Brad Tapper scored three goals in his Phantoms debut as Philadelphia rallied for a 6-4 win over Bridgeport at the Wachovia Spectrum on Friday night.
Tapper was playing his first game of the season after beginning the season injured.
The Sound Tigers raced out to an early lead by scoring three times in the first nine minutes of the game. Robert Nilsson, Jeff Tambellini and Steve Regier gave Bridgeport a 3-0 lead before Tapper scored twice to cut Philadelphia’s deficit to 3-2 at the first intermission.
Martin Houle made 21 saves in the third period and 40 in the game for Philadelphia, which won its third in a row.
MILWAUKEE 3, GRAND RAPIDS 2 (OT)
Cal O’Reilly scored 52 seconds into overtime to give Milwaukee a 3-2 win in Grand Rapids.
HAMILTON 6, OMAHA 1
Hamilton scored six unanswered goals over the final 27:38 of the game and rolled to a 6-1 win over Omaha at Copps Coliseum.
Dan Jancevski registered an assist and a plus-5 rating.
WORCESTER 5, SAN ANTONIO 3
Riley Armstrong scored twice to pace Worcester to a 5-3 win over visiting San Antonio on Friday.
Armstrong and Mike Iggulden then scored 14 seconds apart to put Worcester back in front for good.
LOWELL 3, MANCHESTER 2 (SO)
Chris Minard and Dan LaCouture scored in the third period and Lowell scored three times on five shootout attempts to earn a 3-2 win over Manchester.
Jason LaBarbera made 39 saves for the Monarchs but lost for the first time in three trips to the shootout this season.
Frank Doyle (4-4-1) made 31 stops for the Devils.
PROVIDENCE 6, NORFOLK 3
Kris Versteeg had a goal and two assists and Hannu Toivonen made 29 saves in his first AHL appearance of the year as Providence doubled up Norfolk, 6-3.
CHICAGO 7, SYRACUSE 2
Brett Sterling went to Colorado College, but he’s fitting in just fine with his linemates from New Hampshire.
The Wolves have won four straight, scoring 24 goals in those games. Krog (27 pts.) and Haydar (24 pts.) remain the top two scorers in the AHL, and both have points in each of the Wolves’ first 13 games this season.
Chicago scored four power-play goals and one shorthanded marker in the game. The Wolves are 10-for-20 on the man advantage in their last two contests.
PORTLAND 4, SPRINGFIELD 0
Pierre Parenteau and Zenon Konopka had a goal and two assists each as Portland easily defeated Springfield, 4-0.
The Pirates finished with a 43-18 edge in shots.
ROCHESTER 4, BINGHAMTON 2
Michael Ryan scored twice and Daniel Paille broke a 2-2 tie with 3:25 gone in the third period as Rochester defeated Binghamton, 4-2.
The Amerks improved to 11-1-0-0 on the season, while the Senators lost for the sixth time in their last seven outings.
HOUSTON 3, IOWA 1
Josh Harding continued to stymie Iowa, making 48 saves to lead Houston to a 3-1 win over the Stars on Friday.
Harding stopped 38 of 40 shots in the Aeros’ win over Iowa on Thursday.
Dan Ellis recorded 26 saves in the loss for the Stars.
ALBANY 3, PEORIA 1
Ben Guite broke a tie with a second-period goal and Tyler Weiman made 27 saves as Albany defeated Peoria, 3-1, at Carver Arena.
Magnus Kahnberg scored the lone goal for Peoria.
HERSHEY 4, MANITOBA 2
Matt Hendricks scored in the final minute of the first period and Dave Steckel found the net in the first minute of the second, sending Hershey on its way to a 4-2 win over Manitoba in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
Frederic Cassivi made 22 saves for Hershey.
Lee Goren led the Moose with a goal and an assist.