Weekly Notebook: Western Conference

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Darren Haydar had two goals and assists in three games last week into this week’s action, making it 13 straight games with an assist and extended his scoring streak to 24 games, a franchise record and the longest in the AHL in 12 years … Jason Krog recorded two goals on the weekend and another two assists on Tuesday to extend his scoring streak to 23 games, while leading the league with 19 goals and 49 points … Rookie defenseman Boris Valabik was a plus-4 last week tying him for the league lead with a plus-16 rating.
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Griffins handed the AHL’s top team (Rochester) their first consecutive losses of 2006-07 with a 4-2 win on Friday and 4-1 win the following night. They became the only team to beat the Amerks twice thus far in the season…Darryl Bootland has recorded goals in five of his last six games helping the Griffins go 4-1-0-1 in that span…Assisting on Bootland’s goal on Saturday gave Grand Rapids center Kip Miller his 1,100 point of his professional career.
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Andrei Kostitsyn scored three goals in three games last week, including two in the shootout, one being the game winner against Grand Rapids in a 3-2 decision on Wednesday…Mathieu Roy also tallied three goals in three games becoming the leading defenseman on the Bulldogs with 14 points (5g, 9a) and ranks third in the AHL with a plus-15 rating …Jaroslav Halak earned the Rbk X-Pulse/AHL goaltender of the month honors leading the league with a 1.46 GAA, .951 save percentage and four shutouts.
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Aeros defenseman Peter Ratchuk has registered six assists and eight points in his last nine games…The Aeros currently rank second in the league on the penalty kill at 87.3 percent, killing off 137 of 157 penalties…Netminder Josh Harding leads the league with 1,287 minutes played and ranks second with 601 saves in 655 shots faced thus far.
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Stars completed their six-game road trip on Friday, going .500 (3-3-0-0) in that span …Junior Lessard (9g, 12a), Marty Sertich (8g, 13a) and Joel Lundqvist (7g, 14a) are tied for the team lead with 21 points each… Defenseman Mark Ardelan is tied for second in the league, scoring all four of his goals on the power play, he currently leads the Stars defense with 12 points in 24 games.
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Brad Moran tallied three assists and five points in four games for the Moose last week, getting the helper in overtime for a 5-4 win at Hershey on Nov. 29…The Moose rank fifth in the league on the penalty kill, allowing just four goals in the last 26 chances, and standing at going 139-for-160 (86.9 percent) on the pk this season … In the last five games, Manitoba has scored seven of its 13 goals in the third period.
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The Admirals enter the week .500 (4-4-0-0) on its current ten-game road trip, winning all four games in extra sessions…Rich Peverley led Milwaukee with five points (1g, 4a) in his last five games while scoring the game winner for a 4-3 win at Albany on Dec. 3, in which all four goals were scored on the man advantage…Behind the bench, head coach Claude Noel earned his 150th career win as coach of the Milwaukee Admirals in the win at Albany.
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Netminder Curtis McElhinney has won his last two starts, posting a shutout and a 0.50 GAA and a .980 save percentage…Defenseman Richie Regehr has scored in four straight games, recording a pair of goals and five points while posting a plus-5 in that span…Dustin Boyd is tied at second place in rookie scoring with 24 points (10g, 14a).
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Charles Linglet is on a four-game scoring streak, registering four goals and seven points and a plus-4 rating in that span…The Rivermen remain hot, winning their last five tilts and registering points in their last nine games, going 7-0-1-1…Marek Schwarz has won his last five starts and ranks fifth in the league with a 2.28 GAA and has not suffered a loss since Nov. 11.
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Clarke MacArthur leads the Americans, who lost back-to-back games for the first time this season, with five points, all assists, in the last five games…Defenseman Brandon Smith leads the Amerks defense with a goal and three assists on the road and the team with a plus-5 rating…Rochester ranks third in the league in goals-against per game at 2.57.
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Yanick Lehoux is currently on a seven-game scoring streak where he has five goal and 10 points…David LeNeveu, who recently returned from a stint in with the Phoenix Coyotes, stopped a season high 55 shots in a 5-4 loss to Chicago…Bryan Helmer returned to action on Nov. 30 from an injury and recorded an assist in all three goals for a 3-2 win over Omaha.
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Joe Motzko recorded three goals and five points in three games in last week’s action, extending his six game scoring streak where he has eight points (4g, 4a)…Rookie center Trevor Frischmon earned his first point as a pro, registering an assist in the Crunch’s 4-2 win at Toronto…Crunch center Ben Simon played his 300th career AHL game last Saturday.
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Jean-Francois Racine went 2-0-0-1 last week, while Kris Newbury added two multiple-point games for the Marlies, scoring a goal and an assist on Friday and two helpers on Sunday…Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo recorded an assist in all three games he played in last week…Defenseman Jaime Sifers scored his first professional goal in the Marlies 3-2 win over Hamilton on Friday.