<
>

Wolves win with three goals in third

The Chicago Wolves scored three unanswered goals in the third period on Friday night to pull out a 4-2 road victory over the Houston Aeros at the Toyota Center.

Steve Reinprecht and Mark Mancari scored 26 seconds apart late in the third period as Chicago (39-26-3-3) won for the second time this season when trailing at the start of the final period.

Jordan Schroeder and Darren Haydar scored the other Wolves' goals. Reinprecht added two assists while Haydar delivered an assist on Mancari's game-winning goal.

Goaltender Matt Climie stopped 23 of 25 shots to earn his 10th win in 16 starts since the start of 2012. Matt Hackett made 23 saves in the loss for Houston (32-24-5-10).

The Wolves, who sit in first place in the AHL's Midwest Division, have a chance to wrap up a playoff bid on Saturday night at Oklahoma City. If the Wolves defeat the Western Conference-leading Barons -- and Peoria loses in regulation at Houston and Rochester loses at Lake Erie --- then Craig MacTavish's squad will clinch a playoff spot.