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Game Day Blog Entry: May 6, 2016

05/06/2016 6:06 AM - Adam Turner

The Situation
-The Grizzlies will look to stave off elimination tonight and force a game 5 tomorrow at Maverik Center.

-Game one saw 10 goals, game two eight goals and game three four goals.
-The home team has gone up 1-0 in the first 2:49 each game.
-Utah has held Fort Wayne without a goal in the last 39:38 of first period action.
-Fort Wayne has outscored Utah 7-1 in the third period in the series, outshooting Utah 39-22.
-The first two periods scoring is 7-7.
Wednesday Rarity
-Wednesday marked the first time in 26 games that Utah has led going to the third period and not won going back to November 2 at home against Idaho.
-Wednesday marked the first time that the Grizzlies have allowed three goals or less and lost in the playoffs (4-1).
-Utah was 35-11-0-3 when allowing three goals or less during the regular season.
-Utah hasn’t lost two-straight games to the same opponent in their last 36 home games, going back to October 31-November 2 against Idaho.
One Day’s Rest
-Utah was 9-3-0-1 on one day’s rest at home during the regular season and is 1-0 in the playoffs.
Connor Hardowa, who didn't play Wednesday, has returned to Edmonton to be with his family.

Game Day Blog Entry: May 4, 2016

05/04/2016 7:06 AM - Adam Turner

 Game 3’s

-Utah has won two-straight game threes of a series when returning to Maverik Center from the road.
-Before that, the Grizzlies had pushed the game past regulation in three-straight so the Grizzlies have not lost in regulation in five-straight game threes going back to 2013.
3 Days Rest At Home
-Utah was 3-0 on three days rest during the regular season and 11-3-2-0 under Tim Branham with three days rest at home.
Wednesday Nights At Home
-Utah was 4-1-0-1 during the regular season and is 14-3-2-1 on Wednesday nights under Tim Branham as Head Coach.
Goal Outbursts
-In eight playoff games, Utah has scored three goals four times in a period and multiple-goals in eight periods.
Special Teams
-Ryan Hayes is second in the ECHL playoffs with four power-play assists.
-Eric Knodel and C.J. Eick are an even or better in eight-straight playoff games.
Rookie Shooters
-Matt Berry and Bryan Moore are tied for the rookie lead with 24 shots.
-Grizzlies goaltending has either allowed two goals or less and gone 4-0 or winless in four when allowing four or more goals in the playoffs.

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