Horak’s late strike lifts Heat past Marlies

Roman Horak's power-play goal late in the third period boosted the Abbotsford Heat to a 3-2 road victory over the Toronto Marlies on Sunday.

Roman Horak’s power-play goal late in the third period lifted the Abbotsford Heat to a 3-2 road victory over the Toronto Marlies on Sunday afternoon.

The Marlies had rallied from a two-goal deficit in the final frame, but with Toronto defenceman Paul Ranger serving a minor penalty for interference, Horak collected a rebound off Ben Walter’s initial shot and slid it past goalie Ben Scrivens with 2:35 remaining in regulation.

The Heat (14-4-5, 33 points) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved back into first place in the AHL overall standings. Toronto (13-9-1, 27 points) sits second in the North Division behind Abbotsford.

Second-period goals by Max Reinhart and Ben Street had staked the Heat to a 2-0 lead, but the Marlies battled back to knot the score behind strikes from Greg McKegg and Brad Ross.

Walter, who missed the previous three games with an undisclosed injury, notched two assists in his return, while Abby goalie Barry Brust stopped 16 of 18 shots for his eighth victory in nine starts this season.

The Heat wrap up their two-game road trip vs. the Rochester Americans on Tuesday before returning home for a Friday-Saturday set against the Texas Stars (7 p.m. both nights, Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre).

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