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Greentree provides offense as Flames top Wolves

April 3, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Abbotsford Heat News Release

The Flames earned a 2-1 win over Chicago on Friday night to remain in the mix for a spot in the AHL post-season. Kyle Greentree scored twice in the win while Leland Irving turned aside 33 shots for his 22nd win of the season.

Kyle Greentree scored the only goal of the first period when he snapped a shot past Chicago Ondrej Pavelec from the right wing circle. The marker was Greentree's 37th of the year, good for first on the Flames All-Time Goal Scoring List. The Flames held their 1-0 lead through the opening 20 minutes as Leland Irving stopped all seven shots he saw in the opening frame.

The teams traded second period goals as Kyle Greentree scored for Quad City and Matt Anderson responded for the Wolves. Greentree scored when he deflected a shot off Pavelec and into the Wolves net. It was Greentree's franchise record tying 19th power-play goal of the season. Anderson scored for the Wolves at 15:55 of the middle frame when he barreled over Leland Irving and accompanied the puck into the Quad City net. The late second period tally set the Flames lead at 2-1 after 40 minutes.

The Flames penalty kill took control in the third as they stopped three Chicago power plays. Irving was also spectacular as he stopped 13 shots in the closing frame to set the final at 2-1 in favor of Quad City.

The Flames celebrate Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday at the i wireless Center. The Peoria Rivermen visit for the final time with face-off set for 7:05 p.m. During the game, the Flames will wear specialty jerseys that will be given to luck fans following the contest. Tickets for tomorrow night's game are available now at the i wireless Center Box Office, via phone at 1-800-745-3000 or on-line at ticketmaster.com.

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