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Wednesday roundup: Tokarski blanks Pens

Wednesday’s AHL Boxscores

NORFOLK 2, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 0
Rookie goaltender Dustin Tokarski made 26 saves for his second shutout of the season as Norfolk took a 2-0 win over visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday at the Scope.

Tokarski, who blanked Manchester in his second outing of the season on Oct. 10, moved above .500 at 9-8-0 on the campaign.

The teams were scoreless through more than half the game before Admirals forward Mark Parrish finally broke the deadlock at 12:48 of the second period. Brandon Bochenski and defenseman Scott Jackson earned assists on Parrish’s seventh goal of the season.

Bochenski then added an insurance marker midway through the third frame, moving into a tie for the league lead with his 15th goal of the season. Defenseman Ty Wishart earned the lone helper.

Norfolk improved to 2-1-0-0 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and has now won back-to-back games overall for the first time since Nov. 17-18.

The Penguins have dropped three straight contests and fell back to .500 for the season at 13-13-1-1.

HOUSTON 2, SAN ANTONIO 1 (OT)
Defenseman Maxim Noreau scored 4:24 into overtime as Houston emerged with a 2-1 win over visiting San Antonio on Wednesday at the Toyota Center.

Rookie Chad Rau and veteran Andy Hilbert earned assists on Noreau’s goal, which was his sixth of the season and second in overtime. He also netted an extra-session goal on Nov. 28 in a 2-1 win at Toronto.

After a scoreless first period, Trevor Gillies put the Aeros on top at 9:34 of the middle stanza. That 1-0 advantage held until Rampage forward Mikkel Boedker tied it 10:01 into the third period.

Aeros goaltender Wade Dubielewicz earned the victory with 26 saves, while San Antonio’s Justin Pogge made 36 saves in the losing effort.

The Rampage are now winless in five straight contests (0-4-1-0).