The Captain Wins it in Overtime
Allen, Texas – Utah Grizzlies captain Connor McDonald scored the game winning goal with 13 seconds left in overtime as they defeated the Allen Americans 3-2 on a Wednesday night at Credit Union of Texas Event Center.
Andrew Durham of the Allen Americans scored first after five minutes and 16 seconds of action. The Grizzlies only trailed 1-0 for about 2 minutes, until Tarun Fizer lit the lamp 7:06 in, his 6th goal of the year, assisted by Nick Clurman and Dakota Raabe.
Allen found the net at 16:51 as Zach Pochiro redirected a Nick Albano shot to take a 2-1 lead. The rest of the second period remained scoreless. Allen outshot Utah 13 to 10 in the middle frame.
The Highlight of the 3rd period came from a Grizzlies power play goal by Zach Tsekos, unassisted. Zach's 5th goal of the season tied the game up 2-2 at 10:01. That concluded regulation time and the Grizzlies and Americans headed into sudden death overtime.
The Grizzlies played nearly the full 7 minutes of sudden death overtime, when Utah’s captain Conner Mcdonald, his first goal of the season, hit the twine for a Utah Grizzlies 3-2 victory. Mcdonald’s overtime goal was assisted by Cameron Wright and Zach Tsekos.
Garett Metcalf goes 3-0 after tonight's win stopping 32 out of 34 shots. Allen’s Luke Peressini saved 28 of 31.
Three stars of the game:
- Connor Mcdonald (Utah) - Overtime GWG
- Andrew Durham (Allen) - 1 goal.
- Luke Peressini (Allen) - 28 of 31 saves.
The Grizzlies and Americans will meet again on Friday, November 11th at 6:05 inside the Credit Union of Texas event center. The game will be broadcasted on Flohockey.TV and audio commentary on the Grizzlies YouTube Channel.
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