AHL Today: March 5th, 2014

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Yesterday’s Games

Game 637: Charlotte Checkers defeat Norfolk Admirals, 3-2

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011741

-Philippe Cornet ties it and Sean Dolan gets the winner in the final minute to give the Checkers their third straight win. Justin Peters made 24 saves to earn the win, improving to 4-1-1.
-Emerson Etem and Dave Steckel scored for the Admirals as they drop to 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games. John Gibson turned away 28 shots in the loss, falling to 17-12-4 on the season.

Game 845: Texas Stars defeat Abbotsford Heat, 3-1

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011949

-Dustin Jeffrey’s two goals were his first two of the entire season, while Brett Ritchie notched goal number three for the Stars. Jack Campbell improved to a perfect 6-0-0 record in seven appearances this season with the win.
-The Heat’s only goal came in the first period to open up the scoring, coming from Sven Baertschi, his seventh of the season. Joey MacDonald takes the loss, stopping 22 shots to fall to 5-10-0.

Game 846: Rockford IceHogs defeat Rochester Americans, 4-2

Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011950

-Jeremy Morin continues his point streak, scoring his 22nd goal of the season to help lead the IceHogs to their seventh win in their last ten games. Jason LaBarbera turned away 33 shots to improve to 12-7-1 this season.
-Kevin Porter tried to spur a comeback in the third period for the Americans, but the team was unable to catch the IceHogs in the final minutes. Nathan Lieuwen made 25 saves in the loss, dropping his record to 15-9-2.

The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
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 0.614
6 Providence Bruins 69 0.595
7 Albany Devils 67 0.598
8 WBS Penguins 67 0.588
9 Hershey Bears 65 0.570
10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 57 0.500
11 Syracuse Crunch 53 0.482
12 Adirondack Phantoms 52 0.473
13 Worcester Sharks 52 0.473
14 Hartford Wolf Pack 52 0.464
15 Portland Pirates 51 0.455


Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Texas Stars 76 0.655 ↑1
2 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 75 0.658 ↓1
3 * – Toronto Marlies 70 0.636
4 Chicago Wolves 72 0.643
5 Abbotsford Heat 72 0.621
6 Rockford IceHogs 68 0.567
7 Rochester Americans 64 0.571
8 Milwaukee Admirals 62 0.554
9 Oklahoma City Barons 59 0.518
10 Charlotte Checkers 57 0.509 ↑1
11 San Antonio Rampage 56 0.500 ↓1
12 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.500
13 Iowa Wild 54 0.482
14 Utica Comets 53 0.473
15 Lake Erie Monsters 52 0.473

Yesterday’s Transactions

Heeter called up to Philly on an emergency basis.

Mangene traded from Philly to the Islanders as part of the Andrew MacDonald trade….

…And assigned to Bridgeport.

Patrick Mullen traded to the Senators organization from Vancouver/Utica. Assigned to Binghamton.

Binghamton also had goaltender Scott Marean signed to an ATO for the day, filling in at practice.

Porter recalled to St. Louis.

Capitals and Coyotes make a trade, changing up the Bears and Pirates rosters.

And Deschamps heads to Hershey as well.

Lake Erie makes a swap with CHL Denver. Mikael Tam up to the Monsters, Robin Soudek heads to the Cutthroats.

Andersen’s trip to Norfolk scratched.

Larsen assigned to Oklahoma City.

Chris Rawlings assigned to CHL Arizona by the Portland Pirates.

Pirates also lose Mathieu Brisebois, traded to the Chicago Blackhawks by Phoenix.

Brisebois will head to Rockford.

Stephane Robidas traded by Dallas. Chris Mueller recalled to take his spot.

McLaren clears waivers, assigned to the Marlies by the Maple Leafs.

Today’s Games

All three games tonight have a big impact on standings. Texas/Abbotsford between West Division leaders, Chicago/Grand Rapids between Midwest Division leaders, and both OKC and Utica are battling to get into a playoff spot.

Game 847: Texas Stars at Abbotsford Heat, 7pm PST
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011951

Game 848: Chicago Wolves at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7pm EST
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011952

Game 849: Oklahoma City Barons at Utica Comets, 7pm EST
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011953