Saturday night's 4-2 victory inside the Cox Convention Center was Abbotsford's first triumph in four games against the Oklahoma City Barons this season.
Asked what the Heat did differently than the previous three games, OKC goaltender Yann Danis said, "They battled hard. I thought they were going at the net a little bit more. It's just one of those games. I feel like we could have won that game. It's not as much as what they did different."
Barons coach Todd Nelson pointed to Abbotsford's early aggressiveness.
"I think they had a bit more jump than us," Nelson said. "It's pretty hard to beat a team four times in a row. Sooner or later, they're going to get one on us."
TENDING AT HOME
Entering Saturday's contest, the Baron's goaltending had been brilliant at home. Danis had allowed 1.15 goals per game with a save percentage of .963 and David LeNeveu had allowed 1.45 goals with a .952 save percentage.
"We have played well as a team at home. That's what we want," Danis said. "We want to make it tough on other teams when they come in here, they know they're in for a tough battle."
Hunter Tremblay has four goals this season and three have been shorthanded, including one Saturday. He is the only OKC player with a shorthanded goal this season.
"I play most of my time on the penalty kill, so if I'm going to score it's going to be on the PK," Tremblay said with a chuckle. "We've had a lot of opportunities to practice the PK. The guys who are out there are doing what it takes."
The Barons won't play again until Friday at Grand Rapids. That will be followed by a Saturday game at Rockford and a Sunday game back at Grand Rapids. OKC's next home game is Dec. 2 against San Antonio.