HARTFORD 6, MANITOBA 3
Hartford scored twice in each period and matched a season high with six goals in a 6-3 road win over Manitoba on Tuesday in the opener of the teams’ two-game set at the MTS Centre.
Second-year pro Artem Anisimov tallied two power play goals in the opening frame to lead the Wolf Pack offense, while four other players potted one goal apiece.
But the deficit was too large, and Hartford goaltender Miika Wiikman finished with 25 saves to pick up the win. Hartford defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti chipped in two assists in the victory, while Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau had three helpers.
Manitoba dropped to 1-5-0-2 in its last eight contests, which comes on the heels of a four-game winning streak.
HAMILTON 4, PHILADELPHIA 2
Hamilton scored twice in the first period and doubled up visiting Philadelphia by a 4-2 count on Tuesday at Copps Coliseum.
Hamilton goaltender Loic Lacasse earned the victory with 19 saves on 21 shots.
SYRACUSE 3, LAKE ERIE 1
Syracuse took a 3-0 lead after two periods and went on to post a 3-1 road win over Lake Erie at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday.
Chris Mueller finally put the Monsters on the board with an unassisted shorthanded goal with 4:16 left in regulation, but Lake Erie would get no closer.
Crunch goaltender Dan LaCosta stopped 24 of 25 shots in the win, which was only Syracuse’s second since Nov. 28 (2-10-2-1).