WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Chris LeBlanc scored the lone goal for the Orlando Solar Bears (5-7-2-1), as the club picked up a point in its 2-1 overtime loss to the Utah Grizzlies (5-7-2-1) on Friday night at Maverik Center.
Orlando surrendered the opening goal to Utah’s Eric Williams at 9:01 of the first period while the Grizzlies were on the power play. The goal brought an end to Orlando’s season-high stretch of 11 consecutive games in which Orlando did not surrender a power-play goal (Oct. 25-Nov. 20).
LeBlanc tied the score for the Solar Bears at 17:38 of the first period when he backhanded a shot past Hunter Miska for his fourth of the season.
The Grizzlies won in sudden-death overtime when J.C. Brassard slipped the puck past Clint Windsor at 1:52 of the extra frame.
Windsor took the overtime loss for Orlando with 31 saves on 33 shots against; Miska earned the victory with 29 saves on 30 shots against.
- J.C. Brassard – UTA
- Hunter Miska – UTA
- Eric Williams – UTA
- Orlando is 2-0-1-0 over its last three road games
- Windsor has 31 or more shots in his last five consecutive outings; Windsor leads all Eastern Conference rookie netminders with a .925 save percentage
- Kevin Lohan assisted on LeBlanc’s goal, giving the defenseman a two-game assist streak (2a)
- LeBlanc and Eric Drapluk led the Solar Bears with four shots on goal
The Solar Bears complete their road trip against the Utah Grizzlies on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9:10 p.m. ET at Maverik Center. The Solar Bears return home to host the Norfolk Admirals on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.
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