tallied three assists and Tyler Plante
made 30 saves as Rochester rebounded from a Game 1 loss to post a 4-1 win over Abbotsford in Game 2.
Plante has stopped 50 of 51 shots in five periods of work (0.61, .980) since taking over for Alexander Salak
after the first period on Thursday. John Lammers
gave the Heat a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes, but the Americans answered with goals from Jason Garrison
, Mike Duco and two-time Calder Cup champion Graham Mink
in the second period. Jeff Taffe
added his first goal of the playoffs after netting a career-high 28 goals in the regular season.
The series now moves to Abbotsford for the next three games, beginning Monday night.
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Game 5, if necessary is Friday April 23, also in Abbotsford
You can catch all the HEAT HOCKEY action on Country 107.1 FM. Dave Sheldon will have the call of all the action, beginning with the HONDA WAY pregame show at 7:50 pm MST.
The puck will drop in Abbotsford, BC at 8:00 pm MT.