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The Heat defeated the Toronto Marlies 6-3

  • December 4, 2017 8:00 PM PST

    ABBOTSFORD, B. Isiah Thomas Jersey .C. -- Seven wins in a row, and the Abbotsford Heat are still looking for ways to improve. The Heat defeated the Toronto Marlies 6-3 Sunday night in American Hockey League action, which ties a franchise record for consecutive victories. The streak has included overtime, shootouts, comebacks, and on Sunday, a blown lead in the third period. "We look back at each game and know where we havent done so well in certain areas, and known that weve been lucky to win some in this streak as well," said Brett Olson, who scored the winning goal. "Were happy with where were at. But weve just got to keep it all in perspective and learn from each game, and maintain that confidence that when we get in tight situations like this, that we can win." After the Marlies rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the game 3-3 in the third Olson converted a pass from Knight off a Tyler Wotherspoon rush while playing four-on-four at 12:21 of the third period. "Spooner made an unbelievable rush," said Olson of the rookie defenceman Wotherspoon. "He bought time and basically sucked the guy in and was able to kick it out to Knight. Knight fed it through a nice little hole, and I didnt have to do much, to be honest with you. It was right on my tape, and I just had to put it in the open net." It was just the second goal of the year for Olson but a coachs hunch matched him with the Heats leading scorer on that shift. "The big things is, they can get up and down the rink together and they both can share the puck pretty well," said Abbotsford head coach Troy Ward. "Theyve had some chemistry so it was kind of a gut feeling." Knight added a goal and Michael Ferland also had a goal and an assist for the Heat (11-4-1), while Chad Billins, Ben Street and Markus Granlund scored the others. "That was like a playoff-atmosphere game, for the most part," said Olson. "There were a lot of hits, there was a lot of hard work to the net, a lot of puck battles on the walls, just great plays overall." Joey MacDonald made 24 saves for Abbotsford and his most important may have been with four minutes to go when he came across to glove a T.J. Brennan slap shot, a quality save even the Toronto defenceman had to acknowledge with a stick tap. Josh Leivo, Trevor Smith and Jerry DAmigo scored for the Marlies (6-5-1) while Spencer Abbott chipped in with two assists to extend his point streak to 11 games. Garret Sparks stopped 24 shots for Toronto. Leivo opened the scoring for the Marlies at 8:09 when he took a pass at full speed from Abbott and made a move around a defenceman to beat MacDonald through the five-hole. The Heat tied the game at 17:46 when Greg Nemisz blazed down the right wing and threw a puck to the net. Sparks couldnt corral it and, with Nemisz in the crease, Billins raced in to wrist it past the Marlies netminder for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. The Heat took the lead at 5:02 when Street converted a two-on-one rush with Ferland and Knight made it 3-1 two minutes and 31 seconds later. Ben Hanowski fed the puck to Knight in the high slot as Olson went to the net to provide traffic and Knight placed a hard wrist shot from the top of the circle past Sparks. Toronto cut into the deficit while on a five-on-three power play. Abbott found Smith open at the side of the net and the Marlies captain one-timed it past MacDonald at 11:49. The Marlies tied the game at 6:10 of the third period when DAmigo put one past MacDonald. After blocking a shot at his own blue line, Sam Carrick rushed down the ice and tried to centre for David Broll. The puck found its way to DAmigo at the side of the net with MacDonald sprawled. "They pushed pretty hard and we took a lot of penalties in a row," said Ward. "They scored a nice five-on-three goal. We seemed to be a little bit on edge. Theyre a good hockey team. We would expect that from them. Its 3-1 and with a couple of mistakes its 3-3." Despite giving up a two-goal cushion, the team didnt get flustered, going on to score three more times, including a penalty shot by Granlund and an empty netter by Ferland. The Heat now head on their longest road trip of the season. "Its going to be a long one," said Billins. "But you know, its fun too. Its a good time to really build up the team bonding. Its going to be a battle, but youve just got to take it one game at a time. Weve got to pull off some wins here." Tracy McGrady Jersey .com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have finalized their agreed-upon trade that sends former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins to the West Coast for a pair of minor league pitching prospects. Joe Smith Jersey . And rest hardly led to rust for the two-time defending NBA champions.Wimbledon, England  - Top-seeded former champion Novak Djokovic and reigning titlist Andy Murray highlighted Wednesdays second-round winners, while Spanish star David Ferrer went by way of an upset at The Championships, Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 