Orlando, Florida - The Utah Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Solar Bears 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Amway Center.
Utah finished their trip to Florida with a 2-1 record and improved to 4-1-1-0 in their last six contests.
Grizzlies goaltender Ryan Faragher stopped all 39 shots that he saw, including 28 after the Grizzlies had taken a 2-0 lead.
The Grizzlies took a 1-0 lead 1:29 into the first period as Travis Howe (2) scored in his return to the lineup as he roofed a shot from the left angle on a feed from Austen Brassard. C.J. Eick also added an assist.
Utah made it 2-0 1:19 into the second period on a power-play as Colin Martin (19) turned and slid the puck past Orlando goaltender Ryan Massa as he worked the puck back and forth with Cam Reid. Phil Pietroniro picked up an assist as well.
The Grizzlies held Orlando off of the board in the third period and without a shot during a 1:48 five-on-three power-play.
Utah drew three third period power-plays to alleviate some of the pressure that had built up in their zone as the Solar Bears continued to pile up the shots.
The Grizzlies host Beer Fest Weekend Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 with Beer Fest packages starting at $30 that include: a lower bowl ticket, a Beer Fest T-Shirt, a Beer Fest Mug filled with a premium beer and a brat.
Go Green With Mark Miller Subaru
On Friday, March 17 the Grizzlies will celebrate going green with Mark Miller Subaru by offering lower bowl tickets starting at $10 when mentioning Mark Miller Subaru at the arena box office. Did you know? Mark Miller Subaru plants a tree for EVERY new car sold?
The Grizzlies will host their annual Tribute To Military Night on Saturday, March 18.