HOUSTON --- Warren Peters had a goal and an assist, Marco Scandella collected a pair of helpers and Anton Khudobin made 34 saves in goal as the Houston Aeros won their second game in a row, 4-2 over the Texas Stars Sunday at Toyota Center.
Carson McMillan scored the game-winner at the 6:00 mark of the third, breaking a 2-2 deadlock after the Stars battled back from a 2-0 deficit. McMillan also had the game-winning goal Saturday. Nate Prosser bagged an insurance goal at 9:51 to help secure the win.
GAME DAY AUDIO
Kris Fredheim gave Houston a 1-0 lead with his first AHL goal 5:03 into the first period. In the second, Peters swept a rebound past Stars goalie Richard Bachman (24 saves) at 11:37 for his first of the season. Peters' goal came just three seconds after an Aeros 5-on-3 power play expired.
Francis Wathier made it a one-goal game at 15:20 of the second, beating Khudobin with a high stick side shot for his third tally of the season. Mathieu Tousignant tied it with his second goal of the season 2:16 into the third.
Khudobin earned his second win of the season and turned aside 17 of 18 shots in the middle period.
The Aeros (4-5-1-0, 9 points) host the Toronto Marlies Friday for a 7:35 p.m. game at Toyota Center. The team will salute active duty personnel, the families of military serving in war zones, families who have lost loved ones, as well as dozens of newly enlisted military.
The night will include special presentations to the active duty personnel, including a number of service personnel recently back from Iraq, and a swearing-in ceremony for the new members of America’s military.
Companies or individuals who sponsor tickets for the military will be recognized at our game and on our website. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet with these soldiers and families at the game if you choose.
To help provide tickets for military personnel and their families call 713-974-PUCK (7825).
AEROS STARTERS: Anton Khudobin (G), Petr Kalus (F), Carson McMillan (F), Drew Bagnall (F), Jared Palmer (F/D), Kris Fredheim (D)
AEROS SCRATCHES: Jame Fraser, Peter Zingoni, Chad Rau, Tyler Cuma
PREGAME NOTES: The Houston Aeros (Minnesota Wild) close out their third consecutive three-in-three today at home vs. the Texas Stars (Dallas Stars). The Aeros snapped a six-game winless skid (0-5-1-0) with a 3-1 win at Texas last night. The Stars, who had Friday night off after defeating Chicago 4-3 on Thursday, saw their three-game win streak end with the loss. The Aeros sit in eighth place in the West Division while the Stars are in third.
AEROS AT A GLANCE
RECORD: -- 3-5-1-0
HOME: -- 0-3-1-0
ROAD: -- 2-3-0-0
STREAK: -- WON 1
SCORE FIRST! --- Houston is 3-1-0-0 when scoring first this season and 0-4-1-0 when allowing the first goal.
SCORE EARLY! --- The Aeros are 3-0-0-0 when leading after 20 minutes and 0-3-0-0 when trailing after the opening period.
STREAKS --- Robbie Earl has points in three-straight games (0-3-3)...Joel Broda has points in two of his last three games.
SHOOTIN' --- The Aeros are 3-1-0-0 when being out shot and 0-3-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
LOOKING FOR FIRST HOME WIN--- The Aeros have dropped their first three home games. The last time that happened was the start of the 2007-08 campaign. That season's club snapped the drought with a 4-1 win over San Antonio on Oct. 27, 2007.
WELLMAN, GILLIES SKATE FOR WILD --- Casey Wellman and Colton Gillies played in Minnesota's 2-1 win over Washington Thursday night and in last night's 3-1 loss to Chicago. Wellman was a starter Saturday.
POWER PLAY DROUGHT OVER --- Maxim Noreau scored on Houston's fourth power play Oct. 29 at San Antonio to snap a six-game scoreless drought on the man-advantage. The Aeros power play was 0-for-28 in six games prior to going 1-for-7 that night.
BACK-TO-BACK SHUTOUTS --- The Aeros were shut out in two straight games (1-0 Oct. 22 vs. OKC. and 2-0 Oct. 23 at SAN). That last time that the team was held scoreless in two straight games was during the 2009-10 season in losses to Chicago (3-0, Feb. 14, 2010) and at Milwaukee (2-0, Feb. 19, 2010). The loss at Milwaukee capped three straight shutout games; the Aeros won the first game of the set 1-0 at home vs. Grand Rapids on Feb. 13, 2010.
SCORELESS STREAK SNAPPED --- Joel Broda snapped an Aeros scoreless drought of 158:50 with a goal 18:20 into the first period of Sunday's game vs. Lake Erie. Houston's longest scoreless streak was 185:29; that occured March 19-24, 1995.
ALMOST A SHUTOUT --- Anton Khudobin made 28 saves in regulation last Friday and another three in overtime. The last time the Aeros lost a 1-0 game was Oct. 21, 2009, vs. Lake Erie in regulation.
ALMOST A SHUTOUT, PART 2 --- The last time the Aeros and an opponent went into overtime tied 0-0 was Feb. 13, 2010, vs. Grand Rapids. JM Daoust scored 55 seconds into OT to give the Aeros the win.
THREE-IN-THREE'S --- The Aeros play three three-in-three's in a row. Overall there are 13 three-in-three's this season.
ROSTER MOVES --- The Aeros signed F Brock McBride to a PTO Oct. 29...F Casey Wellman was recalled by the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 28... D Brandon Rogers was released from his PTO on Oct. 27...LW Colton Gillies was recalled by the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 19.