The Colorado Eagles will look to make it three straight wins after taking game one of the series against the Tucson Roadrunners Thursday night.
Eagles goaltender Hunter Miska stopped 51 of the 53 shots he faced as Colorado defeated Tucson 4-2 on Thursday. Forward Sheldon Dries notched a goal and three assists, while fellow forwards Shane Bowers, Nick Henry, and Jayson Megna all netted goals in the victory. Colorado went a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill while going 1-for-4 on the power play.
The Eagles own an all-time record of 18-7-1-0 against the Roadrunners in franchise history, with a 3-0-1 mark in their last four games against Tucson this season.
Three of Tucson’s top forwards have since been recalled to the parent Arizona Coyotes in Michael Bunting, Kyle Capobianco, and Lane Pederson. Capobianco and Pederson are currently on Arizona’s taxi squad. Tucson goaltender Ivan Prosvetov was recently reassigned to the Roadrunners from Arizona’s taxi squad.
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Forwards Logan O’Connor, Liam O’Brien, Kiefer Sherwood, Miikka Salomaki, and Martin Kaut are recalled by the Avalanche along with defensemen Jacob MacDonald, Kyle Burroughs, Dan Renouf, Keaton Middleton, Conor Timmins, and goaltender Adam Werner. Forward Jayson Megna was reassigned to the Eagles on Wednesday.
Friday’s matchup is the fifth matchup between the clubs this year. Colorado has an 18-7-1-0 record against Tucson since joining the AHL. It is the fifth of six times the teams will face off this season.
Tucson Roadrunners defenseman Cameron Crotty played with Colorado Eagles forward Shane Bowers at Boston University during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
Tucson Roadrunners defenseman Viktor Soderstrom was picked 11th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, just five spots ahead of Colorado Eagles forward Alex Newhook, who was picked 16th overall the same year.