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.
LOVELAND, CO. – Eagles goaltender Hunter Miska stopped all 34 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season, as Colorado defeated the Ontario Reign, 3-0 on Saturday. Forward T.J. Tynan collected three assists in the win, while fellow forward A.J. Greer earned a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ with a goal, an assist and a fight. The Eagles connected for two power-play goals on seven opportunities on the man-advantage, while going a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
It wouldn’t take long to produce the game’s first goal, as Tynan would center a pass to the top of the crease and defenseman Mark Alt would smash the puck into the back of the net to give Colorado the 1-0 edge just 50 seconds into the contest. The goal was Alt’s fifth of the season, while Tynan claimed his 40th assist of the year.
After taking their 1-0 advantage into the first intermission, the Eagles would build upon that lead when defenseman Jacob MacDonald lit the lamp from the left-wing circle on the power play to put Colorado on top 2-0 at the 3:10 mark of the second period.
The Eagles would earn yet another power play just over a minute later and again they would take advantage. This time it would be Greer who would camp in front of the net of Reign goalie Kevin Poulin, deflecting a shot past him and stretching Colorado’s lead to 3-0 at the 5:00 mark of the middle frame.
Still leading 3-0 as they hit the ice for the third period of play, the Eagles withstood a series of chances in the final 20 minutes of play. Ontario outshot Colorado in the final frame 14-12, but Miska would rise to the occasion to preserve the 3-0 victory.
The Eagles return to action when they host the Texas Stars on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:05pm MT at the Budweiser Events Center.
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