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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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This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

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