The Rampage snapped a three-game losing skid with the victory and ended the Stars’ four-game winning streak in the process.
Marty Sertich led Iowa with a goal and an assist, and Jonas Vas and Nolan Baumgartner provided the other goals. Toby Petersen tallied an assist to move into a tie for the AHL scoring lead with 20 points on the season.
QUAD CITY 3, GRAND RAPIDS 1
Quad City scored three unanswered goals and third-year netminder Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves as the visiting Flames posted a 3-1 victory over Grand Rapids in a school-day matinee on Tuesday at Van Andel Arena.
Defenseman Adam Pardy netted the eventual game-winner at 16:01 of the second period, extending the Flames’ winning streak to three games.
With the loss, the Griffins are now winless in six straight outings overall (0-5-0-1) and have still yet to win a home game this season (0-6-0-0).
The Flames knotted the score back up at 14:23, as Tomi Maki notched his second goal of the campaign. It came unassisted.
Quad City took the lead for good less than two minutes later on Pardy’s first marker of the season, with the lone assist going to Carsen Germyn.
Germyn now has a point in four of his last five games (4-1-5) after being held off the scoresheet in six of his first seven outings this season.
Following an 0-5-1 start to the season, the Flames’ McElhinney has been between the pipes for all three games of the team’s current winning streak.