Colorado stumbled by Barracuda in overtime, 2-1
November 12, 2022
SAN JOSE, CA. -San Jose goalie Aaron Dell made 35 saves on 36 shots, while forward Luke Johnson scored the game-winning goal just 40 seconds into overtime as the Barracuda beat the Colorado Eagles 2- 1 Saturday. Eagles forward Charles Hudon scored the team’s only goal with their sixth leading scorer of the season.
Colorado was first on the board, as Hudon found a loose puck over the slot and drove it home to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage at 11:04. of the first period.
San Jose would respond less than three minutes later when forward Jasper Weatherby capped a 3-on-2 run with a lunge wrist, tying the game at 1-1 with 6:02 remaining in the first 20 minutes. The Eagles would close the period slaying 1:36 from a 5-on-3 power play for the Barracuda, as the two teams headed into the first intermission still tied at 1-1.
Fueled by four powerplay chances, Colorado beat San Jose 16-3 in the second period. However, the league’s top-ranked penalty kill would dampen those four chances on the man advantage, as the Eagles and Barracuda finished the first 40 minutes of the game still deadlocked at 1-1.
The third period would see Colorado continue to dominate the shots on goal category, shooting nine to three for San Jose. The lopsided opportunities would not provide a goal, however, sending the contest into sudden death overtime.
After failing to capitalize on a breakaway from striker Mikhail Maltsev, the Eagles would be forced to face a 3-on-2 run coming in the opposite direction. It was a rush that would see Johnson bring a wrist back between the circles just 40 seconds into the extra session to hand the Barracuda a 2-1 win.
Justus Annunen suffered the overtime loss in goal, allowing two goals on 23 shots, as the Eagles produced their own record 36 shots. Colorado was held 0 for 5 on the power play, while San Jose finished the night 0 for 2 on the power play.
The Eagles will be back in action when they take on the San Jose Barracuda on Sunday, November 13e at 4:00 p.m. MT at Tech CU Arena in San Jose, Calif. Tickets for all regular season games are on sale now and start at just $21. You can find more information about ticket packages, theme tickets and promotional nights by visiting ColoradoEagles.com or calling the Ticket Department at (970) 686-7468.