West beats East in AHL All-Star Game

Ben Bishop stopped 10 of the 11 shots he faced in the third period and all four in the shootout as the Western Conference rallied for an 8-7 win over the East in the AHL All-Star game Monday night.

Bishop, who is 18-12-0 with a league-best six shutouts for Peoria, earned the game’s MVP honors.

Peoria’s T.J. Hensick and Chicago’s Kevin Connauton scored late in the third period to tie the score for the West, which trailed by four after the first period.

Charlotte’s Chris Terry led the West with two goals and an assist, and Chicago’s Darren Haydar, Lake Erie’s Tyson Barrie, and Toronto’s Ryan Hamilton also scored.

Norfolk’s Cory Conacher had two goals and an assist for the East, and Connecticut’s Mats Zuccarello and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Syracuse’s Kyle Palmieri, Bridgeport’s Casey Cizikas, and Portland’s Andy Miele also scored for the East.