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Abbotsford ices physical lineup, gets revenge with win over Marlies

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A Night After Being Outmuscled The Toronto Marlies At Home, The Abbotsford Heat Turned The Tables On Their Guests.

Recent Call-Up J.D. Watt Followed A Fight With His First American Hockey League Goal As The Heat Downed The Marlies 5-3 On Wednesday.

Watt Was A Presence Both Physically And Offensively As The Heat Dressed A More Physical Line-Up To Matching The Marlies' Intensity From Tuesday's Game, Won Toronto 3-1.

Watt, Who Was Called Up Overnight, Dropped The Gloves With Richard Greenop In The First Period Before Scoring To Give The Heat A 2-1 Lead After 20 Minutes.

"I Found Out At 12:30 Last Night," Said Watt Of The Call-Up. "So It Was A Quick Turn-Around. (Heat Coach Jim Playfair) Just Told Me That I Had To Be A Big Part In Tonight's Game And Help These Guys Out.

"It Was A Real Treat Playing With (Jason) Jaffray And (David) Van Der Gulik For Those Last Two Periods."

A Total Of 118-Minutes In Penalties Was Handed Out In The First Period, 88 Of Which Came After A Line Brawl Between The Two Teams.

The Melee Resulted In Four Players Being Ejected From The Game, With Game Misconducts Going To Brennan Evans Of The Marlies And Kris Chucko Of The Heat.

Jiri Tlusty Opened The Scoring For The Marlies When He Finished Off A Short-Handed Two-On-One With Mike Zigomanis.

Carsen Germyn, Who Returned From Injury, Scored His First Of The Season Of Abbotsford (4-1-3) To Tie The Game 1-1.

Jamie Lundmark, Keith Seabrook, And Jaffray Had The Other Heat Goals.

Tyler Bozak And Dale Mitchell Also Scored For Toronto (3-3-1).

"We Were Sloppy In Our Own Zone," Said Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins. "We Were Chasing Pucks Behind Our Net And We Don't Normally Do That. We Just Made Some Real Bone-Headed Mistakes In Our Own Zone And That Was The Difference To Me."

Heat Goaltender David Shantz Turned Aside 26 Marlies Shots For His First Win Of The Season.

Adam Munro Was Solid Once For The Marlies, Making 35 Saves In The Loss.

"He Was Excellent," Eakins Said. "The Score Could've Been Much Different Without Him."

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