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Wolves, Barons prevail at home Tuesday

Tuesday’s AHL Boxscores

CHICAGO 6, LAKE ERIE 3
Nigel Dawes and Spencer Machacek each recorded two goals and an assist, and Chicago continued its offensive resurgence by doubling up Lake Erie, 6-3, on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.

The Wolves earned a sweep of their two-game home set against the Monsters and have won three straight overall – all at home – after enduring a seven-game losing skid, all on the road.

Captain Jason Krog and rookie Michael Davies (first AHL goal) also scored for the Wolves, who have topped the five-goal mark in all three games of the current winning streak after failing to score more than two goals in any of their seven consecutive setbacks.

Jared Ross and Jamie Hunt each chipped in two assists in the winning effort, and the Wolves held a final shots advantage of 46-18, including 22-5 in the opening period. Chicago goaltender Peter Mannino only had to make 15 saves to pick up his fourth victory of the campaign (4-3-0).

Matthew Ford scored twice and Mike Carman once for the Monsters, who will conclude a stretch of four road games in five days with a visit on Wednesday to Rockford.

OKLAHOMA CITY 4, MILWAUKEE 1
Linus Omark broke out of a modest goal-scoring slump with a pair of tallies on Tuesday, pacing Oklahoma City to a 4-1 win over visiting Milwaukee at the Cox Convention Center.

Omark scored an AHL season-high five goals vs. Toronto on Nov. 7 but didn’t find the back of the net in any of his next four games prior to Tuesday’s performance. The first-year North American pro leads the Barons and moved into a three-way tie for second in the AHL with 12 goals on the season (12-11-23).

Colin McDonald and Liam Reddox also tallied goals for the Barons in this one, and defenseman Taylor Chorney contributed a pair of assists.

Oklahoma City goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers improved to 2-2-1 for the season with 24 saves on 25 shots in net, as the Barons finished 5-2-0-1 on a season-high eight-game homestand.

Chris Mueller scored the Admirals’ lone goal of the night with 4:24 to play in regulation. Milwaukee is now winless in four straight games (0-3-0-1) on the heels of a season-best five-game winning streak.