Wolf Pack top Pirates


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Chad Wiseman’s rebound goal on a power play 3:22 into overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 3-2 victory over the Portland Pirates in the American Hockey League’s Atlantic Division finals Thursday night.

Hartford evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1. Game 3 is Saturday night in Portland.

Wiseman scored off a scramble in front of Pirates goalie Jani Hurme and set off a dispute that the puck didn’t cross the line before referee Chris Ciamaga waved off the goal. But the goal judge told Cimaga it had crossed the line in time.

The Wolf Pack sent the game to overtime after Alexandre Giroux, who assisted on the winner, scored a power-play goal off Thomas Pock’s pass at 11:23 of the third period.

The Pirates had taken a 2-1 lead in the third on Shane O’Brien’s power-play goal off an assist from Zenon Konopka, who extended his points streak to 20 games, the longest in the AHL this season.

The Wolf Pack took a 1-0 lead 1:22 into the game when Jarkko Immonen finished off Greg Moore’s pass from behind the net.

Ryan Shannon tied it at 8:59 in the first, deflecting Aaron Rome’s point shot past Chris Holt for his fourth goal of the series and sixth in three games.

Holt had 26 saves for the Wolf Pack. Hurme made 32 saves for the Pirates.

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