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Weekly Notebook: Eastern Conference, February 06, 2007

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Albany River Rats: Keith Aucoin leads the River Rats with 23 points (7g, 16a) and a plus-7 rating in 18 road games this year as Albany opens up a three-game road trip on Wednesday… Cody McLeod has a plus-4 rating and leads Albany with five goals in the last five games… The River Rats have out-shot their opponents 152-104 over the past four games, but are just 1-3-0-0 in that stretch.

Binghamton Senators: Cory Pecker has scored in seven of his last eight games for the B-Sens, tallying six assists and nine points during that span… In the last five games, Binghamton has scored 50 percent of its goals (7 of 14) in the third period…Andrew Ebbett and Ryan Vesce lead the Senators on the road with 18 points (8g, 10a) each as Binghamton plays three of its next four games away from Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: Wade Dubielewicz has only one loss in regulation at home this season, going 7-1-3 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .937 save percentage at the Arena at Harbor Yard, where the Sound Tigers open up a five-game home-stand starting Wednesday… Eric Boguniecki leads Bridgeport with 10 points (3g, 7a) in his last seven games, recording points in five of those contests… The Sound Tigers have won their last two games at home, outscoring opponents 8-2.

Hartford Wolf Pack: Hartford plays its next three games away from home, and has a perfect record on the road in 2007, winning its last eight games dating back to Dec. 27… The Wolf Pack is 5-2-0-0 in its last seven games, six of which have been decided by one goal… Stephen Valiquette has won his last three starts for the Pack, posting a 1.98 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.

Hershey Bears: Netminder Frederic Cassivi stopped 37 of 38 shots in his return to the Bears on Feb. 2, after missing 18 games due to injury to give Hershey a 2-1 win over Hartford… Chad Wiseman leads the Bears with four goals and eight points and has a plus-4 rating in his last five games… The Bears play five of their next six games at home, where they average 3.77 goals per game and have a combined plus-114 rating through 22 contests.

Lowell Devils: The Devils are unbeaten in regulation in their last four games, going 3-0-1-0, with the last three contests being decided in overtime… Defenseman Dan McGillis leads all AHL blueliners with nine power-play goals this season… Petr Vrana scored the first penalty shot in Lowell Devils’ history in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win against Hershey.

Manchester Monarchs: The Monarchs are on a nine-game winning streak, the longest in the AHL this season, with five of those wins coming on the road… Manchester is undefeated when scoring a shorthanded goal, going 6-0-0-0 thus far… 2007 AHL All-Star T.J. Kemp has scored in seven of his last nine games, leading the Monarchs with 10 assists during their winning streak.

Norfolk Admirals: With a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday against Philadelphia, Corey Crawford set a Norfolk franchise record with his 28th win of the season… Norfolk is in the midst of a five-game winning streak in which four games have been decided by one goal… Martin St. Pierre is on an eight-game scoring streak, recording 11 assists and 15 points in that span. It also marks the third eight-game scoring streak he has had this season.

Philadelphia Phantoms: The Phantoms are unbeaten in regulation in their last four games, going 2-0-0-2 behind netminder Michael Leighton… The Phantoms scored seven goals in its win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 26, marking the most goals they have scored in a game since May 13, 2005 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton en route to the Calder Cup… John Slaney played in his 600th career AHL game on Friday in the Phantoms’ 2-1 loss to Hamilton.

Portland Pirates: The Pirates snapped their longest losing streak of the year, seven games, with a 5-1 win over Bridgeport… Portland has lost its last 10 road games and seven of its last eight road games by a one goal margin… The Pirates are ranked 12th in the league in average attendance, bringing in 5,176 fans per game.

Providence Bruins: The P-Bruins had their streak of 11-straight games without a regulation loss (10-0-0-1) snapped with a 3-1 loss at Manchester on Saturday; it also ended a seven-game road win streak… Petr Kalus has nine goals and 12 points in his last nine games and has registered points in eight of those contests… Providence has its next four games at home where they have scored an average of 3.41 goals per game and accumulated a plus-89 rating in 22 games.

Springfield Falcons: Mitch Fritz played in his 200th career AHL game in Springfield’s 3-2 shootout loss to Binghamton on Sunday… Falcons forward Eric Healey is only 10 games shy of 500 career AHL games played… Falcons are 13-6-2-0 in games decided by one goal, despite losing their last three one-goal games.

Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Penguins: Devan Dubnyk recorded a 5-4 shootout win in his first AHL start against Hamilton on Saturday, making 23 saves through regulation and overtime and stopped seven of nine players in the shootout… The baby-Pens play five of their next six games at home where they are 17-4-1-0 with a combined 2.62 goals-against average and a plus-101 rating in 22 games… Tyler Kennedy has five goals and 12 points in his last eight games.

Worcester Sharks: Sharks are 7-2-0-0 in their last nine games, six of which have been decided by one goal… Defenseman Brennan Evans has three assists and a plus-4 rating in his last two outings, while leading the team with a plus-14 rating on the year… Worcester began its eight-game road trip with a 4-3 win at Albany on Saturday; they will play the remaining seven games against Atlantic Division rivals.
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