AGD: Chance for Revenge

Kent Wilson
October 20 2012 11:37AM

Time: 8:00pm MST

Location: Abbotsford

Broadcast: Sportsnet One (TV)

The Heat will get a chance to avenge their 3-2 SOL to the Wolves from last night. The two clubs were neck and neck through regulation time, but Chicago swept the ensuing shoout-out easily, scoring on three shots while none of the Heat's shooters managed to beat Eddie Lack.

A couple of Abbotsford's streaks survived the loss: with two more goals on the PP, the Heat have now scored five goals on 13 opportunities (38%). In addition, Roman Horak extended his goal scoring to three games with his PP marker. He has managed the feat with just six shots on net (50% sh%).

Clearly, neither of those things is going to continue indefinitely, but it will be interesting to see how long either streak lasts.

Other notable stats from last night:

- Baertschi didn't get on the scoresheet, but still fired another four shots on net. He now has 11 in three games.

- Danny Taylor had another strong performance and according to Ryan Pinder was the only reason the Heat escaped the second period (where they were outshot 12-6) alive.

The Lineup

Im going to assume nothing major changes from last night, although coaches do tend to shake things up after losses. Nemisz and Byron still aren't healthy apparently though, so the only real switch could be one veteran for another or Michael Ferland finally seeing game action.

It's also possible another goalie sees some game action tonight given it's the second night of B2B.

The Opponent

As mentioned yesterday, the Wolves are a strong team and with the win last night are now 4-0 to start the season. They don't boast any one particular dominant scorer or anything so far, but the team overall (and goaltending specifically) is solid. The Heat will need to find a way to do something at even strength as well as the powerplay to get by them tonight.

Sum it Up

As mentioned at the top of the post, this game is being televised by Sportsnet tonight. Tune in at 8 and swing by to share some thoughts.

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#52 clyde
October 20 2012, 09:37PM
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Gaudreau got a goal and an assist including the winner last night.

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#53 Ryan Pike
October 20 2012, 09:40PM
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@clyde

He had ANOTHER goal and assist tonight, as the Eagles avenged their only loss since JANUARY in a 3-0 trouncing of Northeastern.

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#55 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:41PM
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At least Breen's good for something

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#57 clyde
October 20 2012, 09:44PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Dude is hot out of the gate. Really interested to see how his season goes.

He could be really something. Wouldn't that be great for once. Jankowski is up to 2 goals and an assist in 4 games as well.

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#58 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:46PM
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Not to ruin the mood here, but when does everyone think the NHL will be back? In all seriousness I think an american thanksgiving start is a real possibility

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#59 Ryan Pike
October 20 2012, 09:48PM
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Jankowski's goals were both against bottom-feeding (non-conference) opponent Sacred Heart.

Gaudreau's putting up his numbers against conference opponents.

He's got 5 points in 3 games. He's carrying over his momentum from last season.

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#60 clyde
October 20 2012, 09:50PM
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@Ryan Pike

Jankowski is one of the youngest players in NCAA hockey. He has an average of almost 3 shots per game and by all reports is playing very well.

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#64 SmellOfVictory
October 20 2012, 09:55PM
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clyde wrote:

Jankowski is one of the youngest players in NCAA hockey. He has an average of almost 3 shots per game and by all reports is playing very well.

That's good to hear. I wish I could watch these guys a bit (Eagles you can actually find feeds for, but good effing luck finding anything for Providence).

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#65 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:58PM
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Hahaha Ben Eager facing charges for things involving a bar fight in Toronto

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#66 clyde
October 20 2012, 09:59PM
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Is Sportsnet 1 the Vnacouver Canuck network??

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#67 SmellOfVictory
October 20 2012, 10:02PM
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clyde wrote:

Is Sportsnet 1 the Vnacouver Canuck network??

Negatory, that would be Sportsnet Pacific. SN1 is just the ancillary network for Sportsnet West, which I think they implemented for scheduling conflicts with Flames/Oilers games.

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#68 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:05PM
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SN1 is like TSN2, the secondary network for the main station. SN Flames, Oilers, Canucks and Sens are the channels used during a scheduling conflict.

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#70 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:26PM
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Nice goal by Walter! And a beauty assist from Sven!

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#71 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:27PM
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Sylvester gets credited with that one. Nice shift by that line.

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#75 clyde
October 20 2012, 10:33PM
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WOW!!!

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#76 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:34PM
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Beauty shot from Sven!! Wow a howitzer

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#78 clyde
October 20 2012, 10:36PM
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Sven and Brodie look amazing. Horak looks very good too.

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#79 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:37PM
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Horak gets one as well. 4 goals in 4 games for him

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#81 Ryan Pike
October 20 2012, 10:38PM
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Textbook Flames systems play by Brodie and Baertschi. (And by that I mean, the play actually WORKED.)

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#82 Ryan Pike
October 20 2012, 10:40PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJMqGHofdec

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#83 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:43PM
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Aliu's played quite well tonight. No points but has had a lot of jump.

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#86 Ryan Pike
October 20 2012, 10:48PM
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Young Tyler Ruegsegger made a SLIDING SAVE on a wide-open net.

Great effort in the last 40 minutes from the Heat.

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#87 schevvy
October 20 2012, 10:49PM
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Haha what the hell was Brust doing there??

Nice game from the Heat tonight. 1st line, especially Sven, played real well tonight. Horak and Brodie had nice nights as well.

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#88 clyde
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His best Billy Smith impression.

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