ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Paul Byron scored to lift the league-leading Abbotsford Heat to a 3-2 win over the Rochester Americans in American Hockey League play Friday.
Byron's goal at 8:42 in the third period broke the 2-2 stalemate, giving the Heat (10-1-3) their sixth win in seven games.
Phil Varone and Brayden McNabb replied for Rochester (8-5-1).
Varone opened the scoring 4:34 into the first for the Americans.
Laing tied the game 4:04 into the second and a goal by Baertschi put Abbotsford up 2-1 heading into the third.
McNabb's power-play goal at 3:33 tied the game before Byron's goal just over five minutes later broke the stalemate for good.