LOVELAND, CO. – Colorado defenseman David Farrance netted the game-winning goal and tacked on two assists, as the Eagles defeated the Henderson Silver Knights 4-3 on Sunday. Forward Alex Galchenyuk added a goal and an assist in the win, while fellow forward Jean-Luc Foudy picked up an assist to run his point streak to five games. The victory also extends Colorado’s winning streak to three games, as the Eagles improved to 15-5-2 on home ice. Goaltender Jonas Johansson made 19 saves on 22 shots to earn his 10th win of the year.
Henderson would claim the game’s first goal, as a power play set up forward Brendan Brisson to bury a wrister from the slot to give the Silver Knights a 1-0 edge just 3:37 into the contest.
Colorado would answer back when forward Charles Hudon snagged a puck at the bottom of the left-wing circle and roofed it past Henderson goalie Jiri Patera, tying the game at 1-1 with 6:14 remaining in the first period.
With the contest still deadlocked at 1-1 as the puck dropped on the second period, the Eagles would grab their first lead of the game when Galchenyuk deflected a shot at the bottom of the right-wing circle, sending it into the back of the net. The goal was Galchenyuk’s seventh of the season and gave Colorado a 2-1 advantage at the 6:22 mark of the middle frame.
The momentum would swing just 1:27 later when Silver Knights forward Sheldon Rempal ripped a wrister from the right-wing circle that would beat Johansson and tied the game at 2-2.
A power play late in the period would allow Colorado to jump back into the driver’s seat, as forward Justin Scott tracked down a rebound in the low slot and stuffed the puck home to put the Eagles on top 3-2 with 2:15 remaining in the second stanza.
Henderson would level the score for a third time in the contest when forward Sakari Manninen lit the lamp with a shot from the low slot to tie the game 3-3 at the 3:36 mark of the third period.
Colorado would again find an answer, as Farrance belted home a rebound in the left-wing circle to put the Eagles back on top 4-3 with 9:02 left to play in the contest. The goal was Farrance’s first in an Eagles sweater.
The Silver Knights would pull Patera in favor of the extra attacker with 3:35 remaining in regulation, but would not be able to generate an equalizer, as Colorado held on for the 4-3 win.
The Eagles outshot Henderson 35-22, as Colorado finished the contest 1-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.
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