Eagles explode for seven goals in 7-4 win over San Diego
March 4, 2022
WINDSOR, CO. –Colorado forward Dylan Sikura scored twice, while five other Eagles skaters found the back of the net, as Colorado beat the San Diego Gulls, 7-4 on Friday. Colorado scored two power play goals and added an empty net in the win. Goaltender Hunter Miska took the win in net, stopping 16 of 20 shots he faced in the game.
An early power play would put the Gulls ahead, as forward Danny O’Regan buried a wrist from the circle to give San Diego a 1-0 advantage with just 2:05 left in the game.
The Eagles responded when Sikura grabbed a rebound on the slot side and fed it past Gulls goaltender Lukas Dostal to tie the game at 1-1 at 9:46 of the first period.
Colorado would claim its first lead of the game via power play, as forward Kiefer Sherwood hammered a shot from the right circle that would light the lamp and put the Eagles in the lead, 2-1 with 4:21 remaining in the frame opening.
A San Diego power play late in the period would backfire when Colorado forward Ryan Wagner raced down the left wing on a breakaway before beating Dostal with a wrist from the circle. left wing to extend the Eagles lead to 3-1 at 19:34. Mark. Colorado would go on to outscore the Gulls, 11-6 in the first 20 minutes and take a 3-1 lead in the first intermission.
The Eagles would come out of the gates hot to start the second period, as defenseman Justin Barron buried a wrist from the right circle to push Colorado’s lead to 4-1 just 1:15 into the middle frame. The count would also signal the end of the night for Dostal, who would make way for Olle Eriksson Ek in the net for the duration.
Minutes later, Eagles forward Andreas Wingerli would capitalize on a Gulls turnover when he flew over the left wing boards before cutting up the crease and sliding the puck past Eriksson Ek to put Colorado leads 5-1 at 8:19. mark of the time.
After San Diego forward Brayden Tracey was hit with a five-minute middle finger for the boarding, the Eagles struck, as defenseman Jacob MacDonald hit home a wrist from the left wing circle to extend Colorado’s lead to 6-1 with 9:16 remaining. the middle frame.
Still to the men’s advantage, the Eagles served up a costly turnover when Gulls forward Buddy Robinson beat Miska on a breakaway to cut the deficit to 6-2 at 11:45 of the period.
Another Colorado turnover would spark a 2-on-1 shorthanded run, which San Diego forward Bryce Kindopp would head home to cut the Eagles’ advantage to 6-3 with 7:20 remaining in the period. . Colorado would close out the second stanza and retain that three-goal advantage going into the second intermission.
The Gulls would build on the momentum in the third period, as forward Jacob Perreault lit the lamp with a one-timer from the bottom of the left wing circle to cut the deficit to 6-4 at just 1:22. of the last quarter. .
The Eagles responded when Sikura capitalized on Eriksson Ek’s return in his crease by returning the puck into the back of the net from the slot to put the Eagles in the lead, 7-4 with 4:40 left in the game.
At Colorado, 13 different players had a point, including four multi-point efforts, with Sherwood leading with a goal and two assists. The Eagles outshot San Diego 30-20, as Colorado finished the night 2-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the shorthanded.
The Eagles will be back in action when they take on the San Diego Gulls on Saturday, March 5and at 7:05 p.m. MT at the Budweiser Events Center. Tickets for all regular season games are on sale now and start at just $19. 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.