PHOENIX — The Phoenix RoadRunners scored three first period power-play goals and defeated the Utah Grizzlies 6-0 Saturday night at US Airways Center. Utah is now 0-2 after back-to-back losses in Phoenix. The Grizzlies dropped their season opener, 4-2, Friday.
Utah committed five minor penalties in the first 10:29 of the game, and Phoenix took advantage with goals from Daniel Sisca, Justin Maiser and Scott Kelman. The Phoenix game-winner came at 3:02 of the first.
After five-straight Phoenix power-plays to start the game, Utah was then awarded seven of the game's next eight chances. Utah went 0-8 on the power-play; Phoenix went 3-6 Ryan Kinasewich led Utah for a second-straight night with shots; he had nine.
Brett Jaeger stopped 15 of 20 through two periods, before being relieved by A.J. Bucchino who stopped nine of 10 shots to complete the game.
The Grizzlies and RoadRunners meet again today at US Airways Center. Face-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. Utah's home opening weekend is Friday and Saturday, when they will host Idaho at the E Center. All Grizzlies home games start at 7:05 p.m.