Apparently it doesn't matter which goalkeeper the Utah Grizzlies throw in between the pipes, the team consistently gets a solid goaltending performance. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, the team can't seem to find a way to score the puck either, and fell to the Alaska Aces, 3-0, after being shut out for the second straight night.
After posting back-to-back shutouts against Alaska earlier this week, Igor Bobkov was recalled by Anaheim and assigned to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. No matter. Ben Meisner got the call for the Grizzlies on Saturday and saved 33 of 35 shots. But yet another outstanding performance by a Utah goalie wasn't enough to overcome the Grizzlies' lack of scoring.
"[The Aces] outplayed us all game tonight," said a disappointed coach Tim Branham. "They were faster than us, they were in better shape than us and they took it to us all game. [But] we had our spurts, we had our moments where we should have put the puck in the net. … It's our guys who are supposed to score goals [that] are not scoring goals. It's about time that we started putting pressure on them …"