Saturday, December 01, 2001

AHL: Ducks, Grizzlies tie

Enquirer news services

        Mark Wotton's second goal of the game with 6:24 left in regulation lifted the Utah Grizzlies to a 4-4 tie with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Friday night in the AHL at the Cincinnati Gardens.

        Travis Brigley had two goals and Andy McDonald added three assists for Cincinnati, which had a five-game winning streak snapped but moved to within one point of first-place Cleveland in the Central Division with the tie.

        McDonald tied Bob Wren's club record for the longest consecutive-game point streak, at 10 games, with his 11th multiple-point game of the season. He finished November with 24 points, setting a club record for most points in one month.

        The Ducks play host to the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:35 p.m. today in the Gardens.

        Utah ....... 0-2-2-0-4
       Cincinnati ....... 0-4-0-0-4

        First period: No scoring.

        Second period: 1. Cin, Brigley 4 (Butsayev, McDonald) 0:50 (ppg). 2. Cin, Butsayev 10 (McDonald) 5:51.3. Cin, Balmochnykh 3 (Williams, Brule), 7:19. 4. Uth, Montgomery 7 (MacMillan) 12:21 (shg). 5. Uth, Wotton 6 (Kapanen, Montgomery), 13:43 (ppg). 6. Cin, Brigley 5 (Gaucher, McDonald) 15:35 (ppg).

        Third period: 7. Uth, Sim 16 (Lyashenko, Kapanen) 0:36.8. Uth, Wotton 7 (Jardine, Rossiter), 13:36.

        Overtime: No scoring.

        Shots on goal: Utah 7-9-12-2-30; Cin 14-14-7-0-35. Power plays: Utah 1-for-2; Cincinnati 1-for-6. Goalies: Utah, Flaherty (35 shots, 31 saves; record 9-3-1); Cin, Elliott (30 shots, 26 saves; record 3-4-1). Att: 4,518. Records: Utah 14-8-1-1; Cincinnati 11-9-1-1.


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