Credit: Clint Trahan / Abbotsford Heat
1. DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: Kolanos at even-strength in the first, Carson on the power play in the second. “Wait… What, uh, what day is this?” The Heat got up by a pair the exact same way that they did in Saturday night’s 2-1 win. The only difference was that the club didn’t allow a goal on this night, winning 2-0.
2. POTENT POWER PLAY: For the fourth straight game the Heat got a power play goal and for the fourth straight game the Heat picked up a pair of points. Abbotsford is now tied with Toronto at 49 points in the North Division, with the Marlies holding two games-in-hand. After starting the season-long eight game homestand with a win and three losses, the Heat bounced back to take 10 of a possible 16 points.
3. ALL-STAR NET-MINDING: All-Star Barry Brust looked the part (as he has all season) stopping all 30 shots he faced. The long-haired puck stopper hadn’t started since January 4th and earned his fourth shutout of the season. The Heat have allowed just four goals in the last five games. Brust (1.44) and Taylor (1.68) remain the top two goalies in the AHL in goals against average. What a tandem.