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Colin Stuart scores shootout winner as Abbotsford Heat edge Chicago Wolves 3-2

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Gord Baldwin led the way for Abbotsford with his first two goals of the season and Colin Stuart netted the shootout winner as the Heat defeated the Chicago Wolves 3-2 in American Hockey League action Friday.

Stuart went high glove side on Wolves starter Kari Lehtonen in the ninth round of the shootout, ending Abbotsford's six-game losing streak. After dropping a 3-2 decision to the Wolves on Thursday, the Heat got a measure of revenge Friday.

Riley Holzapfel opened the scoring near the halfway mark of the first when his wrist shot from the top of the face-off circle beat Heat starter David Shantz.

Baldwin then took over for Abbotsford.

The Heat defenceman tied the game when put a harmless looking wrist shot past a screened Lehtonen for his first of the season.

Then, late in the second, Baldwin struck again when he was able convert on a perfect feed from Stuart.

The Heat penalty kill broke down early in the third when Anthony Stewart was able to re-direct a Jamie Hunt feed past Shantz to tie the game at two.

Shantz made 32 saves picking up his third win of the season, while Lehtonen made 17 saves for his second loss of the season.

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