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Hershey 5 Toronto 4 (OT)

Lawrence Nycholat’s second goal of the game came 2:24 into overtime and gave the Hershey Bears a 5-4 win over the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears finished their season-opening four-game road trip with four victories.

Hershey spent the entire contest battling from behind, erasing deficits of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3. Joey Tenute had a goal and two assists, Alexandre Giroux added a goal and an assist and Louis Robitaille added his second goal of the season.

Frederic Cassivi made 36 saves in net as Hershey won for head coach Bruce Boudreau, a Toronto native who played for the Marlies in junior hockey and the Maple Leafs in the NHL.

Rookie defenseman Chris Harrington recorded a goal and two assists and Colin Murphy picked up a goal and an assist for Toronto.

Mikael Tellqvist, making his season debut on a conditioning assignment from the Maple Leafs, stopped 30 of 35 Hershey shots.

Worcester 6 Lowell 2

Mathieu Darche and Joe Pavelski recorded three points each to lead Worcester to a 6-2 win over Lowell.

Darche has a league-leading seven goals on the season, while Pavelski is second in rookie scoring with eight points.

The Devils took an early 2-0 lead on goals by Barry Tallackson and Olli Malmivaara, but the Sharks tied things up by the first intermission, then took the lead for good on Darche’s second goal with 6:58 left in the second period.

Mike Iggulden, Tomas Plihal and Ashton Rome also scored for Worcester, which got 26 saves from Nolan Schaefer.

Omaha 4 Chicago 2

Another third-period comeback gave Omaha its third win in a row, a 3-1 decision over Chicago at Allstate Arena on Sunday.

The Knights, who beat Grand Rapids a night earlier on a goal in the waning seconds of regulation, scored four times on seven shots in the final frame on Sunday.

Kris Chucko tied the score at 1-1 at the 3:15 mark of the third, and Cam Cunning put Omaha ahead to stay at 8:36. It was the second goal in as many nights for each player.

Dustin Boyd made it 3-1 with 8:47 to go, and Justin Taylor capped the scoring with an empty-netter at 19:56.

Brent Krahn made 24 saves for Omaha, which moved to 3-0-1-0 on the season.

Derek MacKenzie and Darren Haydar scored for the Wolves (2-2-0-0).

Philadelphia 4 Binghamton 3 (SO)

Mark Cullen recorded three assists in regulation and netted the winning goal in the shootout as Philadelphia posted a 4-3 win over Binghamton at the Wachovia Center.

Stefan Ruzicka picked up a goal and two assists and Tony Voce notched a goal and an assist for the Phantoms, who won for the third time in four outings.

Grant Potulny, Brian Maloney and Jeff Heerema scored for the Senators, whose winless streak hit four games (0-2-0-2).

Portland 5 Manchester 4

Portland stayed atop the Atlantic Division with a win in Manchester, withstanding a late Monarchs rally and holding on for a 5-4 decision.

The Pirates built a three-goal lead early in the second period on goals by Ryan Carter, Colby Genoway and Tim Brent, but Noah Clarke scored twice for the Monarchs to make it 3-2 after two.

Brett Skinner and Bjorn Melin scored 1:40 apart early in the third to put Portland up 5-2, and late goals by Ned Lukacevic and Petr Kanko were not enough for Manchester.

Mike Wall allowed four goals on 22 shots but still got the win in net. Barry Brust made 31 saves in defeat.

San Antonio 5 Houston 4 (SO)

Donald MacLean and Bill Thomas scored shootout goals to lift San Antonio to a 5-4 win over Houston, ending the Rampage’s three-game losing streak and extending the Aeros’ winless slide to five games.

In regulation, MacLean scored two power-play goals and Yanick Lehoux tallied a goal and three assists for San Antonio.

Philippe Sauve made 28 saves for the Rampage before denying four of five Houston shootout attempts.

Alex Leavitt paced the Aeros with a goal and an assist.
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