MANITOBA 4, SAN ANTONIO 2
Manitoba staked itself to a 3-1 lead held on at the end for a 4-2 win over visiting San Antonio on Thursday in front of 8,355 fans at the MTS Centre.
Jannik Hansen factored into all four Moose goals on the night, scoring one and adding three assists. Brad Moran posted a goal and two assists, and Mike Brown notched an empty-net goal in the game’s closing minute.
MacIntyre, a 2008 AHL All-Star who made his first start since Mar. 8, improved his season record to 23-16-2.
Joey Tenute, also a 2008 AHL All-Star, initially gave the Rampage a 1-0 lead at 10:54 of the opening stanza. San Antonio captain Bryan Helmer netted a power play goal late in the third, which at the time cut Manitoba’s lead to 3-2.
The Rampage finished 2-4-0-0 on a six-game road trip and will close the season by playing eight of 12 at home.
With the win, Manitoba pulled within five points of first-place Toronto in the North Division.
ROCHESTER 5, LAKE ERIE 4 (OT)
Rochester rallied for a pair of third-period goals, and David Brine lit the lamp at 2:55 of overtime to give the Amerks a 5-4 road win over Lake Erie at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Americans goaltender Adam Dennis stopped 29 of 33 shots in the win, which snapped Rochester’s four-game winless skid (0-2-2-0).
HOUSTON 1, CHICAGO 0
Houston goaltender Anton Khudobin made 26 saves for his first career AHL shutout as the Aeros blanked visiting Chicago, 1-0, at the Toyota Center.
Peter Olvecky notched the game’s only goal on the power play at 11:08 of the second period.
The Wolves, who entered the game averaging a league-high 3.79 goals per game, were shutout for the first time since Jan. 16.
Chicago has also lost three straight games in regulation for the first time since suffering a four-game skid from Dec. 1-8.