TUCSON, Ariz. – Jon Gillies ran up 37 saves and made another seven stops in a shootout, helping the Heat push their point streak to seven games in a 3-2 Friday night shootout loss at Tucson. Though not emerging with two points for the first road game this season, the Heat got a fast start on the night with a first-period strike from Dillon Dube before doubling their lead in the second with Glenn Gawdin’s third marker of the season. A furious rally from the home side, which included a 15-7 advantage in shots on goal for the final frame, saw the Roadrunners beat Gillies twice in the third period to force the game to overtime and eventually a nine-round shootout. The contest was the first this season in which the Heat did not record a special teams goal.
SCORING AND PENALTY SUMMARY
W: Adin Hill (28 shots, 26 saves)
SOL: Jon Gillies (39 shots, 37 saves)
Three Stars: First – Beau Bennett (SO G), Second – Adin Hill (26 svs), Third – Kyle Capobianco (2a)
Final Shots: STK – 28, TUC – 40
Power Plays: STK – 0-3, TUC – 1-7
– Oliver Kylington made his season debut with Stockton, his fourth-straight AHL game against Tucson. He last hit the ice for the Flames’ AHL affiliate on Nov. 21, 2018.
– Matthew Phillips’ assist on Dillon Dube’s goal gives him a point in six of the past eight games (1g,6a).
– Buddy Robinson’s assist in the second period gives him a point in all six road games this season (6g,1a). Stockton is now 1-1-1-1 on the year when Robinson does not score a goal, 6-0-0-1 when he does.
– The Heat have now registered at least a point in four-straight starts for Jon Gillies (2-0-0-2), the first such streak for Gillies since March 28-April 8, 2017.
– The Heat have registered at least a point in all six road games this season (5-0-0-1) and ride a seven-game point streak into Saturday’s game (4-0-1-2).
– For the first time this season, Stockton did not record a special teams goal.
The Heat will close out the weekend set at Tucson on Saturday and will return home for a Monday matinee on Nov. 11 – a 1 p.m. puck drop against San Diego.