A pair of third-period goals from Mark Mancari proved to be the difference as the Rochester Americans avoided their third straight loss by defeating the Manitoba Moose by a score of 3-2 at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night.
Mancari, who is second on the team with nine goals on the season, tied the score at 2-2 with 7:46 remaining, then scored the game-winner with just 1:56 on the clock.
The teams meet again Wednesday night in Winnipeg.
CHICAGO 5, IOWA 2
The line of Haydar, Krog and Sterling kept rolling as Darren Haydar provided two goals and added an assist while Brett Sterling recorded a pair of goals for the Wolves in their 5-2 win at Allstate Arena on Tuesday night.
Fred Brathwaite stopped 22 of 24 shots for Chicago, who have won the last three games and tallied five goals in each of the contests.
Sterling becomes the first player in the AHL to reach 20 goals this season. He has has registered multiple points in each of his last four games (4g, 6a) and has scored multiple points in 11 of his first 22 games since turning pro.
Haydar’s three-point effort moves him up to 47 points on the year and extends his scoring streak to 24 games, seven shy of the all-time AHL record. He has also recorded assists in 13 straight contests.
League leading scorer Jason Krog added to his totals (19g, 30a) by recording two assists for the Wolves and kept his own scoring streak alive at 23 games.
The game was tied at 1-1 before Chicago struck four times in the first 11:24 of the third period to break the game open.