AHL Quick Hits
LOOKING BACK: In Wednesday’s action, Nigel Dawes tallied a hat trick and Alex Henry notched the game-winner in overtime as Hamilton edged Milwaukee, 5-4… John Mitchell’s goal in the final minute sent Connecticut past Springfield, 3-2… Marc-Antoine Pouliot recorded a game-high three points (1-2-3) in Norfolk’s 6-1 win over Hershey… Houston scored six power play goals en route to an 8-1 pounding of Rockford… Matt Watkins scored twice as San Antonio topped Abbotsford, 3-2.Wed 3/2 HAMILTON 5, Milwaukee 4 (OT) CONNECTICUT 3, Springfield 2 NORFOLK 6, Hershey 1 SAN ANTONIO 3, Abbotsford 2 HOUSTON 8, Rockford 1Thu 3/3 No games scheduledLOOKING AHEAD: Looking to solidify its playoff position in the North Division, Manitoba continues an 11-game road trip this weekend with visits to Peoria, Milwaukee, and Chicago… The Moose, who enter the weekend two points out of first place but just two points from falling out of the playoffs entirely, are beginning a stretch of 11 straight games against non-divisional opponents… Manitoba has managed just four goals in its last four outings but shows a 2-2-0-0 mark in that span, with a pair of 1-0 victories… Bill Sweatt has tallied two of those four goals, including the only score in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Toronto… Sergei Shirokov continues to lead Manitoba in goals (17) and points (43) but has just one goal in his last 17 games… Defenseman Mark Flood shows six points (1-5-6) in three match-ups with Peoria this season, all wins for the Moose… This marks Manitoba’s first visit to Peoria since taking a 4-3 decision on opening night, Oct. (more...)
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