MANITOBA 4, IOWA 3
Manitoba winger Jason Jaffray scored at 6:34 of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and lift the Moose to a 4-3 victory over Iowa on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Arena. It marked Jaffray’s second goal in the game and his team-leading 10th of the season (10-9-19). Manitoba heads home after finishing a season-high seven-game road swing at 4-2-1-0.
Iowa’s three-game winning streak came to end with the defeat.
Manitoba netminder Drew MacIntyre improved to 6-1-0 in his last seven starts with 39 saves on 42 shots. The only team to beat him during this stretch was Iowa, by a 4-0 final on Nov. 30.
Stars goaltender Tobias Stephan, who picked up the shutout in that game, made 21 saves on Tuesday in the losing effort.
SYRACUSE 3, CHICAGO 2
Philippe Dupuis scored with 6:42 left in the third period to give visiting Syracuse a 3-2 victory over Chicago at the Allstate Arena. The 17-4-1-0 Wolves, who fell to Iowa by a 3-2 final on Dec. 1, have now lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
His goal came after the Crunch’s Jeffrey Szwez netted a goal at 8:12 of the third to even the score at 2-2.
Former Wolves captain Derek MacKenzie, in his first season with Syracuse, celebrated his return to Rosemont with a power play goal in the opening period, his 10th of the campaign.
Syracuse has won a season-high three straight games, and Adam Munro has been in goal for all three victories. He made 19 saves on 21 shots in Tuesday’s game.
Brett Sterling scored both goals for Chicago, increasing his team-leading total to 13 on the season (13-7-20) in just 14 games played.