Gulls Search For Win Before All Star BreakJan 25, 2020
The San Diego Gulls and Grand Rapids Griffins will finish their back-to-back set of games today when the two teams meet at Van Andel Arena (4 p.m. PT, TV: AHL TV, RADIO: Gulls Audio Network). San Diego has points in six of the last seven games (5-1-1-0) and 10 of their last 14 overall (7-4-2-1).
The two teams met last night, a 4-3 overtime win for the Grand Rapids Griffins. Detroit's affiliate received three-point games from both Filip Zadina and Taro Hirose, with the former picking up the primary assist on Matthew Ford's game-winning overtime tally.
San Diego stormed out of the gates, taking a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals from Michigan native Max Jones and Kiefer Sherwood. Grand Rapids found a way to climb back, aided by San Diego's penalty trouble.
"I think our team was churning along in a positive way and then when you run into penalty trouble, it affects you and gets back to your puck management," said head coach Kevin Dineen. "When you have the puck and you’re moving your feet, then you’re drawing penalties instead of taking them. You know what, that’s a good team and they get the puck. We just need a little more discipline overall in our game for sixty minutes."
The Gulls saw Brendan Guhle post a multi-point game, while Troy Terry continued his hot streak. In seven AHL games, he's posted three goals and 10 points.
This is San Diego's final game before the league's All-Star Classic, starting tomorrow in Ontario. Anthony Stolarz and Chris Wideman will represent the Gulls at the midseason classic.