Knights edge Stars for sixth straight win

Carsen Germyn‘s goal 3:55 into the third period was the difference as the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights took a 4-3 decision from the Iowa Stars at the Civic Auditorium on Thursday night.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Knights, who moved into first place in the AHL’s West Division. The Stars lost for the first time in seven outings this season.

Germyn finished the night with three points, assisting on second-period goals from Brandon Prust and Richie Regehr. Cam Cunning also scored for Omaha.

Joel Lundqvist, Mike Green and Junior Lessard had the goals for Iowa, which will host the Knights in the back end of the home-and-home series on Friday night.

Michael Garnett made 34 saves to lead Chicago to its first home win of the 2006-07 season, a 3-2 decision over visiting Philadelphia.

The road team had won each of the Wolves’ first seven games, with Chicago going 0-3 at Allstate Arena and 4-0 away from home.

Stephen Baby, Braydon Coburn and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Wolves, helping to spoil Kjell Samuelsson’s debut as the Phantoms’ head coach.

David Printz and Mark Cullen scored for Philadelphia.

Jon DiSalvatore had a goal and an assist for Peoria in a 3-1 win over San Antonio.

It was the fifth straight loss and eighth in the last nine games for the Rampage.

Mike Glumac and Charles Linglet also scored for the Rivermen, while Marek Schwarz made 31 saves. Bill Thomas had the lone goal for San Antonio, which was 0-for-10 on the power play.

Ryan Stone scored the deciding goal in the fifth round of the shootout to give Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 3-2 win in Manitoba.

Matt Carkner and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Penguins in regulation. Rick Rypien and Jannik Hansen tallied in the second period for the Moose.