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Sunday roundup: Bears torch ‘Pack, 9-2

Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

HERSHEY 9, HARTFORD 2
Andrew Gordon (pictured) and Steve Pinizzotto each registered two goals and an assist, and Hershey scored an AHL season-high nine times in all en route to a 9-2 victory over Hartford on Sunday before 7,302 fans at the Giant Center.

Hershey outscored the Wolf Pack by a combined total of 15-2 in sweeping the clubs’ two-game season series, having already taken a 6-0 win in Hartford on Oct. 30.

The Bears entered the first intermission with a 3-0 lead on Sunday and then struck six times in the second period alone, matching the league’s season high for goals in a period.

Kyle Wilson also had three points (1-2-3) for the Bears, while Chris Bourque and Andrew Joudrey each tallied a goal and an assist. Gavin Morgan and defenseman Michael Dubuc rounded out the Hershey offense, and Keith Aucoin joined defensemen Patrick McNeill and Grant McNeill in contributing two helpers.

Bears goaltender Michal Neuvirth earned the victory with 23 saves on 25 shots between the pipes.

Jordan Owens (shorthanded) and Dane Byers (power play) each tallied special-teams goals for the Wolf Pack, and AHL leading scorer Corey Locke assisted on both.

Hartford dropped three consecutive road games on the weekend and fell to 0-3-1-1 in its last five outings overall.

MANCHESTER 6, LOWELL 5
Rookie Dwight King tallied his first career AHL goal with just 19 seconds left in regulation, breaking a 5-5 tie and sending Manchester to a 6-5 road win over Lowell at Tsongas Arena.

Fellow rookie Corey Elkins picked up his third assist of the night on the game-winner, as the Monarchs won their third in a row and moved to 6-1-0-0 in their last seven outings.

David Meckler scored twice for the Monarchs, defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov had a goal and an assist, and Manchester also received markers from defensemen Alec Martinez and Patrick Mullen. Gabe Gauthier also registered three assists on the afternoon.

Monarchs goaltender Jonathan Bernier picked up the victory with 28 saves despite matching a season high by surrendering five goals.

Tim Sestito racked up a game-high four points (2-2-4) in the losing effort for the Devils. Matt Halischuk put up a goal and two helpers, while Patrick Davis and Michael Swift also found the back of the net.

ADIRONDACK 3, SPRINGFIELD 2 (OT)
Danny Syvret’s first goal of the season came with just 1.6 seconds left in overtime, lifting Adirondack to a 3-2 road victory over Springfield on Sunday at the MassMutual Center.

Syvret, who had a career-high 12 goals and 57 points with Adirondack last season, was playing in his sixth AHL game of the year after beginning the campaign with parent-club Philadelphia.

Stefan Legein netted an unassisted goal late in the first period to put the Phantoms on top, and Krys Kolanos extended the lead on the power play 18:10 into the second.

But Falcons forward Chad Wiseman cut the deficit in half just 1:33 later, and defenseman Chris Armstrong tallied the equalizer on the power play with 3:11 to play in regulation.

Phantoms goaltender Nic Riopel held on to collect the victory, finishing with 31 saves in net.

WORCESTER 3, PORTLAND 2 (SO)
Benn Ferriero, Ryan Vesce, and Steven Zalewski all tallied shootout goals as Worcester stayed hot with a 3-2 win over visiting Portland at the DCU Center.

Andrew Desjardins and Dan DaSilva notched regulation markers for the Sharks, and DaSilva added an assist for a two-point showing.

Worcester rookie goaltender Alex Stalock made 30 saves through the first 65 minutes before denying Mark Mancari, Nathan Gerbe, and Paul Byron in the shootout. The Sharks extended their points streak to seven games (7-0-0-1) on the heels of losing seven straight in regulation.

Mancari tallied both regulation goals for the Pirates, giving him a team-leading 11 markers (11-12-23) for the season.

ALBANY 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Albany struck for three goals in the third period and captured a 4-1 win over visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Times Union Center on Sunday.

River Rats forward Jerome Samson broke a 1-1 tie at 8:17 of the third frame, and Bryan Rodney (16:13) and Nicolas Blanchard (19:24) tacked on insurance markers.

Albany captain Pat Dwyer and the Penguins’ Eric Tangradi traded goals in the first period. Dwyer, whose 11 goals are tied with Samson for the team lead, scored just 36 seconds after the opening face-off.

Justin Peters made 24 saves in net for the River Rats, who have won four straight games and have a point in six straight (5-0-1-0).

MANITOBA 4, ROCKFORD 3
Manitoba jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two periods but then had to hold on for a 4-3 road win over Rockford on Sunday at the MetroCentre.

The teams combined for six power play goals on the afternoon, with each side garnering three. Moose rookie Sergei Shirokov scored at even strength 16:50 into the contest, and Manitoba received second-period man-advantage goals from Brian Salcido and Guillaume Desbiens.

Jack Skille brought the IceHogs within one with a pair of goals less than five minutes apart early in the third frame, but Aaron Rome notched the eventual game-winner marker for the Moose at 7:15.

Rockford’s Kyle Greentree closed out the scoring in the game’s final minute, giving him six goals in his last seven games.

Moose goaltender Cory Schneider earned the victory with 23 saves between the pipes.

TEXAS 4, SAN ANTONIO 1
Texas rebounded from an early 1-0 deficit to post a 4-1 road win over San Antonio at the AT&T Center on Sunday.

Mathieu Beaudoin, Tyler Shelast, Warren Peters, and Francis Wathier all tallied goals for the Stars. Shelast’s marker, which came unassisted, broke a 1-1 tie at 8:56 of the third period.

Perttu Lindgren chipped in two assists in the victory, and 22-year-old Texas goaltender Richard Bachman made 33 saves to pick up the win in his AHL debut.

The Stars swept a three-games-in-three-days stretch on the road this weekend, their longest winning streak since a season-high five-game run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7.

The Rampage initially took a 1-0 lead when Joel Perrault scored on the power play 7:53 into the tilt for his 10th goal of the season.

ROCHESTER 2, ABBOTSFORD 1
Rochester scored two goals in less than four minutes to erase a 1-0 deficit and come away with a 2-1 road win over Abbotsford on Sunday at the Entertainment & Sports Centre.

The Americans (19-5-1-0) earned a split of the teams’ two-game set in British Columbia and avoided what would have been a third straight loss.

The game was scoreless through the first two periods before Heat forward Brett Sutter finally broke the deadlock at 7:27 of the third frame. But the Amerks’ Ville Koistinen tied it at 11:04 with his first goal of the season, and Michal Repik tallied the game-winner unassisted at 14:48.

Rochester goaltender Ryan Mior earned the victory with 30 saves on 31 shots in net.