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Joey MacDonald solid in goal as Heat beat the Rampage 3-2 in shootout

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 12:55 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Joey MacDonald solid in goal as Heat beat the Rampage 3-2 in shootout

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Ben Street scored the winner in the shootout and added a goal in regulation as the Abbotsford Heat defeated the San Antonio Rampage 3-2 in American Hockey League action on Wednesday.

Street beat goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris with a backhand, and Blair Jones followed with another. Heat goalie Joey MacDonald stopped all four shooters he faced.

MacDonald made 29 saves in his first AHL game since Jan. 28, 2012 after getting placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames on the weekend.

Street and Ben Hanowski each scored for the Heat, while Jones extended his point streak to five games with an assist. Abbotsford (9-4-1) is in first place in the Western Conference, but has played more games than all but one other club.

Garrett Wilson and Bobby Butler scored for San Antonio (4-6-2).

Grumet-Morris stopped 22 shots for the Rampage.

The Heat opened the scoring at 11:38 of the first period. Colby Robak accidentally gave the puck away in his own crease, allowing Blair Jones to chip the puck up and Street knocked it out of the air for his second goal of the season.

Hanowski made it 2-0 at 2:35 of the second period. Markus Granlund collected his own rebound in the corner and found Hanowski at the top of the left circle. The 23-year-old rookie wired a wrist shot past Grumet-Morris for his fifth of the season.

Wilson got the Rampage on the board at the 12-minute mark of the second period. Alex Petrovic's shot was redirected by Wilson in the slot, just over the sprawling netminder, giving him four goals on the year.

The visitors tied the game with less than six minutes to go in the third. Butler took a feed from Robak at the right face-off dot and blasted a shot top corner past MacDonald for his third of the season.

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