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Heat blanked by Stars on Friday night

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

AUSTIN, TX -- The Abbotsford Heat dropped a 5-0 decision to the Texas Stars on Friday night.

The Stars jumped out to the 3-0 lead in the first period with Brett Ritchie, Francis Wathier, and Justin Dowling beating Joey MacDonald in the opening frame.

After a scoreless second period, Ritchie and Travis Morin added to the Stars lead in the third stanza, handing their team the 5-0 victory.

Texas netminder Cristopher Nilstorp stopped all 26 shots the Heat threw at him. MacDonald made 38 saves for Abbotsford.

The Heat continue on their lengthy road swing on Saturday, taking on the San Antonio Rampage.

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