HAMILTON 5, SYRACUSE 4
Hamilton used four third-period goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit and capture a 5-4 victory over visiting Syracuse on Wednesday at Copps Coliseum.
Five different Bulldogs found the back of the net, paced by Max Pacioretty’s goal and two assists. J.T. Wyman (1-1-2), Kyle Klubertanz (1-1-2), Yannick Weber, and Andrew Conboy also scored on the night.
Hamilton outshot Syracuse by a remarkable 42-12 margin, including 17-4 in the first period and 15-4 in the final frame. ‘Dogs goaltender Robert Mayer surrendered four goals on 12 shots but still picked up his third victory of the season (3-2-1).
The Crunch lost despite receiving a hat trick from rookie forward Kyle Palmieri, who leads Syracuse with five goals and six points through seven games this season. Brandon McMillan had the other Syracuse goal, and Nick Bonino chipped in two assists.
Syracuse’s three-game winning streak and Hamilton’s three-game winless skid (0-0-1-2) both came to an end.
ALBANY 3, HARTFORD 1
Rookie Adam Henrique tallied the eventual game-winning goal on the power play midway through the second period, and Albany went on to a 3-1 road win over Hartford at the XL Center.
The Devils improved to 4-2-0-0 on the season, with two of their four victories coming at the expense of the Wolf Pack.
Patrick Davis opened the scoring for Albany with his first goal of the season early in the middle frame, and defenseman Chris Murray tacked on a late empty-netter, also his first score of the campaign.
The Wolf Pack dipped to 0-3-1-0 in their last four contests.
OKLAHOMA CITY 4, CHICAGO 1
Alexandre Giroux scored twice and added an assist as Oklahoma City cruised past host Chicago by a 4-1 count at Allstate Arena on Wednesday night.
Giroux, who spent half of the 2007-08 season as a member of the Wolves, tallied his team-leading fifth and sixth goals of the year for the Barons, and he also took over the club lead with 11 points in 10 outings.
With the triumph, the Barons were able to avenge a 2-1 home-ice loss to Chicago back on Oct. 10.
Spencer Machacek netted the lone goal for the Wolves, who have just one win in their last four games (1-2-1-0) following a 3-1-0-0 start.
TEXAS 4, ROCKFORD 3 (SO)
Mathieu Tousignant converted in the ninth shootout round to lift Texas past host Rockford by a 4-3 count on Wednesday at the MetroCentre.
Stars forwards Colton Sceviour and Tomas Vincour scored in the first and third rounds, respectively, but they were matched by Rockford rookies Brandon Pirri and Kyle Beach in the first and fourth rounds. The goaltenders then traded saves until Tousignant beat Hannu Toivonen in round nine.
Stars goaltender Brent Krahn stopped 28 of 31 shots through the first 65 minutes, improving his season mark to 5-2.
Toivonen also denied 28 of 31 shots during regulation and overtime but fell to 1-2-2 on the year.