ABBOTSFORD 4, MANITOBA 2
Abbotsford scored on four of 19 shots and doubled up Manitoba by a 4-2 count at the MTS Centre for its first win in franchise history.
The Heat began their inaugural season with a pair of home-ice overtime losses to San Antonio last weekend.
Ex-Moose forward Jason Jaffray netted the game-winning goal against his former team, breaking a 2-2 tie with an unassisted tally at 14:50 of the second period. The Heat’s Kris Chucko, Jamie Lundmark, and John Armstrong also beat reigning AHL goaltender of the year Cory Schneider.
The new divisional rivals will hit the ice for a rematch on Wednesday night in Winnipeg.
SAN ANTONIO 4, LAKE ERIE 1
Kyle Turris tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist as San Antonio continued its sizzling start to the season with a 4-1 road win over Lake Erie at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night.
Viktor Tikhonov also posted a goal and a helper in the victory, as he and Turris assisted on one another’s goals. Both forwards are former first-round draft picks by Phoenix.
Joel Perrault registered a shorthanded marker for the Rampage, Troy Bodie also found the back of the net, and Jeff Hoggan finished with a pair of assists. Goaltender Al Montoya made a season-high 33 saves to pick up the win in net.
San Antonio, coming off a last-place finish in the West Division a year ago, is now 4-0-1-0 on the campaign and sits atop the AHL with nine points in the early going. The Rampage conclude a five-game road swing with a stop in Houston on Friday.
Rookie Ryan Stoa netted his first professional goal for the Monsters, who have totaled just three scorers in dropping three straight games since winning their season opener at Rochester on Oct. 3.