Rem Murray posted a goal and two assists and Kirby Law, Curtis Murphy and Patrick O’Sullivan each added a goal and a helper as the Houston Aeros stormed back from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center on Sunday afternoon.
Peter Olvecky’s goal late in the first period began the comeback, and former Admiral Seamus Kotyk made 25 saves for Houston (41-14-1-2), which has bettered its 2004-05 win total and pushed its West Division lead over Milwaukee to six points after sweeping both games from the Admirals this weekend.
The Aeros, who still have a game in hand on the Admirals, have won six straight overall and five in a row on the road.
Chris Durno and Kevin Klein each scored first-period goals and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for Milwaukee, which has lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time since before Christmas.
O’Sullivan, Murphy and Murray all scored in the final 4:45 of the second period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead for the Aeros.
Law (83 points) has opened up a two-point lead over teammate Erik Westrum (81) for the AHL’s scoring lead. O’Sullivan, now on a seven-game scoring streak, leads AHL rookies with 34 goals and 66 points.
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