Krahn, Knights blank Stars again

Brent Krahn made 34 saves to lead the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights to a 2-0 win over the Iowa Stars at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Tuesday night.

It was the third victory of the season for the Knights (3-3-0-2), and all three have come via shutout.

Tuesday’s game was scoreless through two periods, despite Iowa owning a 27-11 edge in shots on goal after 40 mintues.

Carsen Germyn snapped the tie at the 8:32 mark of the third period, and Tomi Maki iced the win with an empty-net goal on a nice individual effort.

Krahn earned his second shutout of the season and the eighth of his AHL career. He has stopped all 70 shots he has faced in two starts at Iowa this season.

Dan Ellis made 19 saves in defeat for the Stars, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Brian Maloney scored a pair of goals to lift Chicago to a 5-1 win over Houston, the Aeros’ first regulation loss in their last seven games (5-1-1-0).

Maloney’s tallies staked the Wolves to a 2-0 lead, and after Peter Olvecky scored on a power play early in the second to get the Aeros on the board, Chicago pulled away thanks to goals by Scott Barney, Ramzi Abid and Kevin Doell.

Steve Shields made 19 saves to earn his first AHL victory since the 1996-97 season.

Chicago had scored five goals in their previous four games, all losses.