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  • Griffith's 3OT winner lifts Providence 

    In the longest game in Providence Bruins history, and 22nd longest game in American Hockey League history, Seth Griffith beat Hartford Wolf Pack netminder Yann Danis at 2:00 of the third overtime period to win it 2-1 for the Bruins. The win gives Providence the 2-1 lead in the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinals series, with Game 4 coming Tuesday night at 7:05 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Brady Skjei netted his first professional goal midway through the first period to draw first blood for the Wolf Pack for the third straight game. Michael Kostka and Danny Kristo nabbed the assists on the power-play tally that would hold as the lone goal until 19:54 of the second, when Alexander Khokhlachev sent one home for his second goal in as many games. A scoreless third passed, and it was Griffith who ended the game two minutes into the third overtime with his first of the playoffs. Providence goalie Malcolm Subban stopped 46-of-47 shots, while Danis stopped  45-of-47, each having played the full 102 minutes. Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Series “C” (best-of-5) 3-Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (more...)

  • Wathier's late goal keeps Portland alive 

    Francis Wathier scored with 2.9 seconds remaining in regulation to break a 2-2 tie and keep the Portland Pirates alive in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series with the Manchester Monarchs. (more...)

  • Frattin scores twice, Marlies take 2-0 lead 

    The Grand Rapids Griffins jumped out to an early two-goal lead, but the Toronto Marlies scored five unanswered goals for a 5-2 victory in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series Sunday afternoon inside Ricoh Coliseum. Just 42 seconds into the game, Teemu Pulkkinen scored his third of the postseason, blasting a rebound home from the right circle. Andy Miele would follow up with the Griffins' only power-play goal of the evening at the 5:25 mark of the first, but Grand Rapids couldn't find an answer for the Marlies for the second game in a row. Marlies wing Matt Frattin scored a goal late in the first and then lit the lamp again early in the second to knot the game at two, but it was a three-goal third period from the Marlies sealed the deal to give Toronto a chance to clinch the series in a decisive Game 4 on Wednesday night at the home turf of the Griffins, the Van Andel Arena. T.J. (more...)

  • AHL announces suspension 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Manchester Monarchs forward Andrew Crescenzi has been suspended for one game as a consequence of a boarding incident in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series vs. (more...)

  • AHL Morning Skate: April 26 

    Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest from around the Calder Cup Playoffs in today's Morning Skate.Complete Schedule || Playoff Brackets || Today's Scoreboard || League LeadersTonight's Previews  Game 2 - 3:00 ET, AHL Live (TOR leads series, 1-0)@GriffinsHockey | @TorontoMarlies | #GRvsTORToronto continued the momentum from its seven-game winning streak to end the regular season and grabbed the 1-0 series lead with a 7-4 victory over Grand Rapids yesterday afternoon... (more...)

  • IceHogs knock off Stars again 

    ( -- Michael Leighton's 34 saves smothered the offense for the Texas Stars and led the Rockford IceHogs to a 2-0 series lead with a 4-1 win on Saturday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Cedar Park Center. (more...)

  • Penguins push Crunch to the brink 

    ( -- The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rode the back of their specials teams and a shutout effort from goaltender Matt Murray in defeating the Syracuse Crunch, 4-0, on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Eastern Conference quarterfinal. (more...)

  • Barons work OT magic again 

    Oklahoma City's overtime magic from the regular season has carried over to the playoffs. (more...)

  • Bruins battle back to even series 

    Paul Carey and Alexander Khokhlachev scored early in the third period and Providence clamped down for a 2-1 win over Hartford on Saturday night, evening the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece. (more...)

  • Bears head home with 2-0 series lead 

    ( -- Jim O'Brien, Chris Conner and Cameron Schilling all scored their first goals of the postseason in the second period, and Pheonix Copley turned in another outstanding performance with 33 saves, helping the Hershey Bears claim a 3-1 victory over the Worcester Sharks on Saturday night at DCU Center. (more...)