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Danny Taylor makes 24 saves as Abbotsford Heat down Milwaukee Admirals 2-1

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Danny Taylor made 24 saves Saturday to lead the Abbotsford Heat to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League.

Taylor improved on his stellar January in which he has a goals-against average of 0.87 and a 0.959 save percentage while going 4-1-0. His best save may have been with seven minutes to go in the game when he robbed Taylor Van Guilder in close with a kick save to preserve the lead.

Krys Kolanos and Brett Carson scored for the Heat. For Carson, it was his first game of the season — in any league — after being sent down by the Calgary Flames following last week's training camp.

Kevin Henderson scored for Milwaukee (17-15-6), while Jeremy Smith made 25 saves in the loss.

Kolanos opened the scoring for the Heat at 9:37 of the first period. Ben Walter sent Max Reinhart and Kolanos in on a 2-on-1 and after taking Reinhart's perfect saucer pass, the Calgary native deked to the backhand and slid the puck under Smith for his 10th of the season.

Carson then doubled Abbotsford's lead at 10:49 of the second. With one second remaining on a man advantage, Matczak set up a one-timer slapshot that Smith likely never saw through a screen.

The Admirals got on the board at 16:13 of the period when Van Guilder's initial shot was blocked by a Heat defender but came right back to Henderson, who beat the Abbotsford netminder high to the blocker side for his 10th of the season.

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