Grizzlies Take Overtime Point to Start Trip
Manchester, New Hampshire - The Manchester Monarchs defeated the Utah Grizzlies 5-4 in overtime Friday night at SNHU Arena.
The Grizzlies take a standings point to go to 8-1-1-2 in their last 12 games.
"We have to dig deeper, ties aren't good enough right now," said Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham.
Utah trailed 1-0 (4:02) and led 2-1 (7:57), 3-2 (7:45) and 4-3 (1:29) in the game where no lead would last.
Ryan Misiak's 14th goal of the year tied the contest 4:02 after Manchester took a 1-0 lead 4:26 into the contest as Brendan Harms and Leibinger picked up assists as the Utah forward fired in transition from the left circle.
Travis Howe (two assists) fed Mitch Maxwell (2) for Utah's first lead with 3:55 left in the first period as Sam Babintsev (two assists) picked up an assist as well on a puck held in at the blue line by Rob Mann.
Manchester tied the game twice in the second period on power-play goals as Brendan Harms (9) added a Utah power-play goal 8:18 into the second period as he tipped home a Taylor Richart blast to give Utah a 3-2 lead.
Jake Marchment (14) gave Utah a 4-3 lead 6:37 into the third period as he took a feed from Howe on a two-on-one as Babintsev collected another assist as well.
Manchester tied 1:29 later as the Grizzlies contested that the puck was hit in by a high-stick.
The Monarchs knocked in a loose puck 1:45 into overtime.
Joel Rumpel (7-1-1-2 with Utah, 18-10-1-2 overall) stopped 30 of 35 shots in the contest.
The Grizzlies and Monarchs play Saturday at 4 p.m., before Utah moves on to Worcester, Massachusetts for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday.
Metro PCS Pack The House
Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. is our final Metro PCS Pack The House Friday. Fans can get vouchers to purchase $8 tickets for the game at any Wasatch Front area Metro PCS location. The Grizzlies drew 7,028 fans to Friday's first Metro PCS Pack The House Friday. The offer is for any available seat in the arena, excluding Rinkside tickets.
Ford Food Drive
Fans are asked to bring a can of food to the game on Friday, March 23 for our Ford Food Drive. Fans who donate will receive a free ticket voucher to redeem to attend our game on Friday, April 6.
Military Appreciation Night
Saturday, March 24 is Military Appreciation Night Presented by Mark Miller Subaru. The Grizzlies will be wearing specialty uniforms that will be auctioned off live after the game with all proceeds benefitting multiple military charities.
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