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Heat score three on power play in win over Rampage

The Canadian Press
12/7/2013 1:11:48 AM
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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Ben Street had a goal and assisted on the game winner to lead the Abbotsford Heat to a 4-2 win over the San Antonio Rampage in American Hockey League action Friday.

Street set up Max Reinhart's third-period power play goal, giving the reigning AHL player of the month of November 20 points in his past 13 games.

Michael Grandlund scored an empty net goal to go with his two assists and Ben Hanowski also tallied for Abbotsford (18-6-2), who increased their position atop the AHL standings.

Joni Ortio made 29 saves in the win.

Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist for San Antonio (10-11-2), while Bobby Butler also scored. Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots for the Rampage.

The Heat opened the scoring at 14:08 of the second period on the power play, unleashing a shower of plush toys on Teddy Bear Toss night.

Markstrom kicked Michael Ferland's slap shot right to Hanowski at the right side of the net. He tried a cross-crease pass to Brett Olson but the centring feed went off Markstrom's skate and in, giving Hanowski eight goals on the season.

Street scored 62 seconds into the third period on a four-on-three power play to make it 2-0.

Chad Billins made a good pass across to Granlund at the side of the net. His shot trickled behind Markstrom and Street swooped in to shovel home his 13th of the season.

The Rampage cut the deficit to 2-1 just a couple minutes later when Butler picked up his seventh. Trocheck began the rush and fed the puck up to Garrett Wilson, who made a great centring pass to Butler in the slot for the easy redirect past Ortio's outstretched arm.

Trocheck tied the game at 11:41 of the third while shorthanded, as he stripped Granlund of the puck in the slot and got a shot off and then scored on his own rebound.

The Heat regained the lead on that same power play, just 38 seconds later. Reinhart one-timed a perfect cross-ice pass from Street to beat Markstrom glove side.

Granlund had a chance to score a fourth power play goal for the Heat, but Markstrom slide across to make a tough toe save.

The Rampage pushed to even the game, but the closest they came was Quintin Howden's redirect at the side of the net, which Ortio kicked out with his left pad with a little more than four minutes to go.

Granlund added an empty net goal with less than a minute remaining.

Abbotsford Heat (Photo: TSN)


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