LOWELL 4, BRIDGEPORT 0
Lowell goaltender Mike McKenna made 40 saves for his second shutout in three appearances this season as the Devils cruised past visiting Bridgeport by a 4-0 final on Tuesday night at Tsongas Arena.
McKenna, who joined the Devils organization in the offseason, improved to 2-1-0 on the campaign. He posted a 38-save shutout of Portland in a 4-0 win on Oct. 11 and made 38 more saves in a 4-2 loss at Providence on Oct. 16.
Ex-Sound Tiger Ben Walter posted a goal and an assist to pace the Lowell offense. Both of Walter’s goals this season and four of his six points have come in two games against Bridgeport.
The Sound Tigers have now lost three straight contests since opening the campaign on a franchise-best four-game winning streak.
HAMILTON 4, MANITOBA 1
Hamilton remained unbeaten in regulation this season with a 4-1 win over Manitoba on Tuesday at Copps Coliseum.
Mathieu Darche led the way with two goals for the Bulldogs, who moved to 4-0-1-1 and avenged a 2-1 overtime loss to the Moose a night earlier.
Ryan White and Tommy Pyatt each posted a goal and an assist in the victory, and Brock Trotter chipped in a pair of assists. Bulldogs goaltender Cedrick Desjardins only had to make 14 saves to pick up the win, as his club held a 29-15 advantage in shots.
Matt Pettinger netted the lone goal for the Moose, who moved to 2-2-0-0 on their six-game road trip. Manitoba concludes the junket with visits to Chicago and Milwaukee this weekend.
LAKE ERIE 4, TEXAS 0
Rookie goaltender Trevor Cann pitched a 24-save shutout for his first professional victory as Lake Erie took a 4-0 road decision from Texas at the Cedar Park Center.
Cann, a second-round draft pick (49th overall) by parent-club Colorado in 2007, made 14 saves in the first period and 10 in the third frame. The Monsters held Texas without a single shot in the second period.
The Monsters have won consecutive games for the first time this season, while the Stars saw their four-game points streak (4-0-0-1) come to an end.
TORONTO 3, ABBOTSFORD 1
Christian Hanson shined with a goal and two assists as Toronto took a 3-1 road win over Abbotsford in the opener of a two-game set at the Entertainment & Sports Centre.
Goaltender Adam Munro earned his first victory of the season with 36 saves on 37 shots in net as Toronto brought an end to its three-game winless skid (0-2-1-0).
Rookie Mikael Backlund netted the Heat’s lone goal on the night. Abbotsford suffered its first regulation loss of the campaign (3-1-2-1).
The Marlies and Heat will square off for a rematch on Wednesday night in Abbotsford.