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11-18-2012, 11:38 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
I am excited for the Heat/Marlies match-up this afternoon. The 2 teams get pretty intense when facing each other. I'm not going to lie I also like that the Marlies should be a little bit tired since it is their 3rd game in 3 days.
I have not seen word from either team who could be starting. For the Marlies it will be either Scrivens (4-4-0, 2.87GAA, .888SV%) or Owuya (1-1-0, 3.55GAA, .833SV%) according to a blog on the Marlies website. For Abbotsford it will probably be Taylor (4-2-1, 1.69GAA, .938SV%) or Brust (4-0-0, 0.25GAA, .991SV%).
If Brust starts he comes in with 3 consecutive shutouts and is less than 1 period away from breaking Johnny Bower's AHL shutout streak. Roman Horak is tied for 1st in goals with 10 in 14 games. Baertschi leads the Heat in scoring with 14 points, which is tied for 11th in the AHL and he is 2nd in rookie scoring.
Abbotsford is 1st in the AHL with a 10-1-1-2 record, the Marlies are 6th in the West at 8-5-0-1. The Heat are 1st in the PK with a 94.7% success rate, Toronto is 25th at 78.5%. For powerplay success the Heat are 9th at 20.0% and the Marlies are 17th at 16.5%.
Head to head the Heat hold a 2-0 series lead, with back to back wins on November 1st (3-0), and 2nd (4-2). The rivalry dates back to the spring when the Marlies defeated the Heat in the AHL playoffs.
It should be a good emotional game.
Here is to a solid clean injury free game
And to be a homer....... GO HEAT!!
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