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Dustin Sylvester scores in shootout as Abbotsford beats Houston 1-0 @NHLdotcom

HOUSTON - Dustin Sylvester scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Abbotsford Heat shut out the Houston Aeros 1-0 in American Hockey League play Sunday.

Sylvester beat Houston goaltender Matt Hackett on Abbotsford's fourth attempt, while Leland Irving stoned five Aeros shooters.

The game started with a chippy first period that featured 12 penalties handed out between both teams.

Yet neither team was able to capitalize, with Abbotsford (13-5-1) blanking on four power plays while Houston (10-3-5) couldn't score on seven tries.

Irving earned the win with 34 saves, while Hackett stopped 23 shots.

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