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Granlund scores in overtime, Heat rally from 3-1 deficit to edge IceHogs 4-3

Wednesday, 01.15.2014 / 9:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Granlund scores in overtime, Heat rally from 3-1 deficit to edge IceHogs 4-3

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Markus Granlund scored a power-play goal 3:40 into overtime as the Abbotsford Heat rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday in American Hockey League action.

The Heat (25-13-2) trailed 3-1 going into the final period before winning their second row, both in overtime. Evan Trupp made it a one-goal game 17 seconds into the period with his first goal of the season, and Chad Billins tied it at 13:56.

Defenceman Mark Cundari got the other Abbotsford goal on the power play in the second period.

Brad Winchester and Garret Ross gave Rockford (18-17-6) a 2-0 lead in the first period, and Brandon Mashinter made it 3-1 in the second.

Joey MacDonald made 32 saves for Abbotsford, and Jason Labarbera handled 29 shots for the IceHogs.

Abbotsford was 2 for 3 on the power play, and Rockford was 2 for 4.

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You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

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