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Sun. roundup: Monster Mash in Providence

Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

WORCESTER 6, PROVIDENCE 1
Second-year pro Brandon Mashinter, who entered the day with three points in eight games, racked up a goal and three assists to pace Worcester past Providence by a 6-1 count on Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the Sharks’ second win over the Bruins in as many days.

Worcester, which earned a 2-1 overtime decision at home on Saturday, moved over .500 for the first time this season at 4-3-1-1.

Mashinter assisted on goals by Benn Ferriero – his team-leading seventh of the year – Tommy Wingels, and defenseman Sean Sullivan before scoring one of his own in the game’s closing minute.

Wingels finished with two goals and an assist on the afternoon, and Andrew Desjardins rounded out Worcester’s offense. Sullivan, a Boston native, scored his first goal in a Sharks uniform.

Dan DaSilva chipped in three assists in the winning effort, and Sharks rookie goaltender Carter Hutton made 37 saves on 38 shots for his first victory of the season.

Rookie Joe Colborne, drafted 16th overall by Boston in 2008, tallied his first professional goal for the Bruins. Providence dropped to 2-5-1-1 on the year.

LAKE ERIE 2, MANITOBA 0
Lake Erie struck for a pair of third-period goals and Jason Bacashihua made them stand up as the Monsters collected a 2-0 win over visiting Manitoba at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday, avenging a 6-3 loss to the Moose two nights earlier.

The teams played scoreless hockey until 13:13 of the third period, when rookie defenseman Joel Chouinard nabbed his first professional goal to give Lake Erie a 1-0 lead.

Julian Talbot, who assisted on the Chouinard goal, then sealed the victory with an empty-net tally in the closing seconds.

Bacashihua turned aside all 19 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the year and move to .500 overall at 3-3-1. Coupled with their 4-1 win in Toronto on Saturday, the Monsters (5-5-0-1) have now won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Manitoba continues its seven-game road trip on Tuesday and Wednesday in Hamilton.

HERSHEY 7, MANCHESTER 3
Hershey scored four times before the game was 16 minutes old and rolled to a 7-3 win over visiting Manchester on Sunday before 10,502 fans at the Giant Center.

It marked the teams’ first meeting since the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, won by the Bears in six games en route to the Calder Cup title.

Keith Aucoin and Andrew Gordon each recorded a goal and two assists to pace the Bears’ offense. Aucoin continues to lead the AHL with 19 points overall (5-14-19) in 10 games, while Gordon is tied for third with 15 points (7-8-15).

Brian Willsie (1-1-2), Boyd Kane, Jay Beagle, Mathieu Perreault, and defenseman Zach Miskovic all chipped in goals for Hershey, which matched its highest offensive output of the season thus far.

Bears goaltender Todd Ford stopped 27 of 30 shots to earn his first win in a Hershey uniform.

Forward Corey Elkins joined defensemen Viatcheslav Voynov (1-1-2) and Alec Martinez in scoring for the Monarchs, and Justin Azevedo had two assists.

Manchester suffered its first regulation loss since a 3-1 setback vs. Springfield on Oct. 17.

HOUSTON 4, TEXAS 2
Ex-Texas forward Warren Peters collected a goal and an assist to help Houston double up the Stars, 4-2, on Sunday at the Toyota Center.

Peters, who scored an AHL career-high 20 goals as a member of the Stars’ Western Conference championship team last season, notched his first goal of the 2010-11 campaign for Houston.

Defenseman Kris Fredheim scored his first professional goal to kick off the game’s scoring, and with the score tied 2-2 early in the third period, the Aeros received markers from Carson McMillan and defenseman Nate Prosser to take the victory.

Marco Scandella recorded two assists for Houston, and goaltender Anton Khudobin earned the win with 34 saves on 36 shots.

The Aeros (4-5-1-0) swept their home-and-home set with the Stars and have won consecutive games for the first time since beating Oklahoma City twice to begin the year.

Francis Wathier and Mathieu Tousignant scored for the Stars, who totaled just three goals in the two games this weekend.