HAMILTON 4, IOWA 2
Matt D’Agostini netted two goals, including the game-winner, and goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves as Hamilton posted a 4-2 road victory over Iowa on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The Bulldogs have won four straight games and eight of their last 10 (8-2-0-0), lifting them into a second-place tie with Manitoba in the North Division. Both teams have 60 points with 26 games remaining.
D’Agostini, who has a four-game scoring streak (3-4-7), netted one goal each in the first and second periods and finished with 10 of Hamilton’s 43 shots on the night. Eric Manlow also scored to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead entering the final 20 minutes.
Halak captured his third consecutive victory and improved his season record to 13-9-2.
Iowa’s three-game winning streak came to an end.
GRAND RAPIDS 5, SAN ANTONIO 4
Five different players netted goals as Grand Rapids edged visiting San Antonio by a 5-4 final at the Van Andel Arena.
Darren McCarty tallied the eventual game-winning goal for the Griffins 41 seconds into the third period and added an assist. Garrett Stafford and Mattias Ritola also posted a goal and a helper in the victory.
San Antonio head coach Greg Ireland made his first visit back to Grand Rapids, where he coached the Griffins to a 109-65-8-10 record over two-plus seasons (2005-07).
MILWAUKEE 3, QUAD CITY 2 (SO)
John Vigilante’s goal in the fifth round of a shootout lifted Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over visiting Quad City at the Bradley Center.
Matt Ellison scored the tying goal in regulation and added a shootout marker for the Admirals, who moved two points up on the Flames for fifth place and a potential playoff spot in the West Division.