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Glads Shut Out 3-0 In Savannah

February 23, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Atlanta Gladiators News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. The Atlanta Gladiators (17-33-2-1) had a strong performance in goal from Gustav Grigals, however it was Jesper Vikman of the Savannah Ghost Pirates (19-28-4-1) stopping all 26 shots he faced as the Ghost Pirates shutout the Gladiators 3-0 Friday night at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia.

First Star: Jesper Vikman (SAV) - 26 saves, shutout victory

Second Star: Kyle Jeffers (SAV) - 1 goal

Third Star: Brent Pedersen (SAV) - 1 goal, 1 assist

The Ghost Pirates opened the scoring courtesy of Bear Hughes just past the midway point of the first period to lead 1-0 (12:06).

With time running out in the first period, Kyle Jeffers scored on a breakaway to give Savannah a 2-0 lead (19:59).

Both teams exchanged opportunities in the second period, however both goaltenders stood tall not wanting to give up a goal in the middle frame.

Savannah extended their lead to 3-0 early in the third period as Brent Pedersen scored his 13th of the season (5:56).

Jesper Vikman stopped all 26 shots he faced in the shutout win over Atlanta, meanwhile Gustav Grigals made 36 saves in the loss for the Gladiators.

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