Cory Larose scored 3:27 into overtime to put Chicago in the win column with a 5-4 decision over Houston at Allstate Arena on Wednesday evening.
Larose, a former member of the Aeros, helped the Wolves put an end to the first 0-2-0-0 start in the franchise’s 11-year history.
Steve Maltais scored twice in the first period — including the 200th goal of his AHL career — and assisted on Larose’s winner. Stephen Baby and Karl Stewart also scored, and Travis Roche, a member of Houston’s Calder Cup championship team in 2003, recorded two assists.
Matt Foy and Kirby Law had a goal and an assist each for the Aeros, with Law’s goal coming on a second-period penalty shot.
Elsewhere on Wednesday:
Timofei Shishkanov‘s second straight overtime winner gave Milwaukee a 4-3 victory in Cleveland… Rob Collins scored 1:57 into OT as Bridgeport improved to 11-1-2 all-time at home against Albany with a 3-2 win over the River Rats… Rookie Rene Bourque capped a three-point night with winning goal in Norfolk’s 4-3 overtime decision over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Tony Salmelainen scored twice and Jeff Deslauriers made 27 saves as Edmonton beat San Antonio, 3-1… Chuck Kobasew scored twice in the final 2:42 of regulation to give Lowell a 5-3 win over Portland… Mike Cammalleri recorded a goal and two assists to lead Manchester past Utah, 5-3.