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Gulutzan Wins 200th, Wranglers Sweep Grizzlies

January 28, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) Las Vegas Wranglers

Las Vegas, NV- The Las Vegas Wranglers posted a perfect 3-0-0 record this past week, sweeping the Utah Grizzlies. The Wranglers started the week with a 1-0 win in Utah on Friday night. The two teams played in Las Vegas on Saturday, with the Wranglers taking the second game of the series 4-1. Las Vegas concluded the sweep with a come from behind 3-2 shootout win on Sunday.

Las Vegas will head to Phoenix for a game on Wednesday night at 6:11 pm (PST) at U.S. Airways Arena. Friday, the Wranglers return home to host Fresno at 7:05 pm. The first 2,500 fans will receive a "Duke" Piggy Bank, compliments of Cox Communications. The Wranglers will finish their week with a 7:30 face-off at Save Mart Center in Fresno on Saturday night.

Overall Record = 27-8-7, 61 Points Last Week = 3-0-0

First Place, Pacific Division

Las Vegas Wranglers Schedule -

Week of January 29th - February 5th

* ALL TIMES PACIFIC TIME ZONE

Tuesday, January 29th

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Practice at Orleans Arena

Depart for Phoenix

Wednesday, January 30th

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Game Day Skate in Phoenix

6:11 pm (PST) - Game at Phoenix

Depart for Las Vegas

Thursday, January 31st

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Practice at Orleans Arena

Friday, February 1st

10:00 am- 11:00 am - Game Day Skate at Orleans Arena

7:05 pm - Game vs. Fresno at Orleans Arena

Depart for Fresno

Saturday, February 2nd

11:00 am- 12:00 pm - Pre-Game Skate at Save Mart Center

7:30 pm - Game at Fresno

Depart for Las Vegas

Sunday, February 3rd

Off Day

Monday, February 4th

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Practice at Las Vegas Ice Center

Depart for Phoenix

Tuesday, February 5th

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Game Day Skate in Phoenix

6:11 pm (PST) - Game at Phoenix

Friday, January 25th

Las Vegas 1 at Utah 0

West Valley, UT - The Las Vegas Wranglers defeated the Utah Grizzlies 1-0 at the E-Center on Friday night. Las Vegas goalie Kevin Lalande made 32 saves for his second career shutout and his seventh win of the season. Utah goalie Mike Mole stopped 34 of 35 Las Vegas shots in the loss. Las Vegas right wing Adam Cracknell scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season in the win.

Saturday, January 26th

Utah 1 at Las Vegas 4

Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Wranglers defeated the Utah Grizzlies 4-1 in front of 6,502 fans at the Orleans Arena on Saturday night. Las Vegas goalie Kevin Lalande made 24 saves for his eighth win of the season. Wranglers' right wing Adam Cracknell scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season and dished out an assist in the win. Forward Bruce Mulherin also scored and added an assist for Las Vegas. Forwards Tyler Mosienko and Chris Ferraro netted goals in the victory.

Sunday, January 27th

Utah 2 at Las Vegas 3 SO

Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Wranglers defeated the Utah Grizzlies 3-2 in a sudden death shootout in front of 3,765 fans at the Orleans Arena on Sunday night. Defenseman Jason Jozsa scored in the seventh round of the shootout, pushing the Wranglers in front for the win. Forward Adam Cracknell and defenseman Aaron Power each scored in regulation, capping off a two-goal comeback for Las Vegas. After allowing goals on the first two shootout attempts, Las Vegas goalie Daniel Manzato stopped the next five to seal the victory. Manzato made 30 saves in regulation for his 14th victory of the season and Head Coach Glen Gulutzan picked up his 200th career coaching win.

Wranglers Hit With Injuries

Forward Brandon Kaleniecki and defenseman Jason Dest are both out with unspecified injuries. Defenseman Sean Owens was injured on Saturday night and is out indefinitely. Justin Donati (C) and Mike McBain (D) each remain on the injured reserve list. McBain nor Donati is expected to return this season. Forward Josh Sciba is on the seven-day injured reserve.

Defenseman Tyson Strachan remains in the American Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen. Left wing Ryan Donally and defenseman Gerry Burke both remain in the AHL with Quad City. Rookie center Curtis Fraser remains with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage.

Upcoming Opponents.....

Phoenix RoadRunners -

2007-08 Record: 15-21-6, 36 points, 5th Place, West

2007-08 LV vs. Phoenix - 4-0-1

LV All-Time Record vs. Phoenix - 18-2-3

Forward Daniel Sisca leads the team in scoring with 31 assists and 41 points in 41 games played.

Fresno Falcons -

2007-08 Record: 24-11-4, 52 points, 2nd Place, Pacific

2007-08 LV vs. Fresno - 1-0-3

LV All-Time Record vs. Fresno - 21-8-9

All-Star center Oren Eizenman leads the team in scoring with 22 goals and 48 points in 38 games.

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