1. Kolanos White Hot: One of the AHL’s most dangerous snipers extended his league best goal scoring streak to six games in Saturday’s 2-1 win. Kolanos now has raised the franchise record for goals in a season to 28 and has collected nine goals and four assists over the six-game streak. Tough to imagine what the Calgarian could do with a full slate of games, he has suited up for 45 of the 73 contests.
2. Taylor’s Splendid Stop: The save of the game likely saved the Heat from overtime when Danny Taylor robbed the Checkers on what appeared to be a back-door tap-in. With less than a minute remaining, and an empty net behind the home-team who pressed for an equalizer while six-on-five, Taylor slid left to right to stone the home teams and drop the jaws of thousands of fans with his right pad.
3. Heat Record 39th Win: The club has now equaled the mark of the 2009-10 squad with 39 wins on the season. With three games left, Troy Ward joins Ben Walter (points), Krys Kolanos (goals) and likely Brian Connelly (assists) in the Heat History books, and has a chance to set a new outright record for wins in a season. Saturday’s win was Ward’s 101st professional win of his career.