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Berra makes 29 saves, Granlund scores SO winner as Heat edge Barons

Saturday, 10.19.2013 / 11:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Berra makes 29 saves, Granlund scores SO winner as Heat edge Barons

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reto Berra stopped 29 shots through regulation and four more in the shootout as the Abbotsford Heat edged the host Oklahoma City Barons 2-1 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.

Markus Granlund scored the shootout winner for the Heat (3-2-1) while Paul Byron scored in regulation.

Joel Broda supplied the offence for the Barons (3-3-1) as Richard Bachman made 28 saves in a losing cause.

The two clubs nearly went two full periods without a goal before Broda put Oklahoma City on the board at 19:59 of the second.

Abbotsford was near defeat however, with the goalie pulled for a sixth attacker, Byron scored at 19:21 of the third period to force extra time.

Neither team had any success with the power play as both went 0 for 6 with the man advantage.

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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals