The Iowa Wild dominated in the shots-on-goal department on Sunday afternoon, but the Abbotsford Heat, as has been their custom lately, found a way to win.
Joey MacDonald sparkled in the Heat crease, turning aside 42 shots, and Ben Street scored two goals within two minutes in the second period as Abbotsford wrapped up a seven-game road trip with a 2-1 victory.
The Heat finished with a 6-1 record on the jaunt, and have won 13 of their last 14 games. They sit first overall in the AHL with 35 points, on the strength of a 17-5-1 record.
Iowa (6-11-0, 12 points) came out determined to avenge Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Heat, building a 20-5 edge in shots in the first period. But they had just one goal to show for it – Brett Bullmer’s power-play marker at 14:01 of the frame.
The Heat never managed to hit double-digit shots in any of the three periods, but Street gave them all the offence they would need midway through the second. He notched an even-strength marker at 9:31, and followed that up with a power-play strike at 11:27.
The Heat now return home for a pair of games vs. the Utica Comets, the Vancouver Canucks’ affiliate, on Friday and Saturday (7 p.m. both nights, Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre).