Miska gets 20-save shutout in Eagles 4-0 Blanking of Barracuda
March 28, 2022
SAN JOSE, CA. –Colorado took a 4-0 first-period lead as goaltender Hunter Miska stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Eagles beat the San Jose Barracuda 4-0 on Monday. Colorado finished the night 2-for-4 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the shorthanded. Defender Jordan Gross had a goal and an assist in the win, while forward Jayson Megna had two assists.
The first-period onslaught would begin when Gross picked up a pass at the top of the left wing circle and wired a wrist into the back of the net. The goal was Gross’ 10and of the season, tying his career high and giving the Eagles a 1-0 advantage at 11:46 of the first quarter.
Colorado struck again just 26 seconds later when forward Stefan Matteau caught a pass between the circles from Kiefer Sherwood and flicked the puck past San Jose goaltender Zach Sawchenko to push the Eagles to 2-0. .
The game’s first power play would go Colorado’s way and it would pay dividends, as defenseman Rob Hamilton fired a slap shot from the point, lighting the lamp and stretching the lead to 3-0 with 5:03 remaining in the first. period. .
The Eagles would gain another men’s advantage a few minutes later and this time it would be forward Mikhail Maltsev who would take advantage when he dragged the puck between his legs at the top of the crease and knocked it down past Sawchenko to put Colorado ahead, 4 -0 at 4:55 p.m. of the period.
After carrying a 4-0 advantage into the first intermission, the Eagles beat the Barracuda 11-9 midway through the period while eliminating a pair of power-play opportunities in San Jose. Solid defensive play would see Colorado take their 4-0 locker room lead after 40 minutes.
The third period would see the Eagles thwart three more Barracuda power-play opportunities, as Miska stopped all five shots thrown to solidify the 20-save shutout and give Colorado the 4-0 victory.
The Eagles will be back in action when they travel to take on the Stockton Heat on Wednesday March 30and at 7:30 p.m. MT at Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA. Tickets for all regular season games are on sale now and start at just $19. You can find more information about ticket packages, theme tickets and promotional nights by visiting ColoradoEagles.com or calling the Ticket Department at (970) 686-7468.