Grizzlies pot three power-play goals in 6-3 win 

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT —The Oilers lost 6-3 to the Utah Grizzlies in game one of the best-of-seven Mountain Division semifinals Friday night.

Dylan Fitze kicked off the scoring 3:07 into the game, jamming the puck from the lip of the crease into the back of the net to put the Grizzlies up by one. Alex Gilmour tied the affair 1-1 14:20 into the action, tipping a point shot from John Furgele past Peyton Jones. Brandon Tardiff set Utah up 2-1 with a short-handed, two-on-one goal with a minute remaining in the frame.

Joe Garreffa leveled the game 2-2 4:45 into the second, sniping Jones from distance. Jackson Leef gave the Oilers a 3-2 lead 54 seconds before the mid-way mark, depositing a sharp-angle chance. Charle-Edouard D’Astous tied the game 3-3 14:19 into the second period. 

Zachary Tsekos tapped home a rebound 9:40 into the final frame to put Utah up 4-3. Trey Bradley pulled the Grizzlies up by two with 6:51 remaining in the game. Bradley iced the score line 6-3 with an empty-net, power-play goal with 2:11 left.

The Oilers get another crack at the Grizzlies tomorrow, April 22, at 8:10 p.m. CT at the Maverik Center.

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