AHL Today: March 7th, 2014

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         Yesterday’s Games

TEXAS
AT
ABBOTSFORD
STARS
HEAT
 
 
4
3
Game 847: GAMESHEET
35-16-3-5
RECORD
33-19-5-2
7-1-1-1
LAST TEN
2-5-2-1
5-0-0-1
STREAK
0-4-1-1
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Cristopher Nilstorp
(21-12-4)
WIN, 33 saves
GOALTENDER
Olivier Roy (6-5-1)
LOSS, 27 saves
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Travis Morin (29)
Jamie Oleksiak (5)
Scott Glennie (10)
OT: Cameron Gaunce (3)
GOAL SCORERS
Sven Baertschi (8)
Blair Jones (14)
Brett Olson (10)
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CHICAGO
AT
GRAND RAPIDS
WOLVES
GRIFFINS
 
 
2
4
Game 848: GAMESHEET
33-18-4-2
RECORD
36-17-2-3
7-2-1-0
LAST TEN
7-2-0-1
0-1-0-0
STREAK
6-0-0-0
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Jake Allen (25-13-2)
LOSS, 36 saves
GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek (17-5-1)
WIN, 32 saves
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Michael Davies (5)
Ty Rattie (23)
GOAL SCORERS
Martin Frk (2)
Landon Ferraro (13)
Triston Grant (5)
Nathan Paetsch (3)
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OKLAHOMA CITY
AT
UTICA
BARONS
COMETS
 
 
3
4
Game 849: GAMESHEET
26-24-1-7
RECORD
24-26-3-4
6-2-0-2
LAST TEN
6-4-0-0
3-0-0-1
STREAK
2-0-0-0
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Richard Bachman
(17-14-4)
SO LOSS, 30 saves
Stopped 2/4 SO
GOALTENDER
Joacim Eriksson
(18-17-2)
WIN, 32 saves
Stopped 4/5 SO
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Austin Fyten (4)
Steve Pinizzotto (9)
Jack Combs (5)
GOAL SCORERS
Colin Stuart (13)
Alex Friesen (1)
Pascal Pelletier (11)
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         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 78 0.661
2 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 77 0.664
3 * – Toronto Marlies 70 0.636
4 Abbotsford Heat 73 0.619 ↑1
5 Chicago Wolves 72 0.632 ↓1
6 Rockford IceHogs 68 0.567
7 Rochester Americans 64 0.571
8 Milwaukee Admirals 62 0.554
9 Oklahoma City Barons 60 0.517
10 Charlotte Checkers 57 0.509
11 San Antonio Rampage 56 0.500
12 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.500
13 Utica Comets 55 0.482 ↑1
14 Iowa Wild 54 0.482 ↓1
15 Lake Erie Monsters 52 0.473

 

         Yesterday’s Transactions


Andrew Yogan and Michael St. Croix to ECHL Greenville from Hartford Wolf Pack.


Garret Sparks moves from the Toronto Marlies to ECHL Orlando.

         Today’s Games

 

IOWA
AT
GRAND RAPIDS
WILD
GRIFFINS
 
 
Game 850: GAMESHEET
22-24-6-4
RECORD
36-17-2-3
2-7-1-0
LAST TEN
7-2-0-1
0-5-0-0
STREAK
6-0-0-0
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Brad Winchester
(16 goals)
Jonathan Blum
(19 assists)
Brad Winchester
(30 points)
TOP SCORERS
Teemu Pulkkinen
(24 goals)
Adam Almquist
(37 assists)
Teemu Pulkkinen
(49 points)
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Iowa tries to break the slump while Grand Rapids tries to keep the streak going and catch Texas for the number one spot in the West.

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OKLAHOMA CITY
AT
HAMILTON
BARONS
BULLDOGS
 
 
Game 851: GAMESHEET
26-24-1-7
RECORD
25-25-1-4
6-2-0-2
LAST TEN
5-4-1-0
3-0-0-1
STREAK
3-0-0-0
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Roman Horak
(18 goals)
Brad Hunt
(30 assists)
Anton Lander
(44 points)
TOP SCORERS
Sven Andrighetto
(14 goals)
Martin St. Pierre
(27 assists)
Martin St. Pierre
(37 points)
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Oklahoma City has a chance to catch Milwaukee and tie them for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Devan Dubnyk will reportedly be in net for Hamilton to take on his former organization.

