AHL Recap: October 26 / 2013
The American Hockey League featured 10 games being played around the league Friday night.
Here is your quick recap for the games of October 25th, 2013.
Norfolk Admirals 3 – Adirondack Phantoms 0
The Norfolk Admirals can absolutely thank John Gibson for the victory in this game as he turned aside 38 shots in the victory. Peter Holland tallied two goals and added an assist to give the Admirals the 3-0 victory. Meanwhile, Yann Danis made 24 saves in a losing effort for the Phantoms.
Albany Devils 4 – Hartford Wolf Pack 3
Despite a late rush by the Wolf Pack, a three goal second period by the Devils was too much to overcome as the Wolf Pack fell to the Devils in this one 4-3. Scott Timmins would score the winner for Albany at the 13:38 mark of the third period. Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves in the game for the Devils, while Jeff Malcolm stopped 19 for the Wolf Pack.
Charlotte Checkers 5 – Grand Rapids Griffins 0
Although the Griffins fired 30 shots on net, they could not beat Checkers netminder John Muse, as the Checkers embarrassed the Griffins 5-0 Friday night. Zach Boychuk and Jordan Michal each had 3-point nights for the Checkers in the win. Tom McCollum allowed 3 goals on 23 shots, before Petr Mrazek allowed 2 goals on 12 attempts.
St. John’s IceCaps 3 – Manchester Monarchs 2
IceCaps captain Jason Jaffray’s second period tally would prove to be enough as the IceCaps downed the Monarchs 3-2. Carl Klingberg picked up his first goal of the season for St. John’s, meanwhile Eric O’Dell added 2-assists in a winning cause. Goaltender Eddie Pasquale made 25 saves in the win for St. John’s; Martin Jones turned aside 28 for the Monarchs.
Syracuse Crunch 2 – Utica Comets 1 SO
Benn Ferriero scored the only goal in the shootout as the Syracuse Crunch beat the Utica Comets 2-1 in a shootout Friday night. Colin Stuart got the goal in the first period for the Comets, meanwhile Nikita Kucherov notched his 6th of the season for the Crunch in the second. Cedrick Desjardins made 20 stops for the Crunch as Joacim Eriksson stopped 32 for Utica.
Binghamton Senators 4 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 SO
The Penguins rallied in the third by scoring two-goals to tie the game up and force overtime, but come up short in the shootout and suffered the 4-3 loss. Stephane Da Costa and Matt Puempel connected on their shots for Binghamton while the Penguins missed on their attempts. Nathan Lawson was credited for the loss with the Penguins after making 33 saves. Jeff Deslauriers made 18 saves to pick up the win for the Senators.
Providence Bruins 4 – Springfield Falcons 3 SO
Ryan Spooner and David Warsofsky both scored in the shootout for the Bruins as they beat the Falcons 4-3 Friday evening. Niklas Svedberg turned aside 39 shots in the game, including 20 in the second period to secure victory for the Bruins. Meanwhile, Jeremy Smith made 32 of his own for the Falcons.
Hamilton Bulldogs 4 – Rochester Americans 3 OT
Louis Leblanc scored the game winner just 1:26 into the extra frame to help the Bulldogs pick up the victory. Leblanc scored earlier in the second period to put the Bulldogs ahead by 2 before Luke Adam picked up his sixth goal of the season for the Americans, cutting the lead in half. Nathan Lieuwen made 28 saves for the Americans in a losing effort, meanwhile Robert Mayer stopped 27 for Hamilton.
Oklahoma City Barons 5 – San Antonio Rampage 4
Despite two late third-period goals by the Rampage, the team could not overcome a 4-goal game by Linus Omark as they fell 5-4 on Friday to the Barons. Omark added three goals, as well as one on the penalty shot to record his first ever 4-goal game for the Barons. Dov Grumet-Morris turned aside 34 shots for the Rampage, meanwhile Richard Bachman stood tall, stopping 29 in the victory. Captain Greg Rallo, and Quinton Howden tallied their first goals of the season for Rampage despite the loss.
Abbotsford Heat 4 – Lake Erie Monsters 2
Corban Knight’s goal in the second period proved to be enough as the Lake Erie Monsters fell 4-2 to the Abbortsford Heat Friday night. Reto Berra made 22 saves to secure the victory for the Heat in this one, meanwhile, Sami Aittokallio stopped 28 in a losing cause for the Monsters.