West Valley City • Hometown native D.J. Jelitto scored a tie-breaking goal with 12 minutes left in the third period Wednesday, leading the Grizzlies to a 2-1 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers. The win extends Utah's home unbeaten streak to 11 games the longest home unbeaten streak since the team moved to Utah in 1995.
"[We] come to play," said Coach Tim Branham. "The first half of this game wasn't great, but we hung in there … and we found a way to get it done. We're finding ways to win games versus finding ways to lose games. You've got to give the boys a lot of credit … for breaking that record. That's something special."
One day after Aaron Dell was named the ECHL goaltender of the week for his two wins and .949 save percentage in two appearances last week, the goalie was given a well-deserved night off prior to Utah's two-game weekend in Bakersfield. In his place, Igor Bobkov saved 27 of 28 shots for his fourth win as a member of the Grizzlies.