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Sunday roundup: Milwaukee sweeps Aeros

Sunday’s AHL Boxscores

MILWAUKEE 2, HOUSTON 1 (OT)
Cal O’Reilly scored 2:39 into overtime to lift Milwaukee to a 2-1 road win over Houston at the Toyota Center on Sunday. Admirals rookie goaltender Chet Pickard made 25 saves on 26 shots to pick up the victory, improving to 3-2-0 on the season.

The Admirals grabbed a 1-0 first-period lead when Ryan Jones scored at 4:19, with Dave Scatchard and O’Reilly picking up assists.

Houston’s Petr Kalus tallied the equalizer with just three seconds to play in the second frame, and neither side scored in the third period.

Wacey Rabbit picked up the lone assist on O’Reilly’s overtime winner. O’Reilly registered his fourth goal of the season and has now found the scoresheet in five of his last six outings (4-8-12).

Milwaukee swept a two-game set from the Aeros this weekend and has captured back-to-back victories for just the second time this season.

PROVIDENCE 5, MANCHESTER 4
Providence netted a trio of third-period goals to rally past visiting Manchester by a 5-4 count on Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The Bruins overcame deficits of 3-0 and 4-2 and eventually garnered the game-winning tally off the stick of defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk – his first goal of the season – with just 48 seconds to play in regulation.

Adam McQuaid’s second goal of the game cut Providence’s deficit to 4-3 at 7:43 of the third period, and Kirk MacDonald tied it just 51 seconds later, setting the stage for Bodnarchuk’s game-winner.

Jamie Arniel also scored for the Bruins, and Brad Marchand (0-3-3) and Guillaume Lefebvre (0-2-2) each contributed multiple assists on the night.

Providence goaltender Dany Sabourin emerged with the victory after making 21 saves on 25 shots.

Brandon Segal registered three points for the Monarchs (1-2-3), who also received markers from Bud Holloway and Corey Elkins. Defenseman David Kolomatis chipped in two assists in the loss.

CHICAGO 3, TEXAS 1
Tim Stapleton netted a power play goal at 5:22 of the third period, snapping a 1-1 deadlock and sending Chicago on its way to a 3-1 win over visiting Texas before 7,736 fans at Allstate Arena.

Stapleton, who scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season, converted the Wolves’ lone power play opportunity of the afternoon.

Brett Sterling sealed the victory with an empty-net tally at 17:50 of the third frame, helping the Wolves improve to 9-3-0-0 in their last 12 games.

Texas grabbed a 1-0 first-period lead on a Francis Wathier strike at 7:56, but the Wolves pulled even when Anthony Stewart scored 7:23 into the second period.

Chicago goaltender Drew MacIntyre earned the victory with 14 saves in net. The Stars’ Brent Krahn made 22 saves but saw his personal 10-game winning streak come to an end.

WORCESTER 3, NORFOLK 2
Ex-Admiral Mathieu Curadeau scored his first goal of the season, and it proved to be the game-winner as Worcester edged Norfolk by a 3-2 count on Sunday at the DCU Center.

John McCarthy and Cory Quirk also scored for the Sharks, and goaltender Alex Stalock earned the victory with 28 saves in net. Worcester (10-10-0-1) captured its second 3-2 victory in as many days on the heels of a seven-game losing skid.

Matt Syroczynski and Blair Jones netted goals for the Admirals, and Radek Smolenak assisted on both markers.

Norfolk dropped its third straight game and is now 2-4-1-0 on its eight-game road swing, which concludes on Wednesday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

TORONTO 3, LAKE ERIE 2 (SO)
Toronto rallied from two goals down in the third period and then prevailed in a shootout over visiting Lake Erie, 3-2, on Sunday at Ricoh Coliseum.

After a scoreless opening period, the Monsters grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second period on goals by Chris Durno and Brian Willsie, the latter on the power play.

But Toronto’s Alex Foster netted a power play marker of his own at 1:17 of the third frame, and Jiri Tlusty followed with the equalizer just 1:35 later.

The game remained scoreless through the remainder of regulation and overtime. Tlusty and Viktor Stalberg converted on the Marlies’ first two shootout tries, and goaltender James Reimer denied all four of Lake Erie’s attempts.

Reimer, a rookie, made 30 saves through the first 65 minutes and improved to 5-1-1 on the campaign.

The Monsters dropped to 1-5-0-2 in their last eight outings.