For the first time this season, the Stockton Heat have lost back-to-back games in regulation time.
Just one point in either of their last two games would have secured Stockton’s first playoff berth since 2016–17. Instead, the Heat will go for that elusive “x” for a third time when they finish a back-to-back set against the Colorado Eagles on Saturday.
Despite failing to muster a single point in their last two outings, the Heat (35–11–5) still remain atop the American Hockey League standings with a .735 points percentage in 51 games this season. Colorado (30–17–7) ranks third in the Pacific Division.