Location: Abbotsford Entertainment and Sport Center
Sven Baertschi returned to the line-up last night and collected an assist. The Heat also fired 50 shots on net (!), but it still wasn’t enough. They ended up losing to the Americans 5-2.
Abbotsford gets a chance at redemption tonight in the second game of their B2B series against Rochester. They have fired more than 80 shots on net in the last 2 games, but pucks just aren’t going in all that much. In addition, the goaltending has been uncharacteristically leaky lately, which has made it hard to bust out of their 5+ week cold snap.
The Heat remain fifth in the conference for now, but a loss tonight would likely drop them to 8th or worse. They are also tied for the second worst goals for record in the conference (77), which is just 2.33 goals for per game – and that’s considering their very hot start to the season in October.
The turn around has to start soon if the team is to stay in the playoff hunt. Here’s hoping they can score more than 2 tonight.