By Kahlil Najar
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The San Francisco Bulls (6-11-1-1) penalty kill was hitting on all cylinders as they killed off seven power plays and defeated the Utah Grizzlies (5-8-1-1), 2-1. J.P. Anderson notched his first ever pro win and the Tyler Gron and Chris Bowman scored goals for the Bulls.
Utah took a 1-0 lead 8:28 in the first period as Danick Paquette led a rush up ice and Norm Ezekiel put the puck in after a Kris Hogg shot. The Bulls were able to answer back near the end of the first when red hot Gron beat Utah’s Meisner and tied the game up at one a piece.
In the second, the Bulls were given a golden opportunity. On a 4-on-3 power play which was the result of Dean Ouellet getting kneed by the Grizzlies Danick Paquette and a cross-checking penalty on Michael Pelech, Collin Bowman as able to convert the go ahead goal for the Bulls. Bowman swept home a backhand from the slot on assists from Jordan Morrison and Tarasuk.
In appeared as though the Bulls were trying to give the game away in the third as they garnered three penalties and gave Utah some quality chances, but the Bulls were able to survive the storm and get the 2-1 victory.
The Bulls stay in Utah to take on the Grizzlies tomorrow night at 6:05 pm PT.