Colorado Eagles downs Dallas Snipers, 9-5
Colorado Eagles won 9-5 over Dallas Snipers.
Colorado Eagles made Dallas Snipers' netminders to work all game long, ripping 51 shots and forcing 42 saves. Steffen Muller made 25 stops and Emil Eriksson made 17. Colorado Eagles surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Colorado Eagles averages 4.3 goals per contest.
The Dallas Snipers penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled eight minors and one major for 31 minutes in penalty time. Dallas Snipers surpassed its season average of 24.0 penalty minutes per game.
Dallas Snipers was led by Justin Becton, who registered two goals and two assists. Becton scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:19 into the third period to make the score 9-3 Colorado Eagles. A high sticking penalty on Mitch Coan had put Dallas Snipers on the power play. Shane Bonds assisted on the tally. Becton's next tally on the power play made the score 9-5 Colorado Eagles with 4:17 left in the third period. Dallas Snipers earned a power play opportunity when Lance Pennington was put in the box for interference. Luke Grignano provided the assist. Dallas Snipers also got points from Bonds, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Dallas Snipers also had goals scored by Konstantin Ljubobratets and Emil Melin, who scored one goal each. In addition, Dallas Snipers received assists from Alexander Lehnbom, who had one and Elliott Langford, who had two.
Eric Messer recorded 19 saves for Colorado Eagles. Colorado Eagles incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Dallas Snipers registered two goals on six power play opportunities. For Dallas Snipers, Pavol Kotzman was ejected from the game.