Taylor Peters scored the winner midway through the third period as Texas edged the Marlies 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, giving the Stars a 3-2 series lead in the AHL’s Western Conference final.

Peters poked home the rebound off of Matej Stransky’s shot for his first of the playoffs at 9:02 of the third. Scott Glennie had the other goal for Texas, while goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp made 17 saves at Ricoh Coliseum.

The Game 5 winner in Calder Cup playoff history has gone on to win the series 81.1 per cent of the time.

Spencer Abbott scored the lone goal for the Marlies, his fourth of the playoffs and fourth in the last two games. Drew MacIntyre made 31 saves in the loss.

With Maxime Fortunus off for closing his hand on the puck and Jyrki Jokipakka serving a tripping minor, Toronto had a 1:35 two-man advantage near the middle of the second but got just two shots on goal.

“That’s the game right there,” said Marlies coach Steve Spott. “You’ve got a (1:35) 5-on-3, you’re up 1-0 as soon as you don’t get at least momentum off of it you know they’re probably going to get a push back shift. They got it and Scott Glennie got a big goal for them.