The Abbotsford Heat were down 3-1 in the series heading into Friday nights game and scored two first period goals on their way to a 3-1 win over the Amerks to force a game six on Sunday in Rochester. Don Stevens said on the broadcast that the team has to be up at 4am to begin their travel back home, based on how tired the teams looked tonight let’s hope they drink some red bulls for the game on Sunday.
The game was more like game one in Rochester than the previous four. The Heat took an early lead and were able to limit the quality scoring chances for the Amerks. There was not a lot of scoring and definitely not a lot of hitting. That can easily be contributed to the third game in five nights after traveling across the country.
It did appear the Jeff Taffe had scored a goal late in the third period that would have made it a 3-2 game but it was called no goal by referee Frederic L’Ecuyer. Every Amerk player on the ice at the time celebrated and even David Shantz looked for the puck but it was waved off. Benoit Groulx [...]Read More