Grizzlies 3, Reign 2, OT.

The Reign still haven’t won through two games in Utah, falling 3-2 in a shootout Friday night to the Utah Grizzlies. (Itan Chavira fans, voice your frustrations now).

Actually, the Reign shouldn’t have needed a shootout specialist to win this game – they didn’t allow a goal for 57 minutes before surrendering two power-play goals that allowed the Grizzlies to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Tim Kraus and Geoff Walker scored first-period goals for the Reign, and goaltender John Murray stopped 40 of 42 shots. Jeff Zatkoff was given the night off in the middle game of a three-game series in Utah that concludes tonight.

Walker, Dan Knapp, Dusty Collins and Andrew Martens collected assists.

The Grizzlies’ James Sixsmith was the only shooter to score in the shootout.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
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