Weekly Notebook: Western Conference

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Cory Larose scored an AHL career-high five points in back-to-back games, marking the first time in Wolves history a player has posted consecutive five-point games…Darren Haydar has scored in every game this season, registering points in 29-straight games, and is two games shy of matching the AHL record for most consecutive games with a point held by Mike Richard of Binghamton, who scored in 31-straight games…Brett Sterling has scored 22 goals in his last 17 games, nine of which are multi-goal games, while his 26 goals is a Wolves record by a rookie.
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Rookie Ryan Keller leads the Griffins with three goals in the last four games… In the Admirals last five contests, they have recorded over 50 percent of its goals in the first period (8 of 14)…Kip Miller leads Grand Rapids with eight points, all of which are assists, in the last ten games.
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Bulldogs are 3-1-0-0 on their current six-game road trip and have won their last three games outscoring opponents 14-5…Andrei Kostitsyn leads Hamilton with 11 points (3g, 8a) in his last four games, registering multiple points in three of those contests…Jaroslav Halak is 4-2-0 on the road for Hamilton, posting two shutouts and a 1.73 GAA.
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The Aeros are 11-4-0-2 when scoring three goals or more, and just 1-10-0-1 when scoring two goals or fewer in 2006-07…Right wing Mattias Weinhandl scored his first goal with Houston on his first shot in Houston’s 3-1 win over San Antonio on Thursday…Josh Harding stopped 79 of 81 shots in his last two starts, posting a 1.00 GAA and a .975 save percentage giving the Aeros two straight wins.
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Junior Lessard tallied two goals, snapping a six-game scoreless skid, in the Stars’ 5-3 win at Peoria on Dec. 15… Tobias Stephan made a season-high 46 saves on 49 shots to backstop the Stars win on Friday, ending their five-game losing streak…Joel Lundqvist has a pair of goals and assists for four points in his last four tilts.
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Brad Moran and Jesse Schultz each have four points (2g, 2a) against Hamilton as the Moose face off against their division rivals in the next three games…Drew MacIntyre is 2-1-0 in his last three appearances, posting a 1.33 GAA and a .957 save percentage in that span…In December, Manitoba has scored 46.9 percent of their goals with the man advantage (15 of 32).
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The Admirals are on a three-game winning streak, defeating their opponents in three consecutive nights…Milwaukee is unbeaten in regulation in its last eight tilts, five of which have been decided in overtime or shootouts…Karl Goehring is 3-0-2 in his last five appearances, posting a 1.98 GAA and stopping 123 of 133 shots for a .925 save percentage in that span.
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Rookie left wing David Van der Gulik scored two short-handed goals in the Knights’ 3-1 win over Iowa on Saturday and becomes the first player in team history to score two short hand tallies in one game…Curtis McElhinney is 5-1-0 in December, recording a pair of shutouts and a 1.61 GAA with a .938 save percentage on the month…Carsen Germyn has three goals and five points for the Knights in his last five games.
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Rookie netminder Marek Schwarz made his National Hockey League debut with the St. Louis Blues, stopping 21 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Dec. 12…Peter Sejna leads the Rivermen in December with eight assists and 12 points in eight contests…The Rivermen, who face Grand Rapids twice this week, are a perfect 2-0-0-0 against the Griffins this year, outscoring them 7-3.
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Clarke MacArthur (2g, 8a) and Janis Sprukts (3g, 7a) who were just called up to the Buffalo Sabres, each have 10 points in the last five Amerks contests… Drew Stafford leads Rochester with six goals and 11 points in his last five games…In December, the Amerks have scored 17 of their 32 goals (53 percent) in the third period.
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Donald MacLean is on a six-game scoring streak for the Rampage, registering four goals and six points in that span…The last three San Antonio wins have come in either overtime or shootout, the last Rampage regulation win came on Nov. 21…Yanick Lehoux leads the Rampage with five goals and seven points in the month of December.
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Defenseman Marc Methot is three games shy of 100 career AHL games, all of which have been with the Crunch…Andrew Murray and Geoff Platt lead the Crunch with four points (2g, 2a) in the last five contests…Joe Motzko continues to lead the Crunch in December with four goals and seven points on the month.
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Erik Westrum recorded points in each of the Marlies’ three road games this past weekend, tallying a goal and five assists…Marlies netminder Justin Pogge won consecutive games for the first time in his career, posting a win at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday and Hershey on Saturday…In the last five tilts, the Marlies have recorded 50 percent (8 of 16) of their goals on the power play.