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Mancari has two goals and an assist, Wolves come back to defeat Heat 5-2

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ROSEMONT, Ill. - Mark Mancari had two goals and an assist as the Chicago Wolves scored four unanswered goals in a 5-2 win over the Abbotsford Heat in American Hockey League action Thursday.

Jordan Schroeder, Victor Oreskovich and Tim Miller also scored for Chicago (14-10-4), which won for the fifth time in six games.

Jordan Henry and Quintin Laing scored for Abbotsford (20-9-2), which lead 2-1 after the first period before Chicago roared back.

"I thought we started well despite the score," said Wolves head coach Craig MacTavish. "We gave up two power-play goals but we were able to capitalize when we received the man-advantage and it helped us earn two points."

Chicago tied the game 4:09 into the second period. Defenceman Mark Matheson's shot from the point was stopped by Abbotsford goaltender Danny Taylor. The rebound bounced to Mancari, who tucked the puck home from the far post.

Chicago took a 3-2 lead while on the power play at 10:46 of the second period. Mancari's shot was blocked by Taylor and the clearing attempt of the rebound hit a Heat defenceman and landed at the skates of Schroeder, who snapped a shot past Taylor.

The Wolves inched ahead 4-2 when forward Nathan Longpre dropped a pass from the side of the net into the slot for Oreskovich, who one-timed a shot past Taylor.

Miller's short-handed empty-net goal with 49 seconds remaining in the game gave the Wolves a 5-2 lead.

Abbotsford opened scoring on the power play when Henry picked up a loose puck in the slot and flicked it over the shoulder of Wolves goaltender Eddie Lack at 5:43 of the first period.

Chicago tied the game 1-1 at 13:39 of the opening period. Steve Reinprecht wrapped around the net with the puck and fed Mancari standing alone at the top of the crease. He tapped the puck past Taylor into an empty net.

The Heat went ahead 2-1 on the power play when centre Krys Kolanos' shot from the near circle deflected off Laing and past Lack with 47 seconds left in the first period.

Lack made 29 saves for Chicago.

Taylor stopped 30 shots for Abbotsford.

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