Spina helps Rampage shoot down Stars

David Spina scored his second goal of the game with 37 seconds left in overtime to give San Antonio a 4-3 win over Iowa in Des Moines on Tuesday night.

The Rampage snapped a three-game losing skid with the victory and ended the Stars’ four-game winning streak in the process.

Matt Murley and Olivier Latendresse also scored for San Antonio and Joel Perrault notched two assists. David LeNeveu made 28 saves for his first win of the season.

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 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).

After a scoreless first period, Grand Rapids took a 1-0 lead at 8:10 of the middle stanza. Rookie Darren Helm netted his first professional goal and was assisted by Evan McGrath and Tom Galvin.

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.

David Van der Gulik gave Quad City an insurance goal just 10 seconds into the third period, closing the game’s scoring. Assists went to Grant Stevenson and Tim Hambly.

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.