AHL Today: March 4th, 2014

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Award Winners

The Oscars were this past weekend, and the AHL continues the award season by announcing their weekly and monthly award winners.

Arcobello named CCM/AHL Player of the Week (3 goals, 4 assists in 3 games played)

Morin named CCM/AHL Player of the Month (9 goals, 9 assists in 11 games played)

Granlund named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month (5 goals, 7 assists in 10 games played)

Markstrom named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month (4-1-1, 1.31 GAA, .954 saves % in 7 appearances)

Monday’s Transactions

Justin Johnson earns an NHL deal with the Islanders

Jaskin returns to Wolves

Rinne recalled from conditioning assignment with Milwaukee
2-0-0, 0.99 GAA, .943 saves % in two appearances

Darling recalled from ECHL Cincinnati by Milwaukee

Syracuse swaps goalies with Tampa Bay

Not tweeted about, Frederik Anderson has been loaned to the Norfolk Admirals by the Anaheim Ducks. Anderson is 3-1-0 in four games for the NorAds and has a 15-3 record with Anaheim this season.

Also, Nick Tuzzolino was re-signed on a PTO, having reached the game limit of his first try-out. Tuzzolino on loan from ECHL Elmira.

The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change (from Feb 28th)
1 * – Manchester Monarchs 80 0.667
2 * – Springfield Falcons 74 0.649
3 * – Binghamton Senators 70 0.625
4 St. John’s IceCaps 72 0.632
5 Norfolk Admirals 70 0.625 ↑1
6 Providence Bruins 69 0.595 ↑2
7 Albany Devils 67 0.598 ↓2
8 WBS Penguins 67 0.588 ↓1
9 Hershey Bears 65 0.57
10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 57 0.5
11 Syracuse Crunch 53 0.482 ↑1
12 Adirondack Phantoms 52 0.473 ↑3
13 Worcester Sharks 52 0.473 ↓2
14 Hartford Wolf Pack 52 0.464
15 Portland Pirates 51 0.455 ↓2

 

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change (from Feb 28th)
1 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 75 0.658 ↑1
2 * – Texas Stars 74 0.649 ↓1
3 * – Toronto Marlies 70 0.636
4 Chicago Wolves 72 0.643 ↑1
5 Abbotsford Heat 72 0.632 ↓1
6 Rockford IceHogs 66 0.559
7 Rochester Americans 64 0.582
8 Milwaukee Admirals 62 0.554
9 Oklahoma City Barons 59 0.518 ↑2
10 San Antonio Rampage 56 0.500 ↓1
11 Charlotte Checkers 55 0.500 ↑1
12 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.500 ↑1
13 Iowa Wild 54 0.482 ↓3
14 Utica Comets 53 0.473 ↑1
15 Lake Erie Monsters 52 0.473 ↓1

Today’s Games

Game 637: Charlotte Checkers at Norfolk Admirals, 7:15pm EST
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011741

-Make-up game from postponement on January 28th.
-Charlotte is 2nd on the PP in the AHL, while Norfolk is 3rd on the PK so far this season.
-Head-to-head: Charlotte – 4-2-0-0, Norfolk – 2-2-1-1
-Norfolk’s on a four-game winning streak, chasing St. John’s for the number four spot in the East.
-Charlotte is on a two-game winning streak, trying to stay relevant in the West’s playoff race.

Game 845: Texas Stars at Abbotsford Heat, 10:30am PST
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011949

-Number one vs. Number two in the West Division.
-Head-to-head: Texas – 3-1-0-1, Abbotsford – 2-3-0-0
-Texas tries to retake the number one spot in the Western Conference with a win.
-Abbotsford trying to tie Texas for the number one spot in the West Division.

Game 846: Rochester Americans at Rockford IceHogs, 7pm CST
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011950

-Rockford tries to gain hold Rochester off in the standings, while the Americans look to move up in the standings with a win.
-Head-to-head: Rochester – 1-0-0-0, Rockford – 0-1-0-0