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Grizzlies Fall 3-2 in Overtime

Friday, March 8th
Grizzlies Fall 3-2 in Overtime

Grizzlies Fall 3-2 in Overtime in Homestand Opener 

West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies got goals from Kyle Mayhew and Nathan Burke but it wasn’t enough as Logan Nelson scored 3:20 into overtime as the Rapid City Rush got a 3-2 win in the series opener in front of a crowd of 7,458 at Maverik Center. 

Grizzlies killed off a full 2 minute 5 on 3 power play after Brandon Cutler and Josh Wesley each received a minor penalty 8:30 into the contest. Rush eventually took a 1-0 lead as Blake Bennett scored his team leading 25th of the year 12:30 in. Rapid City led 1-0 after 1 period. Utah outshot Rapid City 20 to 16 in the first period and 46 to 38 for the contest. 

Utah’s Kyle Mayhew tied the game 12:47 into the second period as he scored his 10th of the season. Mayhew now has a point in 4 straight games. The score was tied 1-1 after 2 frames. Rapid City took a 2-1 lead when Keanu Yamamoto scored 13:52 into the third. Utah tied it up as Nathan Burke got his 18th of the campaign 17:01 in. 

The Grizzlies went past regulation for the first time at home all season. Rapid City took all 3 shots in overtime as Logan Nelson scored his 15th of the season. The win ended a 3-game losing streak for the Rush. Utah’s record fell to 25-29-2 on the season and 16-8-1 at home. 

Rapid City goaltender Connor Murphy got the win as he stopped 44 of 46. Utah’s Will Cranley saved 35 of 38. 

The series continues on Saturday night at 7:10 pm at Maverik Center. Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling (801) 988-8000. 

3 stars

  1. Connor Murphy (RC) – 44 of 46 saves. 
  2. Logan Nelson (RC) – OT GWG. 
  3. Blake Bennett (RC) – 1 goal. 

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