HOUSTON - Matt Beaudoin had two goals and two assists, including the overtime winner, as the Houston Aeros staved off elimination by beating the Manitoba Moose 5-4 in American Hockey League playoff action Wednesday.
The Moose missed a chance for their second straight sweep and now lead the best-of-seven Western Conference final 3-1, with Game 5 going Friday in Houston.
Corey Locke had a goal and two assists for Houston, while Robbie Earl and Tony Hrkac also scored. John Lammers added three assists.
Mike Keane had two goals and an assist for Manitoba, while Jason Krog and Mario Bliznak also scored.
Anton Khudobin stopped 18 of 22 shots in regulation for Houston. The Aeros put Nolan Schaefer in goal for overtime. He didn't face a shot.
Cory Schneider stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Moose.