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Lehoux, Rampage edge Knights at home

Yanick Lehoux and the San Antonio Rampage held off an Omaha comeback attempt to defeat the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights by a score of 4-3 at the AT&T Center on Tuesday night.

Lehoux netted a hat trick, including the game-winning goal with 11:17 left in the third period, to help San Antonio end its four-game winless skid.

The Rampage scored three times on its first six shots in the first period, but the Knights responded with three goals in the second period to tie the score, including shorthanded markers by Tomi Maki and Warren Peters.

Josh Tordjman stopped 25 of 28 shots to improve his mark to 13-14-2 with the Rampage. Alex Leavitt provided the other goal for San Antonio, which participated in its fifth straight one-goal game.

Omaha saw its eight-game road winning streak snapped in the loss, and the Knights remain one point behind first-place Chicago in the West Division.


MILWAUKEE 2, MANITOBA 1 (SO)
Pekka Rinne earned his third straight win by stopping 23 of 24 shots in regulation and overtime and all five Moose in the shootout as Milwaukee defeated Manitoba by a score of 2-1 at the Bradley Center.

It was the third straight win for the Admirals, who improved to 7-1-0-2 in their last 10 games.

Kim Staal provided the regulation goal and defenseman Ville Koistinen scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Milwaukee the victory. It was the Admirals’ 26th overtime game of the season, tying an AHL record.

Dov Grumet-Morris made 43 saves for Manitoba, but fell to 0-5 in shootouts this season.


IOWA 4, PEORIA 3 (SO)
Konstantin Pushkarev tied the game with 1:07 left in regulation and Vojtech Polak won it in the eighth round of the shootout as Iowa defeated visiting Peoria, 4-3.

The win keeps the Stars two points ahead of the Rivermen in fourth place in the West Division.

Francis Wathier and Scott May also tallied for Iowa, which won for the fifth time in its last six games.

Dan Ellis made 23 saves and stopped seven of eight Rivermen in the shootout to earn his 26th win on the year.

Trent Whitfield led Peoria with a goal and an assist.