VICTORIA, British Columbia James Sanford scored a power-play goal 32 seconds into overtime as the Utah Grizzlies defeated the Victoria Salmon Kings 3-2 Sunday afternoon. It marks the second overtime win for Utah in less than 24 hours.
For the second-straight game, Utah (16-14-0-3) never led until the final score as the Grizzlies fell behind 1-0 after one period. Justin Bourne (11) tied the game at one 9:53 into the second period with Keith Johnson picking up an assist. The Salmon Kings (21-8-2-2) went up 2-1 at 15:22 of the second with Patrick Coloumbe getting a power-play goal.
Utah tied the game at 2-2 with a power-play goal of its own from Sean Offers 3:06 into the third. Sanford and Olivier Labelle added the assists. A late third period power-play carried into overtime for Utah.
The Grizzlies recorded the game-winner following a timeout called by head coach Jason Christie and proceeded to pick up the game-winner.
Goaltender Nathan Lawson improved to 10-5-0-1 on the year as he stopped 31 of 33 shots.
Utah went 2-4 on the power-play and 4-5 on the penalty-kill. Shots in the game were even at 33.
The Grizzlies complete their seasonlong seven-game road trip Wednesday in Idaho. Face-off is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
Utah returns home Friday and Saturday against Idaho at the E Center.