Dallas Snipers squeaks by Colorado Eagles, 3-2

Dallas Snipers gutted out a close 3-2 win against Colorado Eagles. 

Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Emil Melin's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. 

With three goals and two assists between them, Luke Grignano and Melin teamed up to power Dallas Snipers' offense. Grignano tallied two goals and one assist and Melin also notched one goal and one assist. 

Colorado Eagles' power play was ineffective against Dallas Snipers' penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded. 

Dallas Snipers' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Colorado Eagles power plays. Dallas Snipers' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Dallas Snipers was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 58 penalty minutes. 

Dallas Snipers also got points from Melin, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Dallas Snipers came via Konstantin Ljubobratets, who had one and Alexander Lehnbom, who had two. 

Colorado Eagles did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Colorado Eagles averages 4.3 goals per game. Colorado Eagles kept Dallas Snipers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Joshua Soule made 35 saves on 37 shots. Colorado Eagles could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 50 minutes in penalties during the game. 

Colorado Eagles was helped by Tyrel Charlton, who grabbed two goals. Charlton scored the first of his two goals at 4:21 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Colorado Eagles. Mitch Coan picked up the assist. Charlton's next tally made the score 2-1 Colorado Eagles with 2:04 left in the second period. Collin Abitz provided the assist. 

Dallas Snipers registered one goal on eight power play opportunities. Eric Messer recorded 23 saves for Colorado Eagles.