HARTFORD, Conn. — The Portland Pirates combined Sena Acolatse’s first-period goal with Mike McKenna’s 35 saves Wednesday night for a 1-0 victory against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center.

The game ended a seven-game trip – the team’s longest of the season. Portland went 4-2-1-0.

The victory gave the Pirates (30-20-2-0) sole possession of third place in the Atlantic Division with 62 points, two ahead of the Providence Bruins. The Wolf Pack (27-25-2-0) are in sixth with 56 points.

Acolatse scored 13:50 into the game, taking a feed from Wayne Simpson and blasting a shot past Wolf Pack goalie Magnus Hellberg. Jonathan Racine also had an assist on the play.

McKenna made that lead stand up, stopping 24 shots over the final two periods for his 75th victory as a Pirate, four behind Martin Brochu for the franchise record. Hellberg had 26 saves.

McKenna had missed the past two games while attending the birth of his second child, necessitating the call-up of goalie Colin Stevens from Manchester.