Grizzlies Win 5-1 to Begin 6 Game Trip
Independence, Missouri - The Utah Grizzlies get goals from 5 different skaters and Kevin Carr got the win in net for Utah, stopping 25 of 26 shots in the 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Mavericks on Friday night.
Utah took a 1-0 lead 2:25 into the game as Josh Dickinson scored his 3rd goal of the season with the assists going to Jack Walker and JT Henke. Halfway thru the period it was Dickinson who threw a great pass into the slot as Walker one timed it in the back of the net to give the Grizzlies a 2-0 lead.
The Grizzlies extended the lead to 3-0 early in the second period as Caleb Herbert scored his 22nd goal of the season. Utah made it a 4-0 game as Eric Freschi scored a power play goal with 57 seconds left in the second period. It was Freschi's first goal in a Utah uniform. He scored 7 goals for Kansas City in the 2017-18 season.
Austin Carroll extended the lead to 5-0 with his 13th goal of the season 1:32 into the third period. The Mavericks lone goal of the game was scored by former Grizzlies forward CJ Eick with 7:30 left in the game.
The Grizzlies did not commit a penalty until Ryan Walters was caught with a high sticking minor with 4:21 left in the third period. It was the longest the Grizzlies have gone in a game without committing a penalty. Utah went 1 for 3 on the power play.
Both teams had 26 shots on goal. Kevin Carr stopped all but 1 of the Mavericks shots. Carr's record goes to 13-4-1 on the year. Ben Halford got the loss for Kansas City, stopping 21 of 26 shots.
The second game of the quick 2 game series is Saturday night at 6:05 pm mountain time. The Grizzlies are 7-4 in their last 11 games. Despite the Friday night loss, Kansas City is still 14-4-1 at home this season. The game can be heard on cc1370.com, Classic Country 1370 AM, 104.3 FM HD-2.
3 stars of the game
1. Kevin Carr (Utah) - 25 of 26 saves.
2. Josh Dickinson (Utah) - 1 goal, 1 assist.
3. Jack Walker (Utah) - 1 goal, 1 assist.
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