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Short-handed goal lifts Aces to shutout win over Wranglers

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STEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Las Vegas goaltender Joe Fallon makes a strong save as a streaking Aces winger Joey Crabb redirects the puck into him during the third period on Wednesday night. Crabb, an Anchorage native, is one of four NHL players who are under contract with the Alaska Aces as the NHL lockout continues.

Wranglers vs. Aces

Wrangler defenseman Bretton Stamler (right) lays a hard hit on Alaska winger Tommy Mele by the glass during the third period on Wednesday night. Launch slideshow »

The good news for the Las Vegas Wranglers was that the first shot didn't end up in the back of the net.

The bad news was they were shut out once again.

Joey Crabb scored a short-handed goal at the 14:35 mark of the second period to give the Alaska Aces a 1-0 victory over the Wranglers on Wednesday at the Orleans Arena.

Mark Guggenberger was great in net for Alaska (6-4-0-0), saving 26 shots. Joe Fallon, despite allowing one goal, was also stellar, notching 24 saves.

The Wranglers dropped to 3-4-0-1 with the loss, and will continue their three-game set with Alaska on Friday at 7 p.m.

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