Libor Pivko recorded a goal and two assists and Milwaukee converted four times with the man advantage en route to a 4-3 victory over Houston at the Bradley Center on Friday night.
Sheldon Brookbank scored the winning goal with 4:23 left in regulation, and Pekka Rinne made 12 of his 27 saves in the third period.
Brookbank and Darren Haydar finished with a goal and an assist apiece, and Rich Peverley also scored for Milwaukee, which had gone 2-for-41 in the season series with Houston prior to Friday’s win.
The victory moves the Admirals to within four points of the Aeros in the race for first place in the AHL’s West Division.
Peter Olvecky scored a pair for Houston, and Matt Foy and Erik Reitz each chipped in with two assists. Rookie Roman Voloshenko added his 31st goal of the season.
Marc Cavosie (far right) found it easy being green on Friday, scoring all three Philadelphia goals in a 3-2 overtime win.
Elsewhere on Friday:
Marc Cavosie scored his third goal of the night 2:03 into overtime, giving Philadelphia a 3-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Nate DiCasmirro and Darryl Bootland had a goal and an assist each as Grand Rapids topped the 100-point mark with a 3-2 win over Cleveland
Iowa scored three times in the final 5:17 of the third period and had a power play for most of the five-minute overtime, but Rochester pulled out an important victory, 4-3 in a shootout
Evgeny Tunik scored with 2:33 left in regulation as Bridgeport earned its first win in 10 all-time visits to Providence, 3-2
Binghamton scored twice in the third period and twice in the shootout to pull out a 3-2 victory over Hershey
Adam Munro made 34 saves to lead Norfolk to a 3-2 win over visiting Hartford
Joe Motzko scored the winning goal and Martin Prusek stopped 43 shots as Syracuse defeated Albany, 2-1
Jason King recorded two goals and an assist for Manitoba in a 3-2 win over Chicago
Jonathan Boutin made 26 saves as Springfield shut out Lowell, 4-0
Greg Hogeboom scored in overtime to gibe Manchester a 2-1 win over Peoria