Western Conference notebook

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At 6-0-1-0, Chicago is one of two AHL teams yet to lose in regulation this season… Last Saturday’s 1-0 overtime loss to Milwaukee was the first time in seven games that the Wolves did not post at least one power play goal… Chicago currently ranks ninth in power play percentage at 18.6% (11-for-59)… Saturday’s loss also snapped goaltender Fred Brathwaite’s personal four-game winning streak… The Wolves, in the midst of a seven-game road swing, play their only game of the weekend on Friday at Quad City in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
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Grand Rapids is off to its second-best road start in team history at 5-0-0-0, behind only a 7-0-0-0 mark to kick off the 2004-05 campaign… Brett Engelhardt’s six-game points streak (2-4-6) was snapped in Sunday’s 7-1 loss to Peoria… In addition to Engelhardt, two other players have notched a point in six of Grand Rapids’ eight games thus far – team points leader Mark Cullen (2-6-8) and leading goal-scorer Carl Corazzini (4-3-7).
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Rookie winger Sergei Kostitsyn notched six points (1-5-6) in three games last week and brings a four-game points streak (1-6-7) into this weekend’s play… Jonathan Ferland has a goal in three of his last four games (3-1-4) and leads the team overall with five on the season (5-2-7)… Goaltender Jaroslav Halak turned aside 72 of the 76 shots he faced in two games last week, posting save percentage of .947… Marvin Degon’s 32 shots on goal in nine games are good for second in the league among defensemen.
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So far on the season, the Aeros are 2-1-0-0 against intra-state rival San Antonio and 0-4-1-0 against the rest of the league… Aaron Voros tallied the team’s first two-goal game of the campaign in last Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the Rampage… Erik Reitz has a goal in two straight games (2-2-4) and three of his last four (3-2-5)… The Aeros welcome Lake Erie to the Toyota Center for a pair of games this weekend, marking the teams’ first-ever clashes.
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Toby Petersen paced the Stars’ offense in the season’s first month with 13 points (4-9-13)… His nine assists are tied for third-most in the league… Janos Vas’ game-winning goal in Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over Milwaukee was his first non-power play goal of the campaign after his first two tallies came with the man-advantage… Second-year pro Chris Conner is second on the team thus far with nine points (3-6-9) and has also posted a +4 rating in 11 games.
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After going 0-6-0-0 in a season-opening stretch that saw them play five home games, the Monsters are 2-0-0-0 to start a four-game road swing… Their only game last week was a 3-2 win at Iowa on Saturday… Eric Healey posted a goal and an assist in that contest and now has a goal in two of his last three outings (3-1-4)… David Jones has lit the lamp in consecutive games (2-0-2) and has a point in four straight (2-2-4)…
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The Moose began a three-game road stretch with a 3-2 shootout win at Quad City on Halloween night… Rookie Pierre-Cedric Labrie had his four-game points streak (3-3-6) snapped in the victory… Manitoba’s penalty-killing unit has killed off 15 of 16 shorthanded situations over the team’s past three games, including all 11 in a two-game home set with Rockford last week… The Moose visit the IceHogs this Saturday, preceded by a trip to Milwaukee on Friday.
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The Admirals’ last two games have ended in 1-0 scores, as they took an overtime victory in Chicago last Saturday and were defeated in regulation by Iowa on Tuesday… The loss to the Stars snapped Milwaukee’s five-game winning streak… Milwaukee has netted one more shorthanded goal (five) than the number of power play goals they have allowed (four)… Cal O’Reilly has notched three shorthanded tallies by himself, more than 24 teams have scored to this point.
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The Rivermen have killed off all 22 shorthanded situations they have faced on the road… Peoria’s seven-goal attack in a 7-1 win at Grand Rapids was the most they have scored this season… The franchise has notched eight goals in a game twice, most recently this past Apr. 3 in an 8-2 win at Houston… Charles Linglet has tallied a point in six straight games (1-5-6) and leads the club with nine on the season (1-8-9)… Jean-Guy Trudel sports a three-game points streak (1-2-3)… Peoria does not play this weekend and will end an eight-day layoff with a contest at Iowa on Tuesday.
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Quad City is winless in its last three (0-2-0-1) and is just 1-4-0-2 since an opening-night win over Rockford… The team’s 3-2 shootout loss to Manitoba on Wednesday began a stretch that sees the Flames play 17 games in 32 days, their busiest stretch of the season… Defenseman Tim Hambly leads Quad City with seven points (3-4-7) and has recorded at least one in each of the Flames’ first four road games.
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Clarke MacArthur is on a four-game points streak (4-4-8) and is second in the league with 14 points overall (5-9-14)… Winger Rob Globke has points in three straight outings (1-2-3)… The Americans have dropped two straight and are just 1-6-0-1 in their last eight contests… Rochester plays a home-and-home with Grand Rapids on Thursday and Friday before welcoming Hamilton to the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday.
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Rockford goaltender Wade Flaherty’s personal 12-game winning streak ended last Friday in a 3-2 loss to Manitoba, for whom he won the first nine games of the streak last season… Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had his six-game points streak (2-5-7) come to an end in that same game… After going 5-3-1-0 on their season-opening nine-game road swing, the IceHogs play their first home game as a member of the AHL on Friday against San Antonio.
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The Rampage’s 5-3 win over Syracuse on Wednesday improved them to 5-0-0-1 when they score the game’s first goal… San Antonio is winless (0-3-0-1) when it allows the first marker… Joel Perrault (1-3-4) and Yanick Lehoux (1-2-3) are each riding three-game points streaks… Goaltender Josh Tordjman finished October with a 5-0-0 record, and he allowed only one goal in four of his six games during the month… The Rampage play three road games in three days this weekend, beginning with a Friday tilt at Rockford and continuing with back-to-back contests at Quad City.
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Joakim Lindstrom earned an assist in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss at San Antonio to extend his AHL season-high points streak to 10 games (6-5-11)… Rookie center Derick Brassard picked up a total of four assists in the Crunch’s two-game trip to Texas this past week, and he now leads all AHL skaters with 16 points (4-12-16) in 12 games… Syracuse concludes its four-game road swing with visits to Hamilton and Binghamton this Friday and Saturday, respectively.
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The Marlies (7-0-0-1) are one of two AHL teams without a regulation loss, with Chicago being the other… It took Toronto 19 games to reach 15 standings points last season… David Ling (3-10-13) and Derrick Walser (6-6-12) each have recorded a point in all eight games… Goaltender Scott Clemmensen has won his first five games as a member of the Marlies and sports a 2.00 goals against average.