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SPRINGFIELD
AT
HARTFORD
FALCONS
WOLF PACK
 
 
Game 852: GAMESHEET
34-17-1-5
RECORD
23-27-0-6
4-5-0-1
LAST TEN
6-3-0-1
1-0-0-1
STREAK
0-1-0-0
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 Michael Chaput
(15 goals)
Tim Erixon
(26 assists)
Carter Camper
(32 points)
TOP SCORERS
 Danny Kristo
(17 goals)
Aaron Johnson
(27 assists)
Oscar Lindberg
(37 points)
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Springfield plays their first game without Jonathan Marchessault, their leading scorer up to this point in the season.

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TORONTO
AT
LAKE ERIE
MARLIES
MONSTERS
 
 
Game 853: GAMESHEET
33-18-2-2
RECORD
23-26-0-6
7-3-0-0
LAST TEN
3-5-0-2
1-0-0-0
STREAK
0-1-0-1
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T.J. Brennan
(21 goals)
Spencer Abbott
(46 assists)
Spencer Abbott
(58 points)
TOP SCORERS
Andrew Agozzino
(12 goals)
Andrew Agozzino
(23 assists)
Andrew Agozzino
(35 points)
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Toronto’s caught a bit of a break from a on-coming Rochester team, but they can’t let off the gas pedal yet. Lake Erie’s stuck in the basement.

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ADIRONDACK
AT
MANCHESTER
PHANTOMS
MONARCHS
 
 
Game 854: GAMESHEET
24-27-1-3
RECORD
36-16-2-6
2-6-1-1
LAST TEN
6-3-0-1
2-0-1-0
STREAK
0-2-0-0
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 Tye McGinn
(18 goals)
Jason Akeson
(34 assists)
Jason Akeson
(52 points)
TOP SCORERS
 Jordan Weal
(15 goals)
Jordan Weal
(35 assists)
Jordan Weal
(50 points)
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Adirondack’s played better lately but are still 15 points out of a playoff spot. The league-leading Monarchs have hit a bit of a slide, but have a good handle on the rest of the Eastern Conference.

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ROCKFORD
AT
MILWAUKEE
ICEHOGS
ADMIRALS
 
 
Game 855: GAMESHEET
30-22-5-3
RECORD
25-19-6-6
7-1-1-1
LAST TEN
3-5-0-2
1-0-0-0
STREAK
2-0-0-0
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Jeremy Morin
(22 goals)
Adam Clendening
(38 assists)
Adam Clendening
(46 points)
TOP SCORERS
Colton Sissons
(20 goals)
Miikka Salomaki
(25 assists)
Colton Sissons
(37 points)
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A game that teams behind in the standings love to see as two close teams face off against each other. Milwaukee tries to make sure they hold on to the 8th spot while Rockford wants to solidify their playoff chances.

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HERSHEY
AT
NORFOLK
BEARS
ADMIRALS
 
 
Game 856: GAMESHEET
29-21-3-4
RECORD
31-18-1-7
4-5-0-1
LAST TEN
6-4-0-0
0-5-0-1
STREAK
0-1-0-0
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 Jeff Taffe
(17 goals)
Brandon Segal
(24 assists)
Jeff Taffe
(38 points)
TOP SCORERS
 Devante Smith-Pelly
(20 goals)
Emerson Etem
(23 assists)
Andre Petersson
(40 points)
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Andre Petersson joins the Admirals after a trade from the Senators and becomes their top scorer. Both teams are in a dogfight for spots 4-9 in the standings and Hershey has been going the wrong way. The Admirals have a chance to take over the division lead from the idle Binghamton Senators

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ALBANY
AT
PORTLAND
DEVILS
PIRATES
 
 
Game 857: GAMESHEET
29-18-3-6
RECORD
21-26-2-7
5-3-0-2
LAST TEN
4-6-0-0
0-1-0-1
STREAK
1-0-0-0
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Joe Whitney
(19 goals)
Joe Whitney
(25 assists)
Joe Whitney
(44 points)
TOP SCORERS
Andy Miele
(23 goals)
Andy Miele
(34 assists)
Andy Miele
(57 points)
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Albany is also a part of the 4-9 battle in the East and look to stay in the playoff position. Portland can be Hershey’s best friend.

