Grizzlies in need of win to advance in ECHL playoffs

Apr 13 2010 - 12:22am

WEST VALLEY CITY -- The Utah Grizzlies and Las Vegas Wranglers will meet in the fifth and deciding game of their best-of-five first round ECHL playoff series tonight at the E Center.

Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Utah forced the game five with a three-goal third period rally Sunday to win 4-2 after trailing 2-1 at the start of the final frame.

The finale should feature a pair of hot goaltenders. The Grizzlies are expected to start Mike Morrison, who stopped 23-straight shots and 32 of 34 overall in Sunday's win. The Wranglers are projected to start Jimmy Spratt, who has logged the entire series in goal for Las Vegas.

In Utah's two wins in this series, the Grizzlies have allowed a combined total of three goals and gone 9-for-9 on the penalty-kill.

The winner of Tuesday's Game five will move on to Round 2 where they will face the Idaho Steelheads in a best-of-seven series that will begin Friday and Saturday at the Qwest Arena in Boise.

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