“He's one of the top goalies in this league,' Walter said after Abbotsford fell to 26-20-3 and to fourth place in the West Division. “I played with him in the Islanders organization, and you could tell that he was going to be really good then.”
Linus Omark gave the Barons a 1-0 lead with 5:11 remaining in the first period. Omark, who missed 31 games with an injury, scored for the second consecutive night against the Heat.
Oklahoma City improved its league-best record to 32-12-5. The Barons have 69 standings points, seven better than second-place Houston.
The Barons are back at the Cox Center at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, both games vs. the Milwaukee Admirals.