The American Hockey League and its board of governors made the very difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season and Calder Cup playoffs. While it is extremely disappointing to see this incredible season come to its conclusion, the Colorado Eagles fully support this measure to protect the health of the team, its staff and its incredible fans.
WINDSOR, CO. – Andrew Agozzino scored the game-winning goal late in the third period on the power play to give the Colorado Eagles a 3-2 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners on Friday. The goal gave Colorado its first lead of the night with just 2:34 remaining in the contest. Ty Lewis and Scott Kosmachuk each notched a goal and an assist in the contest. Pavel Francouz was stellar in net, stopping 27 of the 29 shots he faced on the night.
A Tucson power play would put the Roadrunners on the board at the 10:00 mark of the first period when defenseman Trevor Murphy skated through the top of the right circle before launching a wrist shot that would beat Francouz and give Tucson the 1-0 edge.
Colorado would knot the game just over four minutes later when a 2-on-1 rush would lead to a shot from the right-wing circle from Kosmachuk that would light the lamp and level the score at 1-1 with 5:51 left to play in the opening frame.
The second period would see the Roadrunners hop back on top when forward Lane Pederson snagged a cross-slot pass and tucked the puck into the back of the net to give Tucson a 2-1 advantage just 4:27 into the second stanza.
The Eagles would summon an answer yet again, this time on the power play, as Lewis would send a shot from the left circle off Roadrunners goaltender Hunter Miska and into the cage to tie the game at 2-2 with 6:19 remaining in the second period.
After a back-and-forth start to the third period of action, Colorado would earn a power play late in regulation when Kyle Capobianco was sent to the penalty box for tripping at the 16:52 mark of the final frame. The Eagles would seize the opportunity when Agozzino collected a rebound at the bottom of the left circle and fed the puck past Miska to give Colorado the 3-2 edge with just 2:34 left to play in the contest. Tucson would pull Miska in favor of the extra attacker, but Francouz and company would keep the Roadrunners off the scoresheet to secure the 3-2 win.
The Eagles finished the night going 2-for-6 on the power-play, while also killing off five of Tucson’s six chances on the man-advantage, including two 5-on-3 opportunities.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday, November 3rd when they host the Tucson Roadrunners at the Budweiser Events Center at 7:05pm MT.
Single-game tickets for the 2018-19 season are on-sale now and start at just $18 per seat. Purchase your seats today by visiting the Budweiser Events Center box office, online at ColoradoEagles.com or by calling the Eagles ticketing department at 970-686-SHOT (7468).