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Stars align for Iowa as Ardelan nets OT game winner

Defenseman Mark Ardelan played the hero for Iowa, scoring 1:47 in overtime to give the Stars a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center on Wednesday night.

John Lammers scored for the second straight night and defenseman Mark Fistric added two assists in the contest to help Iowa end a four-game winless skid.

Dan Ellis backstopped the Stars with 32 saves to earn his 15th win of the year.

Rich Peverley scored the lone goal for Milwaukee and Pekka Rinne stopped 30 shots in a losing effort.


NORFOLK 4, PORTLAND 3 (SO)
Kris Versteeg tallied a goal and an assist in regulation and scored in the shootout to lead the Admirals to a 4-3 win over the Portland Pirates at Norfolk Scope.

Versteeg also had a plus-2 rating and teammates Carl Corazzini and Adam Berti provided the other goals for Norfolk, who ended a two-game winless skid with the win.

Joel Martin earned his first AHL win in his first start of the season by stopping 22 of 23 shots and all four players on Portland in the shootout.

Mark Hartigan led the visiting Pirates with a pair of goals in the loss.


PEORIA 3, SAN ANTONIO 1
Defenseman Jamie Rivers broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second period to help the Rivermen to a 3-1 win at home over San Antonio.

Konstantin Zakharov and Charles Linglet each had a goal and an assist with a plus-2 rating on the night for Peoria, which improved its all-time record to 14-1-1-1 against the Rampage.

Jason Bacashihua made 20 saves on the night for his third win on the season for Peoria.

Jeff Taffe extended his scoring streak to five games by scoring the lone goal for San Antonio in the loss.


MANITOBA 4, OMAHA 1
The Moose tallied the first four goals of the game, including two in the opening minute of the first period, to defeat the visiting Ak-Sar Ben Knights, for the second consecutive game, by a score of 4-1.

2007 AHL All-Star Jason Jaffray led Manitoba to its fifth straight win with a pair of goals while teammate Colby Genoway added a goal and an assist.

Netminder Drew MacIntyre needed just 19 saves to earn his fourth straight win and eighth victory in his last nine starts.

With the win the Moose climb to within one point of second place in the North Division with a 27-16-7-4 record and 65 points, just four points behind division leader Rochester.

Dustin Boyd scored the only goal of the night for Omaha.


SYRACUSE at WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON
Postponed due to inclement winter weather


LOWELL at HARTFORD
Postponed due to inclement winter weather