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Utah Uses Big Second Period In Win vs. Wichita

Sunday, December 19th
Utah Uses Big Second Period In Win vs. Wichita

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT (Dec. 18) - Utah used a big second period to skate away from Wichita for a 7-1 win on Saturday night at the Maverik Center. 

Cam Clarke recorded his first goal of the season while Jay Dickman and Peter Crinella collected assists. 

The Thunder scored first for the second game in a row. At 8:38 of the first, Clarke popped home a rebound with his backhand to give Wichita a 1-0 lead. Trey Bradley tied it at one at 14:52 as he skated across the slot, pulled Jake Theut away from his crease and notched his third of the season. Just 27 seconds later, Mason Mannek made it 3-1 with a power play goal.

Matthew Boucher increased the lead to 3-1 just 36 seconds into the second. He intercepted a pass at the red line, came in on his off-wing and beat Theut for his first of the night. Tyler Penner made it 4-1 at 2:09 as he found a rebound from a Kyle Pouncy shot and put it home for his sixth of the year. Andrew Nielson scored at 13:50 to make it 5-1. Brian Bowen added another to give the Grizzlies four goals in the second and a 6-1 lead after 40 minutes. 

Boucher scored a power play goal in the third period to make it 7-1. Wichita outshot the Grizzlies in the final frame, 18-10, but couldn't get another past Garrett Metcalf.  

Wichita's skid hits seven-straight games with the loss.

The Thunder closes their five-game road trip tomorrow afternoon at 2:10 p.m. CST against Utah.

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