Darren Haydar and Jason Krog were brought to
Krog, whose Bridgeport club lost to the Wolves in the 2002 Calder Cup Finals, opened the scoring on a power play 11:57 into the contest, converting on a 5-on-3 advantage.
Haydar chipped in his two goals in the second period to make it 3-0, and Krog capped his hat trick with two third-period tallies.
Michael Garnett made 28 saves for the shutout. Marek Schwarz stopped 24 shots in defeat.
Jason Jaffray scored twice and Brad Moran added a goal and two assists as
Jaffray scored two of the Moose’s four power-play goals on the game, and Moran found the net for the third time in as many games.
Drew MacIntyre stopped 30 shots for
Erik Westrum had a goal for the Marlies, as did Robbie Earl – his first as a pro.
Sean Burke was victorious in his return to the
Burke, who played five seasons with the
Matt Smaby, Norm Milley and Andy Delmore scored for the Falcons, who built a three-goal lead and held on as the Wolf Pack pressed late for the equalizer.
Marvin Degon and Hugh Jessiman scored for the Pack.
Mark Ardelan scored with left in regulation and
Toby Petersen and Junior Lessard had a goal and an assist each for the Stars, who scored three times in a span of 2:17 late in the first period to take a 3-0 lead.
Bobby Robins had a goal and an assist to pace
Robins, who recorded seven points in 16 games for the Senators after finishing his senior year at UMass-Lowell last spring, broke a 1-1 tie at the mark of the second period. Jeff Heerema, Arttu Luttinen and Grant Potulny also scored for the Senators.
Kelly Guard made 25 saves in the win, allowing only a Darcy Verot goal in the first.
David Gove and Ben Guite scored 83 seconds apart midway through the third period, turning a one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead and propelling
Guite scored twice and
Dan McGillis led the Devils with a goal and two assists.
HERSHEY 7, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 4
Hershey began its Calder Cup championship defense with a four-goal outburst in the third period, paving the way for a 7-4 road win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.
Former Penguin Petr Taticek tied the score at the mark of the final frame, and Matt Hendricks, Chad Wiseman and Alexandre Giroux added tallies to put the game away.
Joey Tenute scored twice and Lawrence Nycholat recorded three assists for the Bears; Jonathan Filewich tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins.
Drew Miller scored his first pro goal and added three assists as
Zenon Konopka opened the scoring 23 seconds into the game and the Pirates never looked back, with Tim Brent making it 2-0 just over four minutes later and Brian Salcido upping the lead to 3-0 at the mark with his own first professional tally.
Seven different Knights found the net and Curtis McElhinney stopped 26 shots as
Dave Moss and Dustin Boyd led the way with a goal and two assists each for the Knights, who were coming off an overtime loss in
Boyd, Andrei Taratukhin, Brett Palin, Ryan Donally and David Van der Gulik all scored their first career AHL goals for
Alexander Radulov, the 15th overall pick in the 2004
Lauri Tukonen scored once in regulation and added the decisive shootout goal as
For the second night in a row, the Sharks forced overtime on a goal in the final minute of regulation. Dan Spang did the honors on Friday; Mathieu Darche was the hero with his second goal of the night on Saturday, scoring with 57 seconds left in the third.
Mathieu Biron added a goal and two assists for
Stefan Liv made 33 saves in his AHL debut, backstopping
Liv, a star in for the last seven seasons, stopped 13 shots in the first period and 10 in each of the last two.
Brendan Brooks had a goal and an assist for the Griffins, while Krys Kolanos and Matt Ellis also scored.
Ben Thomson, who played for Aeros head coach Rob Daum at the