Pat Rissmiller and Riley Armstrong scored third-period goals to lead Cleveland to a 3-2 win over visiting Edmonton on Tuesday night.
Rissmiller finished with two goals and an assist, Armstrong had a goal and an assist and Nolan Schaefer made 22 saves as the Barons beat the Road Runners for the third time in four nights. All three wins were by a single goal.
The victory moved Cleveland to within five points of fourth-place Edmonton in the North Division. The Road Runners, who kicked off a 12-game road trip on Tuesday, are winless in their last eight (0-5-1-2).
Rissmiller opened the scoring just 38 seconds into the second period, but Martin St. Pierre and Toby Petersen answered to give Edmonton the lead heading into the final frame.
Rissmiller got his second of the game and 17th of the season on a power play 5:47 into the third, and Armstrong netted the winner with 6:17 to play.
WORCESTER 2, MANCHESTER 1
Peter Sejna scored shorthanded with 2:53 remaining in regulation to lift Worcester to a 2-1 win over Manchester before 9,413 fans at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Tuesday.
The IceCats moved into a tie for third place in the Atlantic Division with the win.
Brendan Brooks also scored for Worcester. Mike Cammalleri tallied his league-leading 33rd goal of the season for the Monarchs.