Flames burn Milwaukee in third period, post 4-2 win

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Grant Stevenson netted a pair of goals, part of a four-goal outburst by Quad City in the third period, as the Flames rallied for a 4-2 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday at the Bradley Center. Stevenson scored both the game-tying and game-winning markers for the Flames, who moved to 5-1-0-0 in their last six contests following a 2-7-1-2 start.

Milwaukee got out to a 1-0 lead at 15:37 of the opening period when John Vigilante scored shorthanded. It was the Admirals’ sixth shorthanded tally of the season, trailing only San Antonio’s seven in that category.

Defenseman Alex Henry extended the Admirals’ lead with his first of the season at 1:34 of the second period. Milwaukee carried the 2-0 advantage into the final 20 minutes.

Quad City’s comeback began at 1:23 of the third, as Krys Kolanos netted his second goal of the campaign. Kolanos later added two assists for a three-point night.

Stevenson tied it on the power play at 11:45, and he scored the eventual game-winner just under four minutes later, at 15:31. Warren Peters added an empty-netter in the closing minute.

Brandon Prust and Carsen Germyn each contributed a pair of assists in the third period, and goaltender Brent Krahn, playing his first AHL game of the season, made 19 saves to secure the win.

Five different skaters lit the lamp as Houston won its fourth straight home game, a 5-1 decision over intra-state rival San Antonio.

The victory was the Aeros’ third in their last four outings overall and moved them to 3-1-0-0 against the Rampage this season.

Ryan Hamilton, Petr Kalus, Marco Rosa, Peter Olvecky, and Joel Ward all notched goals for the Aeros, while Steve Kelly posted a pair of assists.

Defenseman Brandon Rogers did not register any points but was on the ice for all five Houston goals and finished with a plus-4 rating.

San Antonio’s lone goal was scored by Travis Roche, which at the time gave the Rampage a 1-0 first-period lead.