Stephan, Vas help Stars past Milwaukee, 1-0

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Tobias Stephan turned in a 29-save shutout, and Janos Vas lit the lamp in the third period for the game’s only goal to lead Iowa to a 1-0 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Admirals, who had posted two straight shutouts of their own, saw their five-game winning streak come to an end, while the Stars ended a four-game skid on home ice.

The game was scoreless through the first 40 minutes, but Vas broke the deadlock at 4:16 of the third. It marked his third goal of the campaign and was assisted by Konstantin Pushkarev.

Neither team scored the rest of the way.

Admirals goaltender Pekka Rinne wound up with just the one goal allowed and made 17 saves.

Stephan, a second-year pro, earned his second career shutout and first this season.

Kyle Wharton scored the game-winner with just over four minutes left in regulation to propel Syracuse past Houston by a 3-2 count at the Toyota Center.

Wharton was assisted on the deciding goal by Derick Brassard and Geoff Platt.

Brassard, along with Kris Beech, finished with a pair of assists on the evening.

The Crunch also received goals from Jeffrey Szwez and Joakim Lindstrom, who now has points in nine straight outings (6-4-10).

Houston was led by Erik Reitz’s goal and assist, while Danny Irmen also scored for the Aeros, his first tally of the season.

Tomas Popperle only had to make 15 saves on 17 shots to pick up the win in net for Syracuse, while Houston goaltender Barry Brust stopped 29 of 32 in the losing effort.