HARTFORD 5, LAKE ERIE 3
Red-hot Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau tallied two goals and added a pair of assists for a four-point night as Hartford took a 5-3 road win over Lake Erie at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
Parenteau extended his scoring streak to six games (5-6-11) for the Wolf Pack, who moved back over .500 at 7-6-0-1.
Parenteau re-tied the score at 3-3 a little more than four minutes later, and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti put the Wolf Pack on top to stay with a power play goal at the 19:37 mark. Parenteau added an insurance goal in the third period, also on the power play.
WORCESTER 3, SPRINGFIELD 0
Worcester goaltender Taylor Dakers, making his first appearance of the season, only had to make 11 saves to earn his first career AHL shutout as the Sharks took a 3-0 road win over Springfield at the MassMutual Center.
Worcester, which entered the game averaging a league-high 37.77 shots per game, put 35 on Springfield goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who finished with 32 saves in the loss.
It marked just the second shutout in the three-year history of the Sharks and their first since Jan. 11, 2008, when Dimitri Patzold made 25 saves in a 3-0 win at Providence.
The Falcons suffered their first whitewash of the campaign and saw their six-game points streak (4-0-1-1) come to an end.
HAMILTON 5, ROCHESTER 2
Matt D’Agostini and Ryan Russell scored 25 seconds apart in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and send Hamilton on its way to a 5-2 win over Rochester at Copps Coliseum. The Bulldogs swept their two-game weekend set with the division-rival Americans.
Russell finished with a hat trick on the afternoon, with two of the goals coming shorthanded for a Hamilton team that now has a league-leading six shorthanded markers on the campaign.
PROVIDENCE 4, NORFOLK 3
Johnny Boychuk and Brad Marchand scored power play goals in the third period to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 victory for Providence over visiting Norfolk at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Bruins goaltender Kevin Regan earned the victory with 29 saves on 32 shots.
HERSHEY 9, BINGHAMTON 0
Hershey scored six goals in the second period en route to a convincing 9-0 win over visiting Binghamton on Sunday before 7,001 fans at the Giant Center.
It marked the most goals in a period and in a game in the AHL this season.
Alexandre Giroux and Graham Mink each tallied two goals and two assists for the Bears, while Keith Aucoin registered a game-high five points (1-4-5). Francois Bouchard and Mathieu Perreault tallied a goal and a helper, while Andrew Gordon and Kyle Wilson also scored.
Thirteen members of the Bears posted at least one point on the night, and goaltender Daren Machesney earned the shutout with 26 saves in net.
SYRACUSE 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 3
Derek MacKenzie scored twice in the third period, including the game-winning goal at 19:24, as Syracuse took a 4-3 road victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Wachovia Arena.
Syracuse goaltender Dan LaCosta earned the victory with 27 saves.
BRIDGEPORT 3, HOUSTON 2 (SO)
Bridgeport rallied for a pair of third-period goals and went 4-for-4 in the shootout to take a 3-2 win road win over Houston at the Toyota Center.
Walter, Trevor Smith, Kurtis McLean, and Blake Comeau all scored in the shootout for Bridgeport, and goaltender Peter Mannino stopped two of four Houston attempts after making 21 saves through regulation and overtime.
MILWAUKEE 5, GRAND RAPIDS 4
Hugh Jessiman broke a 4-4 tie at 13:31 of the second period, and Milwaukee went on to a 5-4 victory over visiting Grand Rapids at the Bradley Center.
That set the stage for Jessiman’s game-winner, and neither side scored in the third period.
ROCKFORD 4, PEORIA 1
Rockford scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 win over visiting Peoria at the MetroCentre.