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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#1 Sincity1976
October 20 2012, 01:12PM
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I think Bouma is out due to injury. He didn't return after the second.

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#3 Sincity1976
October 20 2012, 01:33PM
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Him or Eddy I think. From what I heard Eddy was pretty decent in camp so it wouldn't surprise me to see him get in the line-up.

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#4 jeremywilhelm
October 20 2012, 02:10PM
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Hopefully Ferland. And he pounds Kassians face in.

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#5 CFan in Vic
October 20 2012, 05:32PM
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No goals for Sven last night, but he looked deadly. A couple very sweet toe drags making defenders look silly. Horak looks REALLY good in the AHL medium.

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#6 ChinookArch
October 20 2012, 06:21PM
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Any chance in a Live Chat for tonight?

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#7 schevvy
October 20 2012, 06:40PM
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Looking forward to watching Sven and the rest of the Heat play tonight. Interested to see how some of the other guys play tonight, like Horak, Reinhart, Bouma and others. We all know that Sven and Brodie are pretty darn good, but it's the depth guys that can be just as important to the Flames once the NHL starts again around 2014.

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#9 schevvy
October 20 2012, 08:11PM
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EVEN DURING A LOCKOUT WE CAN'T ESCAPE KERR AND SIMMER!!

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#11 schevvy
October 20 2012, 08:16PM
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Simmer follows too closely to his own advice, keeps it far too simple.

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#13 schevvy
October 20 2012, 08:20PM
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What's the scouting report on Barry Brust? Obviously Ward has not been impressed with Irving.

P.s- John Garrett too?? Oh dear god

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#15 schevvy
October 20 2012, 08:22PM
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Haha Desbiens. Somewhere commenter everton fc is sitting watching in disappointment.

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#19 schevvy
October 20 2012, 08:31PM
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Yeeesh that was a crap goal given up by Brust.

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#22 SmellOfVictory
October 20 2012, 08:33PM
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Sweet baby Jesus, Brodie's fantastic. He's making some sick, sick passes.

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#23 schevvy
October 20 2012, 08:36PM
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Has anyone figured out what Playfair saw in Breen? Holy hell he's terrible

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#25 jgl
October 20 2012, 08:38PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Im surprised Lamb and Kolanos aren't dressed.

From watching yesterdays game, Kolanos looked incredibly unmotivated when he didn't have the puck, especially in the D-zone

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#29 ChinookArch
October 20 2012, 08:53PM
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Baertchi can sure create space for himself.

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#31 Ryan Pike
October 20 2012, 08:56PM
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Really liking Horak's game tonight and all season thus far. Just very patient and he's been able to utilize his foot-speed and hands a bit more than he did last year.

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#33 ChinookArch
October 20 2012, 08:59PM
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I've really come to hate the word 'truculence'.

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#35 Robert Cleave
October 20 2012, 09:02PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Wolves were the better team overall in the first. Heat really seemed to struggle in their own zone, giving up a lot of quality chances and generally running around. The last 3 defenders on the depth chart (Breen, McKelvie and Callahan) are, uh, "high risk" at times.

Low reward, high risk. That's quite a combination.

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#36 SmellOfVictory
October 20 2012, 09:04PM
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I'm not sure which guy it is, but one of the other defenders actually looks slower on the ice than Breen, which is terrifying.

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#37 ChinookArch
October 20 2012, 09:04PM
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@Kent Wilson

It's too bad that Coverlite isn't free anymore. Have you guys found any promising or potential replacements?

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#39 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:10PM
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Just go stand in front of Wanye's mansion and demand he pony up some cash hahaha.

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#41 ChinookArch
October 20 2012, 09:16PM
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This PK looked better than the last one.

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#43 ChinookArch
October 20 2012, 09:20PM
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Nice!

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#45 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:23PM
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Atta boy Bancks! Classy player

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#47 CLyde
October 20 2012, 09:25PM
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Love this Bancks kid.

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#48 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:27PM
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Also- Bancks was never a real scrapper in junior. He still isn't haha

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#50 schevvy
October 20 2012, 09:33PM
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Sven's got some nice puck skills.

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