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HGD 62: Heat, Silver Knights meet for Good Friday rematch (8:00 p.m. MT, free on AHL TV)

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The Stockton Heat will continue their three-game series in Henderson on Friday evening when they take on the Silver Knights at Dollan Loan Center at 8:00 p.m. MT.

The Heat are coming off an impressive 4–3 overtime victory over the Silver Knights on Wednesday. Stockton trailed 3–1 entering the third period before Emilio Pettersen, Eetu Tuulola, and Byron Froese scored three unanswered goals to propel the visitors to victory.

Friday’s game will be the seventh between Stockton and Henderson this season. The Heat have a 3–1–2 record against their divisional foes this season, although the Silver Knights have picked up points in both meetings away from Stockton Arena.

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Brendan Brisson, the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2020 first-round draft pick, made his professional debut against the Heat on Wednesday. The 20-year-old centre scored 21 goals and 42 points in 38 games as a sophomore with the Michigan Wolverines this season; in his professional debut, Brisson scored his first AHL goal to open the scoring for the Silver Knights.

Adam Werner started in goal for the Heat on Wednesday, stopping 20 of the 23 shots he faced for his 11th victory of the season. Expect Dustin Wolf to get the nod on Friday as the Heat remain in pursuit of the top spot in the Pacific Division.

Stockton (43–12–6) remains atop the AHL standings with a .754 points percentage through 61 games this season; Henderson (29–28–5) ranks sixth in the Pacific and could square off against the No. 3-seed Colorado Eagles in the first round of the playoffs.

Projected lineups

These combinations are based, in part, on those used in these teams’ respective previous games. 

Stockton Heat

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Jakob PelletierGlenn GawdinMatthew Phillips
Justin KirklandLuke PhilpMartin Pospisil
Emilio PettersenConnor ZaryWalker Duehr
Tyrell Goulbourne – Byron FroeseEetu Tuulola

Kevin GravelNick DeSimone
Colton PoolmanAndy Welinski
Greg Moro – Johannes Kinnvall

Dustin Wolf
Adam Werner

Henderson Silver Knights

Brendan Brisson – Gage QuinneyPavel Dorofeyev
Jermaine LoewenBen JonesAlan Quine
Paul CotterColt ConradReid Duke
Ben Thomson – Connor Ford – Jack Dugan

Layton AhacDaniil Miromanov
Ian McCoshenKaedan Korczak
Zack HayesBrayden Pachal

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Jiri Patera
Isaiah Saville

Scoring stars

This section excludes players recalled to the NHL or on assignment to other leagues.

Stockton Heat

  1. Matthew Phillips — 58 GP, 29 G, 63 P
  2. Jakob Pelletier — 60 GP, 26 G, 57 P
  3. Glenn Gawdin — 58 GP, 14 G, 48 P
  4. Luke Philp — 59 GP, 21 G, 44 P
  5. Justin Kirkland — 59 GP, 20 G, 42 P

Henderson Silver Knights

  1. Pavel Dorofeyev — 58 GP, 25 G, 45 P
  2. Daniil Miromanov — 49 GP, 10 G, 38 P
  3. Ben Jones — 60 GP, 22 G, 36 P
  4. Paul Cotter — 53 GP, 18 G, 31 P
  5. Sven Baertschi — 43 GP, 14 G, 26 P

Heating up

Emilio Pettersen got Stockton’s comeback effort started late in the third period on Wednesday, deflecting a long-range drive by Nick DeSimone past Knights goaltender Jiri Patera to make it a 3–2 game at the 13:09 mark. Eetu Tuulola tied the game just 16 seconds later.

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Pettersen, 22, is up to 11 goals and 23 points in 53 games this season. The Norwegian winger has scored 11 of his points in Stockton’s last 16 contests.

How to watch

Friday’s game in Henderson will be broadcast on AHL TV and on Spreaker (audio only), with the opening puck-drop set for 8:00 p.m. MT.

FlamesNation contributor Paige Siewert will provide live game updates on her Twitter account. Additionally, you’ll be able to follow along at TheAHL.com.

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