Hockey: Allen Americans win at Utah, 3-2, in shootout

From Utah Grizzlies

West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies overcame a 2-0 deficit as Kris Myllari scored his first professional goal in the second period and Pat Cannone tied the score with 10:28 into the third before the home team fell in a shootout to the Allen Americans, 3-2, on Saturday night.

Allen’s Josh Lammon scored first at 1:32 into the game. Americans led 1-0 after 1 period, outshooting Utah, 7 to 4.

Allen made it 2-0 on a power play goal 2:11 into the second on Philip Beaulieu’s first professional goal.

Utah got on the board as Kris Myllari got a rebound on an AJ White shot for his first pro goal. Myllari is the only Grizzlies player to have appeared in all 15 games. Allen led 2-1 after 40 minutes.

Grizzlies got a 5 on 3 power play after Dyson Stevenson was called for a diving/embellishment penalty 9:52 into the third period. Utah capitalized as Pat Cannone scored his 5th of the season tie the game with 9:33 left in regulation. Cannone has a point in three straight games and has a point in 10 of his 13 games since joining the Grizzlies on Dec. 31.

Brad Barone was solid in goal for Utah as he saved 30 of 32, including all seven Allen shots in overtime to force the shootout. Barone and Allen goaltender Justin Kapelmaster each stopped the first two in the shootout. Jesse Mychan was the third shooter for Allen and he scored. Utah’s Pat Cannone was denied by Kapelmaster to give Allen the extra standings point.

The Americans go to 12-3 on the year, while Utah is now 6-4-3-2.

Attendance tonight was 2141. Time of game was 2 hours 41 minutes. The final game of the 3 game series is on Sunday afternoon at 2 CST (1 p.m. Mountain time).

Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com.

3 stars.

  1. Josh Lammon (Allen) – 1 goal.
  2. Jessy Mychan (Allen) – 1 assist.
  3. Justin Kapelmaster (Allen) – 27 of 29 saves. Stopped all 3 in shootout.

Published by Brian Bearden

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