The American Hockey League kicked off another busy weekend Friday night as fourteen games were played throughout the league.
Here is your quick recap of games played on November, 1st 2013.
Adirondack Phantoms 3 – Binghamton Senators 1
The Phantoms used two first period goals by Tye McGinn to defeat the Binghamton Senators 3-1 Friday night. Kris Newbury added an empty netter late in the game to seal the Senators fate in this one. Cal Heeter turned aside 37 shots for the win; meanwhile Andrew Hammond stopped shots 20 in the loss.
Norfolk Admirals 3 – Albany Devils 0
John Gibson made 34 saves Friday night to help the Norfolk Admirals shutout the Albany Devils 3-0. The Admirals chased Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood from the net Friday evening after scoring three-goals on only 12 shots after Steven Whitney give the Admirals a 3-0 lead. Maxime Clermont stopped all 9 shots in relief of Wedgewood.
St. John’s IceCaps 4 – Portland Pirates 2
The St. John’s IceCaps used three first period goals to help double up the Portland Pirates 4-2 Friday evening. Eric O’Dell added his team-leading 6th of the season late in the game for the extra insurance goal. IceCaps goaltender Eddie Pasquale looked sharp as he turned aside 39 shots to pick up the victory. Meanwhile, the IceCaps chased Pirates goaltender Mark Visentin after 20 minutes as he let in 3 goals on 12 shots. Louis Domingue stopped 15 of 16 in relief of Visentin.
Springfield Falcons 3 – Hartford Wolf Pack 2 SO
Jonathan Marchessault’s goal in the shootout proved to be the winner as the Falcons beat the Wolf Pack 3-2 Friday evening. Mike McKenna picked up the victory on in this one for the Falcons as he stopped 22 of 24 shots, and then went on to turn aside 4 of 5 in the shootout. Jason Missiaen meanwhile stopped 32 shots, and 2 of 4 in the shootout.
Syracuse Crunch 5 – Rochester Americans 4
Cedric Paquette’s goal in the shootout proved to be the winner as fans in Syracuse went home happy Friday night with a 5-4 win in what was a crazy game. The Americans lead the Crunch 4-1 after 20 minutes after the team rallied for 2 unanswered goals. Kevin Sudher’s goal in the second put the Ameicans up 4-1, but it was never say die for the Crunch as they rallied late to score 3-unanswered goals of their own to send it to overtime before winning it in the shootout. Matt Hackett made 36 saves in a loss, Kristers Gudlevskis, meanwhile stopped 29 shots to pick up the win.
Abbotsford Heat 4 – Utica Comets 3
The Abbotsford Heat scored two goals in the third period to beat the Utica Comets 4-3 Friday night, denying the Comets their first win of the season. Max Reinhart scored two goals in the game to lead the Heat in this one. Joni Ortio stopped 27 shots for the win; meanwhile Joe Cannata made 30 stops in the loss.
Manchester Monarchs 5 – Providence Bruins 2
Tanner Pearson scored 25-seconds into the game as the Monarchs beat the Bruins 5-2. Both Pearson and Jordan Weal had 3-point games for the Monarchs. The Bruins pulled goaltender Niklas Svedberg after allowing 4 goals on 17 shots in a loss, before Malcolm Subban stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief. Meanwhile Martin Jones picked up the win with 32 saves on the night.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 – Hershey Bears 2 OT
Brendan Mikkelson’s goal on the powerplay in overtime was the winner as the Penguins down the Bears 3-2. The Bears had an excellent chance of their own to win the game as Matt Watkins was pulled down and rewarded a penalty shot. Jeff Deslauriers turned aside the penalty shot chance, including 21 other shots to pick up the win. Philipp Grubauer allowed 3 goals on 27 shots in a losing effort.
Hamilton Bulldogs 2 – Toronto Marlies 1 OT
The Hamilton Bulldogs who seem to be experts in the extra frame this season used the bonus time hockey once again this game as they beat the Toronto Marlies 2-1 on Friday evening. Bulldogs captain Martin St. Pierre scored his second of the night, beating Marlies netminder Drew MacIntye in overtime for the victory. Dustin Tokarski stopped 24 shots in the win for Hamilton.
Grand Rapids Griffins 6 – Lake Erie Monsters 4
A wild third period, which saw both teams combine for 6-goals ended with the Griffins walking away with the 6-4 victory. Luke Glendening was credited with the game winning goal into an empty net in the flurry of the wild third period. Tom McCollum turned aside 21 shots for the win, meanwhile, Calvin Pickard suffered the loss after allowing 4-goals on 29 shots.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers 7 – Worcester Sharks 1
This game was all Sound Tigers as the Sharks ran into penalty trouble often, allowing the Sound Tigers score 4-powerplay goals in the big victory. Ryan Strome and Mike Halmo each scored 2-goals in the victory for Bridgeport. The Sound Tigers led 7-0 before Freddie Hamilton scored late in the game for the Sharks to get them on the board and ruin the shutout big of Anders Nilsson who made 27 saves on the night. Harri Sateri allowed 6 goals on 29 shots for the Sharks before Troy Grosenick allowed 1 on 7 shots in relief.
Milwaukee Admirals 4 – Rockford IceHogs 2
Taylor Beck fired the puck into an empty net with just under 40-seconds to go in the game as the Milwaukee Admirals doubled the IceHogs 4-2 Friday night. Marek Mazanec made 28 stops in this one for the Admirals for the win. Meanwhile, Kent Simpson turned aside 34 in the loss for the IceHogs.
Chicago Wolves 6 – Oklahoma City Barons 0
Shane Harper and Alexandre Bolduc each scored 2-goals in the second period, to cap off 5 goals for the Wolves in the middle frame as Chicago shutout the Barons 6-0 Friday night. Ty Rattie also scored 2-goals on the night as he tallied one in the third period. Olivier Roy allowed 5 goals on 21 shots in the loss, before Tyler Bunz allowed 1 on 7. Meanwhile, Jake Allen turned aside all 21-shots for the shutout victory.
Iowa Wild 4 – Texas Stars 2
The Iowa Wild used two goals by Erik Haula to double up the Texas Stars 4-2 Friday night. The Wild used their powerplay to their advantage Friday as they scored 3 goals on 7 chances. Darcy Kuemper stopped 32 of 34 shots for the win, meanwhile Josh Robinson allowed 4 goals on 19 shots in the loss.