Weekly Notebook: Western Conference

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Darren Haydar extended his scoring streak to 37 games on Wednesday while leading the league in points (76), assists (53) and plus-minus (plus-24)…Brian Sipotz leads all defensemen and ranks second in the league, behind Haydar, with a plus-minus rating of plus-20… In the last five games, the Wolves have tallied 50 percent (10 of 20) of their goals on the power play.
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The Griffins have not allowed a goal in their last two games, shutting out division leaders Hamilton 2-0 on Dec. 30 and Rochester 3-0 on Dec. 31…Kip Miller has tallied four goals and seven points while posting a plus-5 in his last five games for Grand Rapids…Griffins are 3-1-1-0 in their last five games, three of which have been decided by one goal.
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The Bulldogs snapped a three-game winless skid in Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime win over Iowa…Hamilton has had eight of its last nine contests decided by one goal, including four games going past regulation play…Duncan Milroy has matched his total goals output from last season with 16 and is one-point shy of 35 points, his total scoring output of all last season which includes 77 games.
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Wednesday’s 5-3 win against Chicago marked the 200th game in an Aeros’ uniform for right wing Matt Foy, who has 117 points (53g, 64a) in that span…Houston is 4-4 in shootouts this season and remain the only team to not have a game decided in overtime… Mattias Weinhandl has five goals and 11 points in nine games since joining the Aeros on Dec. 14.
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Dan Ellis is 2-0-1 with a 2.70 goals-against average in his last three outings, improving his record to 6-6-1 on the year for Iowa…Joel Lundqvist has six goals, eight points and a plus-6 rating in his last six games for Iowa, before getting recalled to the Dallas Stars…Iowa is 11-8-1-0 on the road this season, scoring an average of 3.25 goals-per game.
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Jason Jaffray has four goals and nine points in his last four games, registering multiple-points in each game for the Moose…Manitoba has earned a point in the standings in each of its last eight games, going 4-0-2-2, with five of the last eight games going past regulation… Brad Moran tallied his third-straight multiple-point game recording a goal and three assists in the Moose’s 6-4 win at home against Rochester.
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The Admirals are 1-2-1-1 in their last five games, four of which have been decided by one goal and two have been decided past regulation…Ramzi Abid leads Milwaukee with six assists and eight points in the last five contests… Leading the Admirals with 39 points in 36 games, Rich Peverley had his 14-game scoring streak end in Milwaukee’s 2-1 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday.
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The Knights earned their 20th win of the season in their 34th game on Sunday, in comparison to last season, Omaha did not win its 20th game until the 52nd game of the 2005-06 season… The Ak-Sar-Ben Knights played to their two largest crowds of the season in back-to-back home games, where they drew a combined 10,207 for games against Iowa on Dec. 29 and Peoria on Dec. 30… Andrei Taratukhin leads Omaha with four goals and has points in his last five games.
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The Rivermen have won their last four games, outscoring opponents 14-7 in that span… Chris Beckford-Tseu has won his last three starts, posting a shutout and a 1.33 goals-against average and .946 save percentage… Trent Whitfield had his eight-game scoring streak, where he registered six goals and 14 points, including four multi-point games, end in Peoria’s 4-3 shootout win on Thursday.
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Clarke MacArthur has six points (3g, 3a) in his last four contests for the Amerks… Rookie center Janis Sprukts has points in seven of his last eight appearances, registering eight assists and 13 points in that span… Amerks are 3-2-0-0 in its last five road games and 2-2-0-0 on its current five-game road trip.
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Center Chris Ferraro set a new San Antonio record by scoring 25 seconds into the Rampage’s 3-2 win over Houston on Dec. 29… Before Saturday’s 6-4 win at Houston, San Antonio’s previous six games were all decided by one goal… Pascal Rheaume has three goals and seven points in his last seven games.
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Mark Hartigan is one goal shy of tying Lonny Bohonos for first with 104 goals on the Crunch’s all-time goals list…Syracuse tallied a season-high eight goals and five power-play tallies in its 8-1 win at Toronto on Tuesday…The Crunch have earned points in five of their last six contests, going 3-1-0-2.
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Marlies netminder Justin Pogge and defenseman Jay Harrison recently returned from Switzerland’s Spengler Cup tournament, where they earned a silver medal, representing Canada at the yearly tournament in Davos… Kris Newbury scored his first National Hockey League goal in the Maple Leafs’ 5-1 win over Boston on Jan. 1… The Marlies went 6-7-2 in December, with all six victories coming on the road.