Heat Visit San Diego Tonight at 7PM
Arena: Valley View Casino Center
Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. PST
Broadcast: AHL Live, Spreaker and iHeartRadio at 6:45 p.m. PST
LEADING SCORER: STOCKTON: LW Andrew Mangiapane (12GP 6-10-16)
SAN DIEGO: F Spencer Abbott (9GP 2-8-10)
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Get Fired Up as the Heat play a one-off road game down in San Diego for the fourth of eight meetings with the club, looking to bounce back after Wednesday’s defeat by the hands of the Manitoba Moose. Stockton has earned points in every game thus far against San Diego in the previous three meetings (2-0-0-1) and are 15-7-0-3 all-time against the Gulls including a 5-5-0-2 record at the Valley View Casino Center.
LAST TIME VS. SAN DIEGO
After a scoreless first period, San Diego jumped on the Heat with three-straight goals in the second period before Andrew Mangiapane’s wrist shot at the tail end of the second breathed life into the club. That life carried over to the next period with Rasmus Andersson’s seeing-eye shot beating Kevin Boyle followed by a rebound put behind Boyle by Garnet Hathaway tied the game and sent it to overtime.
Giovanni Fiore would win the game for the Gulls in the fourth round of the shootout, beating Jon Gillies while Boyle stopped Andersson for the win.
WHO TO WATCH
Tonight we want to keep an eye on Tanner Glass, the veteran forward who is expected to make his Heat debut in the game against the Gulls. A 518 NHL-game veteran, Glass was assigned to the Heat on Tuesday as the Flames activated Jaromir Jagr from injured reserve. He began the season trying out for the Flames and made the club out of camp, appearing in seven games for the Flames before being assigned to the Heat.
Glass is in his 11th season pro, having suited up in a total of 683 pro games in the NHL and AHL. While his best season came back in 2011-12 as a member of the inaugural Winnipeg Jets club, scoring 5 goals and recording 16 total points, he did total more total points last season when you combine his stats with the New York Rangers (11 GP, 1-1-2) and their AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack (57GP, 6-9-15), totaling 17 points.
Glass is another vastly experienced veteran and will surely be a player to watch tonight as he takes to the ice wearing a Heat sweater for the first time this season.
HEAT RECORD THIRD TEAM SHUTOUT
The Heat shutout the Stars last Saturday and now lead the league with 3 shutout victories on the year. Last year, the Heat recorded six shutouts all season and didn’t record their third shutout until December 3, 2016.
David Rittich, who has recorded two of those shutout wins this season, is tied with Garret Sparks (TOR) and Jean-Francois Berube (RFD) for the league lead in shutouts this season. Rittich also ranks sixth in the AHL with a 2.00 GAA and third in the AHL with a .937 SV%.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Garnet Hathaway has now suited up in 207 pro games, all within the Calgary Flames organization. He’s scored 1 NHL goal last year for the Flames on November 20, 2016 against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena and just scored his 42nd AHL goal on Saturday against Texas, but oddly enough, it was Hathaway’s first game winning goal of his pro career.
Hathaway is just two points back from his 100th professional point (NHL + AHL).
The Heat’s all-time leading scorer, Mark Jankowski scored his first NHL goal last night during the Flames 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
It was a shot from the left circle from new linemate, NHL Legend Jaromir Jagr that glanced off Jankowski’s pants and beat Petr Mrazek. It was Jankowski’s first NHL point in his ninth career NHL game.
Jankowski now has a terrific story to tell about his first NHL goal, coming off a shot from a legend who’s just 49 games away from tying Gordie Howe for the most NHL games played in the history of the league. In fact, Jankowski is now the 12th different player who has scored their first career NHL goal with an assist from Jagr!
Provided he’s in the lineup tonight, Hunter Shinkaruk will be suiting up in his 200th AHL contest.
While he began his career playing 119 games for the Utica Comets, a trade between the Flames and Canucks on February, 22, 2016 landed the Flames another first round pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, joining Sean Monahan (6), Emile Poirier (22), Shinkaruk (24) and Morgan Klimchuk (28).
He’s now played 80 games with the Heat in the AHL and in total, has recorded 60 goals and 61 assists for 121 points in his 199 AHL games.
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