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WORCESTER
AT
PROVIDENCE
SHARKS
BRUINS
 
 
Game 858: GAMESHEET
24-27-3-1
RECORD
31-20-1-6
2-8-0-0
LAST TEN
7-2-0-1
0-1-0-0
STREAK
2-0-0-0
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 Freddie Hamilton
(16 goals)
Yanni Gourde
(19 assists)
Freddie Hamilton
(30 points)
TOP SCORERS
 Craig Cunningham
(21 goals)
Alexander Khokhlachev
(22 assists)
Nick Johnson
(38 points)
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Providence tries to gain some ground on the division leaders while pushing ahead of the pack in the 4-9 battle. Worcester can also be Hershey’s best friend.

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SYRACUSE
AT
ROCHESTER
CRUNCH
AMERICANS
 
 
Game 859: GAMESHEET
22-24-4-5
RECORD
28-20-4-4
4-4-2-0
LAST TEN
5-3-1-1
0-1-0-0
STREAK
0-2-1-0
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Vladislav Namestnikov
(15 goals)
Jonathan Marchessault
(27 assists)
Jonathan Marchessault
(41 points)
TOP SCORERS
Jamie Tardif
(17 goals)
Phil Varone
(32 assists)
Phil Varone
(44 points)
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Jonathan Marchessault becomes the Crunch’s leading scorer after the trade. It may be too late for any spark he may provide as Syracuse is 14 points back of the playoffs. Rochester tries to stay ahead of Milwaukee and OKC with a win.

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CHARLOTTE
AT
SAN ANTONIO
CHECKERS
RAMPAGE
 
 
Game 860: GAMESHEET
27-26-1-2
RECORD
24-24-3-5
5-3-1-1
LAST TEN
7-3-0-0
3-0-0-0
STREAK
0-1-0-0
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 Zack Boychuk
(27 goals)
Aaron Palushaj
(30 assists)
Chris Terry
(50 points)
TOP SCORERS
 Bobby Butler
(16 goals)
Mark Mancari
(22 assists)
Bobby Butler
(34 points)
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Rampage loses Vincent Trocheck to Florida on a call-up but gain Mark Mancari from a trade earlier in the week. Charlotte tries to stay ahead of San Antonio, with both teams separated by a point.

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BRIDGEPORT
AT
ST. JOHN’S
SOUND TIGERS
ICECAPS
 
 
Game 861: GAMESHEET
26-26-1-4
RECORD
34-19-1-3
7-3-0-0
LAST TEN
7-2-0-1
0-2-0-0
STREAK
6-0-0-1
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John Persson
(12 goals)
Dallas Jackson
(20 assists)
Alan Quine
(23 points)
TOP SCORERS
Andrew Gordon
(18 goals)
Brenden Kichton
(32 assists)
Kael Mouillierat
(49 points)
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Bridgeport has slowly been working their way back into the playoff picture, but call-ups have decimated their line-up. They’ll have to break the streak of the IceCaps to keep their hopes going.

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WILKES-BARRE/
SCRANTON
AT

UTICA
PENGUINS
COMETS
 
 
Game 862: GAMESHEET
30-20-3-4
RECORD
24-26-3-4
3-4-2-1
LAST TEN
6-4-0-0
1-0-0-0
STREAK
2-0-0-0
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Tom Kostopoulos
(39 goals)
Brendan Mikkelson
(24 assists)
Tom Kostopoulos
(39 points)
TOP SCORERS
Benn Ferriero
(19 goals)
Pascal Pelletier
(34 assists)
Pascal Pelletier
(45 points)
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The Penguins need the win to make sure they stay ahead of Hershey in the East. Utica’s got a chance to catch one of Charlotte or San Antonio in the West.

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