Toronto – The Abbotsford Heat saw their seven-game point streak snapped with a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday afternoon in American Hockey League play.
Despite the loss, Abbotsford (10-2-1-2) remains in top spot in the North Division with 23 points.
Ryan Hamilton and Nazem Kadri each scored even strength goals in the first 40 minutes to put the Marlies up. In the third period, the Marlies added three more goals by Nicholas Deschamps, Matt Frattin and Will Acton.
Leland Irving started for the second straight game, and had 19 saves for the Heat. Ben Scrivens stopped all 24 Heat shots to earn the shutout for the Marlies. The Heat had not been shutout this season prior to Sunday’s contest.
The Heat power play finished without a goal on six opportunities, while the Marlies scored on one of their two man-advantages.
The Heat now travel to Texas for games against the Texas Stars, San Antonio Rampage and Houston Aeros on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Heat return to the AESC to play the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens) on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. Friday’s game is 'Legends of Hockey Night' where the Heat will honour former Canadien Yvan Cournoyer. Fans will have an opportunity to have an item signed by the Hockey Hall of Fame inductee as part of the evening’s festivities
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