AHL Today: February 27th, 2014

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Yesterday’s Results

Game 805: Lake Erie Monsters defeat Texas Stars, 3-2 (SO)

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011909

-Lake Erie earns a little bit of revenge, splitting the two-game set against Texas. Their win creates a four-way tie for 12-15 in the Western Conference. Michael Schumacher scored the first goal and the clincher in the shootout, while Stefan Elliott scored the last in regulation to send the game to extra time. Calvin Pickard made 34 saves and stopped all four shooters for the win to improve to 13-14-3.
-Curtis McKenzie scores number 20 and Chris Mueller scores number 24, while Colton Sceviour gets to 61 points with two assists. Cristopher Nilstorp made 31 saves while stopping three of five shooters, but falls to 20-12-4.

Game 806: Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Milwaukee Admirals, 5-1

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011910

-Teemu Pulkkinen scored twice and added an assist as the Griffins jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Milwaukee. Calle Jarnkrok added a goal and two assists to also have three points. Petr Mrazek turned aside 20 shots to improve to 14-5-1.
-Marek Mazanec made 23 saves in the loss, while Kevin Henderson scored the Admiral’s only goal. They fall to a five-game winless streak, 0-4-0-1. Mazanec drops to a 9-7-3 record.

Game 807: Norfolk Admirals defeat Charlotte Checkers, 3-2

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011911

-Norfolk scored three straight goals and were able to hold onto the two-goal lead. Alex Grant had two assists in the game, while Viktor Fasth made 22 saves, 11 of them in the third period to seal the win. Fasth improves to 1-2-0.
-Charlotte sits in the four way tie for last in the Western Conference after taking the loss. Philippe Cornet and Brett Sutter had the goals for the Checkers, but Justin Peters’ 21 saves weren’t enough. He falls to 1-1-1.

Game 808: Toronto Marlies defeat Binghamton Senators, 4-2

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011912

-Toronto scored shorthanded with 14 seconds left in the first, and on the power play 46 seconds into the second to gain enough ground against Binghamton, who made a late charge. Spencer Abbott had two assists, and Jerry D’Amigo added a goal and an assist. Drew MacIntyre made 34 saves to improve to 24-13-2 as Toronto wins their fourth straight.
-Mark Stone scored to bring the Senators to within one late, but they couldn’t score an equalizer. Matt Puempel joins Stone with a goal and an assist, as Andrew Hammond made 26 saves to fall to 17-12-3 this season.

Game 809: San Antonio Rampage defeat Utica Comets, 3-0

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011913

-San Antonio breaks the two-game losing streak as Joey Crabb scores a hat trick to give the Rampage the win. Vincent Trocheck assisted on all three goals as well. Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 saves to earn the shutout, his seventh in his career.
-Utica drops to a two-game slide with the loss. Joacim Eriksson made 27 saves in the loss, falling to 16-16-2 on the season.


The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Manchester Monarchs 80 0.690
2 * – Springfield Falcons 71 0.645
3 * – Binghamton Senators 70 0.660
4 St. John’s IceCaps 68 0.618
5 Albany Devils 66 0.611
6 Norfolk Admirals 66 0.611 ↑2
7 WBS Penguins 65 0.591 ↓1
8 Providence Bruins 65 0.591 ↓1
9 Hershey Bears 64 0.593
10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 55 0.509
11 Worcester Sharks 50 0.481
12 Syracuse Crunch 49 0.471
13 Hartford Wolf Pack 48 0.453
14 Adirondack Phantoms 47 0.452
15 Portland Pirates 47 0.443


Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Texas Stars 74 0.649
2 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 71 0.645
3 * – Toronto Marlies 68 0.642
4 Abbotsford Heat 71 0.645
5 Chicago Wolves 68 0.630
6 Rockford IceHogs 65 0.570
7 Rochester Americans 61 0.587
8 Milwaukee Admirals 58 0.547
9 San Antonio Rampage 56 0.509 ↑1
10 Iowa Wild 54 0.509 ↓1
11 Oklahoma City Barons 53 0.491
12 Charlotte Checkers 51 0.481
13 Hamilton Bulldogs 51 0.481
14 Lake Erie Monsters 51 0.481 ↑1
15 Utica Comets 51 0.472 ↓1


Today’s Games

Game 810: Rochester Americans at Iowa Wild
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011914

-Rochester’s on a four-game point streak, trying to catch Toronto in the division standings.
-Iowa is on a two-game losing streak, trying to catch Milwaukee in the conference standings.

Game 818: Worcester Sharks at Portland Pirates
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011922

-Both teams look to be out of the playoffs, and both teams have losing streaks. Portland on a four-game slide, Worcester on a six-game slide.
-Portland tries to exit the basement, while Worcester tries to hold onto any slim chance of playoff hopes.


Yesterday’s Transactions

Bridgeport picks up Martin from ECHL Stockton, Mercier from ECHL Idaho

Up-and-down trip for Ryan Sproul

Goalie swap in Hamilton

Washington recalls two from Hershey

Iowa…. Yeah.

And Rockford…

Syracuse with goalie moves as well