Ben Street scored the most improbable goal in Heat history!
1. RECORD SETTING STRIKES: Steve McCarthy and Ben Street combined to score the fastest consecutive short-handed goals in AHL history (faster than the NHL record too) as Street batted the puck high into the air off the face-off that followed McCarthy’s short-handed goal on a deke. It was a preposterous turn of events made even wilder by the fact that on the draw after Street’s goal, he put another on net batting his second draw out of mid-air and onto the enemy net (Scrivens made the save this time). Ridiculous.
2. PHENOMENAL KILLING: The Heat penalty kill erased nine power plays and scored twice to improve their season mark to 36 of 37, while they’ve outscored the opposition power play 3-1 this season. At this point, I’m not sure that they mind taking penalties. It’s hard to fathom a plus-two mark for the unit on the season. Needless to say the PK is ranked number one in the AHL.
3. PHYSICAL EDUCATION: The Marlies set a physical tone early, but the refused to be intimidated and match every punch, hit, and post-whistle scirmish with one of their own. The M.O. was obvious from the visitors, but it didn’t work. Ironically it was the Heat called for ten penalties on the night as compared to the four assessed to the Marlies.