Lehner, who has been on a yo-yo between Binghamton and parent-club Ottawa of late, made 26 saves and improved to 4-5-1 in 11 AHL appearances on the season.
The Bruins’ three-game points streak (2-0-1-0) came to an end.
MILWAUKEE 3, HAMILTON 2
Linus Klasen notched his team-leading 16th goal of the season and added an assist as Milwaukee edged visiting Hamilton by a 3-2 cont on Sunday at the Bradley Center.
After J.T. Wyman gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead 3:02 into the game, Klasen tied it up at the 7:16 mark. He then assisted on a goal by Ryan Thang just over three minutes later, which put the Admirals on top to stay.
Rookie Blake Geoffrion added a shorthanded goal midway through the second period, and that turned out to be the game-winner when Wyman notched his fourth goal in the last two days 47 seconds later.
Milwaukee goaltender Mark Dekanich improved to 15-5-3 in 24 appearances this season by making 28 saves on 30 shots.
The Admirals (23-11-2-4) have now won four straight games, one shy of their season-high five-game run from Nov. 5-13.
Hamilton finished 1-3-0-0 on its four-game road trip and fell to 3-5-0-1 in its last nine outings overall.
SPRINGFIELD 3, WORCESTER 2 (SO)
Springfield coughed up a 2-0 lead in regulation but ultimately captured a 3-2 shootout decision over host Worcester on Sunday at the DCU Center.
Springfield netminder Gustaf Wesslau (6-5-1) turned Worcester’s four other shootout attempts after making 39 saves on 41 shots through the first 65 minutes.
At 18-16-1-3 following consecutive victories this weekend, the Falcons are now two games over .500 for the first time since moving to 11-9-0-1 following a 4-2 win at Portland on Nov. 26.
TORONTO 4, CHICAGO 3 (SO)
Toronto battled back from a trio of one-goal deficits in regulation and ultimately collected a 4-3 shootout victory over Toronto on Sunday before 6,035 fans at Allstate Arena.
The Marlies avenged a 9-3 loss to the Wolves last Wednesday and improved to 2-1-0-1 thus far on their nine-game road swing, which continues next weekend with a pair of tilts in Abbotsford.
After a scoreless first period, the Wolves’ Ryan Garbutt and Arturs Kulda notched second-period goals to give their club leads of 1-0 and 2-1, respectively. Marlies defenseman Matt Lashoff and rookie Jerry D’Amigo answered for the Marlies.
Scrivens made 21 saves in regulation and overtime, and Drew MacIntyre took the shootout loss for Chicago despite making 34 saves on 37 shots through regular time.
HOUSTON 3, SAN ANTONIO 1
Jean-Michel Daoust snapped a 1-1 deadlock at 14:13 of the third period, and Houston went on to a 3-1 win over visiting San Antonio on Sunday at the Toyota Center, earning a split of the teams’ weekend home-and-home set.
Colton Gillies sealed it with a late empty-netter for the Aeros, who improved to 4-4-0-0 against San Antonio this season and won for the third time in their last four games overall (3-1-0-0).
Ryan Hollweg initially gave the Rampage a 1-0 advantage with a power play goal at 16:27 of the first period, but Houston defenseman Kris Fredheim tied it back up just 2:32 later. It remained a 1-1 contest into the third period.
Aeros rookie goaltender Matt Hackett earned the victory after turning aside 28 of 29 shots between the pipes.
These intra-state rivals will not collide again until a Mar. 19 match-up in Houston.
OKLAHOMA CITY 5, LAKE ERIE 1
Alexandre Giroux scored twice and added a pair of assists for a four-point afternoon as Oklahoma City got back on the winning track with a 5-1 victory over visiting Lake Erie at Cox Convention Center on Sunday.
The four points marked a season high for Giroux, who tallied two goals for the second straight night and now shows a team-best 42 points (17-25-42) in 40 games overall.
Barons goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers stopped 20 of 21 shots to help his club snap a three-game winless skid (0-2-1-0).
Ryan Stoa tallied his team-leading 14th goal of the season for Lake Erie, which dropped to 1-2-0-0 on its seven-game road swing. That stretch continues on Wednesday with a visit to Hamilton.
MANCHESTER 4, BRIDGEPORT 3 (OT)
Former AHL All-Star defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov notched the game-winning goal 32 seconds into overtime as Manchester edged Bridgeport by a 4-3 count on Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
It marked the second goal of the game for Voynov, who now ranks second among AHL rearguards with 29 points (8-21-29) in 37 games this season.
Bud Holloway and Richard Clune netted first-period goals for the Monarchs, who let regulation leads of 2-0 and 3-1 slip away before eventually prevailing in the extra session.
Monarchs rookie goaltender Martin Jones stopped 28 of 31 shots in net and improved his season record to 14-3-0 in 20 appearances.
Atlantic Division-leading Manchester halted a brief two-game losing skid and moved to 2-3-0-0 thus far on its season-high nine-game road swing, which continues this upcoming week with a pair of tilts in Charlotte.
Olivier Labelle (1-1-2), Brandon Svendsen, and Justin DiBenedetto all netted regulation goals for the Sound Tigers, who are now winless in five straight games (0-3-2-0) in January on the heels of a three-game winning streak to conclude December.