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Game Day Capsule: Allen at Utah

November 24, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen Americans (4-11-0-2; 10 points) at Utah Grizzlies (10-2-3-0; 23 points)

The matchup tonight between the Allen Americans and Utah Grizzlies is the second of ten meetings between the two clubs this season.

Last Game:

The Grizzlies jumped on the Americans for three goals on their first four shots and cruised to a 4-0 win on Thanksgiving Eve. Matt Berry had a hat trick for Utah. The ECHL's leading scorer Caleb Herbert scored his 14th of the season.

Americans Notables:

The Americans are 1-8-0-1 in their last ten games while Utah is 6-2-2. The only Americans victory came in Tulsa last Saturday 2-0 in a CJ Motte shutout.

*CJ Motte is tied for the league lead in shutouts with two.

David Makowski is fourth overall in the ECHL with 64 penalty minutes.

Zach Pochiro is fifth overall in the ECHL with four power play goals.

*CJ Motte is second in the league with 426 saves.

*Called up to the Iowa Wild (AHL)

Grizzles Notables

Utah is 6-1-1-0 on home-ice this season

Through 14 games this season, Utah forward Caleb Herbert, is leading the ECHL in with 14 goals. He also leads in points with 26.

Grizzles forward Cole Ully is third in the ECHL with 14 assists.

Caleb Herbert is tied for the league lead with five power play goals.

Cole Ully and Caleb Herbert are tied for the most power play points in the league with nine.

Final Thoughts

Americans forward Braylon Shmyr missed Wednesday night's game against Utah with a lower-body injury.

All four Allen wins this season have been on the road. Two of the four wins have been shutout victories.

The Minnesota Wild traded forward Pavel Jenys to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Jenys had four goals in nine games for Allen.

Utah forward Austin Carroll had his 10-game point streak snapped on Wednesday night against the Americans.

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