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Sunday roundup: Krahn stonewalls Rampage

Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

TEXAS 2, SAN ANTONIO 0
Texas extended its points streak to 11 games (8-0-2-1) on Sunday with a 2-0 road win over San Antonio at the AT&T Center. Stars goaltender Brent Krahn made a season-high 44 saves for his second consecutive shutout.

Krahn, who posted a 32-save shutout of Rockford on Friday, earned his third whitewash overall and improved to 8-1-0 on the campaign.

Warren Peters snapped a scoreless deadlock with a power play goal at 18:41 of the third period, and rookie Sergei Korostin added an empty-netter in the closing minute of regulation.

Texas has not lost in regulation since a 4-0 setback to Lake Erie at the Cedar Park Center on Oct. 20, and the Stars pace the West Division at 12-2-2-2 overall.

The Rampage are now winless in nine straight games (0-7-1-1).

SPRINGFIELD 6, ALBANY 2
Springfield racked up a season-high six goals and cruised to a 6-2 win over visiting Albany on Sunday at the MassMutual Center.

The Falcons went 3-for-3 on the power play, receiving man advantage markers from Chad Wiseman (1-1-2), Charles Linglet, and Viacheslav Trukhno (1-1-2).

Bryan Lerg netted a pair of goals in the victory, Geoff Paukovich also scored, and Bill Thomas and defenseman Cody Wild each chipped in a pair of assists.

Springfield goaltender Devan Dubnyk earned the victory with 32 saves on 34 shots in net.

Defenseman Brett Carson and captain Pat Dwyer tallied goals for the River Rats.

PROVIDENCE 5, WORCESTER 3
A three-goal third period lifted Providence to a 5-3 road win over Worcester at the DCU Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins grabbed a 2-0 lead after the opening 20 minutes on goals by Jamie Arniel (1-1-2) and Jeff LoVecchio. But Worcester battled back in the second frame, as defenseman Danny Groulx scored just 43 seconds in and Steven Zalewski followed at the 16:13 mark.

Mikko Lehtonen put Providence back on top 5:10 into the middle frame, only to see Zalewski tie it once more at 18:20.

But Bruins forward Drew Larman scored just seven seconds after Zalewski’s goal to five his club the lead for good. LoVecchio sealed Providence’s victory with an empty-netter in the closing minute.

Providence goaltender Dany Sabourin earned the victory with 27 saves in net, helping the Bruins finish 2-1-0-0 on a weekend that took them to Syracuse and Lowell before the finale in central Massachusetts.

The reeling Sharks have lost five straight games and dropped to .500 on the season at 8-8-0-1.

BRIDGEPORT 5, PORTLAND 4 (OT)
Bridgeport captain Mark Wotton registered the overtime game-winner to give the Sound Tigers a 5-4 victory over visiting Portland on Sunday at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

Jesse Joensuu, Michael Haley (1-1-2), Tomas Marcinko, and defenseman Brett Westgarth also scored for the Sound Tigers, who brought a 4-2 lead into the third period.

Portland battled back to tie it on goals just 1:08 apart by Jeff Cowan and rookie Travis Turnbell, but the Pirates still fell to 6-10-1-0 on the campaign. Cowan also registered a first-period goal for Portland, and two-time AHL All-Star Mark Mancari also found the back of the net.

Wotton’s overtime winner was assisted by Sean Bentivoglio and Trevor Smith, and Sound Tigers goaltender Nathan Lawson made 27 saves in the winning effort.

Bridgeport earned a point in all three games this weekend (2-0-0-1) on the heels of a five-game losing skid.

CHICAGO 2, HOUSTON 1
Spencer Machacek’s power play goal at 17:18 of the second period proved to be the game-winner as Chicago eked out a 2-1 road win over Houston before 7,946 fans at the Toyota Center.

The resurgent Wolves captured their season-high third straight win and improved to 7-2-0-1 in 10 games since former Calder Cup-winning coach Don Lever took over behind the bench.

Jason Krog also netted a goal for Chicago, and goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 26 of 27 saves to pick up his first victory of the season.

Nathan Smith potted a power play goal for the Aeros, who have managed just two goals in two games since posting a 6-0 win at Lake Erie on Friday.