Djokovic, who is the top seed here despite being ranked No. 2, snuck past 35-year-old Czech showman Radek Stepanek in four high- quality sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), on Centre Court. Djokovic appeared relieved when he converted on his first match point by swatting a cross-court forehand winner that just caught the line to end an affair that featured only two service breaks. The Serbian stalwart saved all five break-point chances he faced and needed 3 hours, 17 minutes to get past his friend Stepanek in perhaps the best match of Week 1 thus far. "I should not have complicated myself this way, but credit to him [Stepanek] for coming up big on some big points," Djokovic said. Djokovic, whos coached by three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, titled here in 2011 and lost to Murray in last years marquee finale. Up next for the French Open runner-up Djokovic will be former top-10 Frenchman Gilles Simon. The third-seeded two-time major champion Murray dropped just two games in blasting 2013 NCAA singles champion Blaz Rola, of Slovenia, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 on the No. 1 Court at the All England Club, where the Scot has now won his last 15 matches, including an Olympic gold medal run in 2012. The 27-year-old Murray raced past the helpless 23-year-old Rola in 1 hour, 24 minutes. Rola has been playing mainly on the lower-tier Challenger circuit and has very little grass-court experience. Murray beat Djokovic in last years final to give Britain its first male singles Wimbledon champion in 77 years. Up next for the British star will be rising Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Unheralded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov stunned the seventh-seeded former French Open runner-up Ferrer in 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 fashion on the No. 2 Court. Ferrer, who reached the quarterfinals here the previous two years, had been slowed by a stomach ailment over the last two weeks. Ferrers streak of reaching at least the third round at 17 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments came to an end. Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Czech and 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych snuck past capable Aussie Bernard Tomic 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 and rapidly rising Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, seeded 11th at this fortnight, blew past Aussie Luke Savillee 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Ish Smith Jersey. Dimitrov, whos growing in stature on grass, captured his first-ever ATP-level grass-court title at Londons Queens Club two weeks ago. A Day 3 upset came when Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky ousted 12th-seeded French Open semifinalist Ernests Gulbis, of Latvia, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Stakhovsky famously stunned Roger Federer in the second round here last year. Sixteenth-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini moved on by overcoming Brit Tim Puetz, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 and Taiwans Jimmy Wang upended 17th-seeded Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (7-1), 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3. Also, 20th-seeded towering South African Kevin Anderson topped Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 7-6 (7-0), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; 21st-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov overcame last weeks Den Bosch, Netherlands, runner-up Benjamin Becker, of Germany, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-0), 6-3, 6-4; 26th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic came back to beat Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4; and a hot 27th-seeded Bautista Agut downed Czech Jan Hernych 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Bautista Agut corralled his first-ever ATP title, on grass, last week in The Netherlands. Other second-round results saw Frances Jeremy Chardy outlast Aussie Marinko Matosevic 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (11-9), 4-6, 7-5 in 4 hours, 15 minutes, Simon handle Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-4, and Argentine Leonardo Mayer dismiss former Aussie Open runner-up and former Wimbledon semifinalist Marcos Baghdatis, of Cyprus, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. One match was suspended because of darkness, as 14th-seeded French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was tied with American fellow big-server Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 9-9 when play was called for the day. Second-round matches will come Thursday for second-seeded world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and the seven-time Wimbledon champ Federer. The 14-time Grand Slam winner Nadal will take on Czech Lukas Rosol, while the fourth-seeded former No. 1 and 17-time major titlist Federer will encounter Luxembourgs Gilles Muller. The big-serving Rosol shocked Nadal in the second round here two years ago. 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