LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Shane Harper and Wayne Simpson scored first-period goals to lift Portland to a 4-2 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in an American Hockey League game at the PPL Center on Sunday.

Portland snapped an eight-game winless streak.

The Pirates lead 2-0 after the first and pushed their lead to 3-0 when Rocco Grimaldi scored early in the second period.

Lehigh Valley cut it two one with a goal by Adam Comrie in the second period and by Chris Conner in the third. Simpson secured the win for Portland with an empty-net goal.

Mike McKenna made 28 saves for the Pirates, while Jason LaBarbera had 20 for the Phantoms.