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Jordan Knackstedt lead the way as Bruins top Heat 4-3 in a shootout

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Jordan Knackstedt scored once in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Providence Bruins skated away with a 4-3 victory over the Abbotsford Heat in American Hockey League action Tuesday night.

Knackstedt went five-hole on Heat starter David Shantz to seal the win for the Bruins, who never trailed in the game. The right-winger gave Providence a 2-1 lead in the first period when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Trent Whitfield.

Craig Weller and Mikko Lehtonen added the others for the Bruins, who improved to 30-28-3.

The Heat (31-24-9) played from behind all night but managed to tie the game with a late third-period goal by Shawn Weller to force overtime. David Van Der Gulik and Brett Sutter had the other Abbotsford goals.

With the loss, the Heat saw their season-high five game-winning streak snapped.

Shantz made 30 saves in the loss, while Bruins starter Kevin Regan made 29 saves for his seventh win of the season.

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