Game #30: Colorado (4) at Tucson (1)
SOG: COL (32) – TUC (33)
PP: COL (1/5) – TUC (0/8)
COL SCORING: Joly (6), Megna (11), Henry (2pp), Greer (7)
TUC SCORING: Burke (13)
STREAKING EAGLES TAKE SUNDAY SHOWDOWN FROM ROADRUNNERS
Entering the matchup with points in eight straight games, the Colorado Eagles extended their red-hot run to nine Sunday in Tucson with a 4-1 win.
Before the visitors scored four unanswered, Brayden Burke started the evening’s scoring for Tucson, beating Hunter Miska on a second chance effort. Following Michael Bunting entering the attacking end, 27’s initial shot was kicked right to a cutting Burke for his 13th of the season.
The Roadrunners lead would last just 17 seconds though, as Colorado would have an immediate answer and use it as a kick-start to four unanswered goals over the course of the final two periods.
Making his second start in as many days for the home side, Ivan Prosvetov suffered only his third AHL loss, making 28 stops on Colorado’s 32 tries.
THEY SAID IT
“We didn’t have a great start, we gave up odd-man attacks and we have to be better on our special teams. There’s a list of things that we didn’t do well. I don’t think there’s a lot to like about tonight’s game.”Roadrunners Head Coach Jay Varady expressing his view on Sunday’s defeat.
DON’T OVERLOOK IT
Almost two months ago to the day the Roadrunners were in a similar spot, coming off of being swept on home ice by the Chicago Wolves. The team wasn’t happy with their performances but how did they answer? Losing just two games over essentially the next two months.
Corrections will be made.
GOTTA SEE IT
Ivan Prosvetov certainly wasn’t to blame for the loss, putting together another outstanding performance for Tucson.
Check out his robbery here working from blocker to glove side.
PHOTO OF THE GAME
There was one cause for celebration in Sunday’s contest, coming during Brayden Burke’s second period tally.