West Valley City • One game after squandering a one-goal advantage in the third period and failing to close out the Las Vegas Wranglers, the Utah Grizzlies redeemed themselves on Wednesday, doing what they couldn't do a night before, and held on to beat the Wranglers, 3-2.
"It's a process … that killer instinct," said coach Tim Branham. "Learning how to win, learning how to finish teams, that's a process. You only learn through success … and this is a good step in the right direction."
Early in the first period, rookie defenseman Pat O'Keefe skated through traffic to find teammate Mathieu Aubin, who knocked in his seventh goal of the year. The assist was O'Keefe's ninth in eleven games for Utah. Michael Pelech was also awarded an assist on the play to extend his team-leading scoring streak to seven games a stretch in which the forward has recorded three goals and six assists.