December 20 2012 11:34AM
When I previously wrote about the Abbotsford Heat's uncanny success through the early going, the team had suffered just one regulation loss through it's first 10 games and was a league leader in just about every category. Much of that success carried through the month of November, which is why they remain on top of the Western Conference standings with 36 points.
Unfortunately, the Heat have hit the inevitable wall in December, having managed just two wins in their last eight contests and just nine goals over that span. So what happened?
December 20 2012 09:07AM
The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn't get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland.
The game is the first chance to evaluate the final roster for Canada and for Finnish fans to prepare for a couple cuts that need to be made before the tournament begins.
Here are the lines for each club, courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters (@markhmasters).
December 19 2012 10:44PM
The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang!
We have five games for you right now, and we'll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th.
December 19 2012 03:15PM
Dream Rivalry Alive
The Abbotsford Heat sit atop their AHL conference while the Barons are struggling to stay in the playoff picture
In Calgary this is greeted with great joy, dancing in the streets, and various acts of nefarious merriment with barnyard animals*. In Edmonton, well, that isn’t really our thing.
*This may or may not be true.
December 19 2012 10:36AM
The Heat play the Chicago Wolves today - starting right now in fact - so here's the hatily thrown together gamethread: