DENVER – The Colorado Eagles played host to the Central Division’s San Antonio Rampage for the second season in a row Friday night. Led by a scoring effort from five different players and an explosive four-goal third period, the Eagles downed the Rampage by a final score of 5-1.
With this weekend highlighting the Eagles Fight Cancer specialty jerseys and fundraiser, Colorado faces off once again with San Antonio on Saturday night (7:05pm MST). Here’s a quick breakdown of tonight’s matchup.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE
- Record: 14-18-11 (.453); 39 points, eighth place of out eight in Central Division, 14th out of 15 in the Western Conference
- Home Record: 9-8-8 (.520)
- Road Record: 5-10-3 (.361)
- Power Play: 39 goals on 175 attempts (22.3%, 5th in the AHL)
- Penalty Kill: 29 goals allowed on 161 attempts (82.0%, 16th)
- Goals For Per Game: 2.79 (23rd)
- Goals Against Per Game: 3.28 (26th)
- Shots For Per Game: 33.72 (1st)
- Shots Against Per Game: 27.79 (3rd)
- Statistical Standout: Derrick Pouliot is third amongst AHL defensemen in overall scoring and assists (6G +26A = 32 PTS in 40 GP). Pouliot is also first among d-men in power play assists (18) and points (20); those figures are also good for second in overall league totals.
- Fast Fact: San Antonio is currently on a three-game losing streak, dating back to January 18. The Rampage played Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to both a shootout loss (Jan.18) and overtime loss (Jan. 21) before being down by Colorado in regulation (Jan. 24).
- Record: 22-13-4 (.615); 48 points, third place out of seven in Pacific Division, fifth out of 15 in the Western Conference
- Home Record: 11-6-2 (.632)
- Road Record: 11-7-2 (.600)
- Power Play: 24 goals on 165 attempts (14.5%, 25th in the AHL)
- Penalty Kill: 28 goals allowed on 144 attempts (80.6%, 23rd)
- Goals For Per Game: 3.31 (8th)
- Goals Against Per Game: 2.95 (14th)
- Shots For Per Game: 31.33 (10th)
- Shots Against Per Game: 32.44 (27th)
- Statistical Standouts: Defenseman Jacob MacDonald is second among defensemen in goal scoring and tied for sixth in overall scoring (8G + 18A = 26 PTS in 39 GP). Fellow d-man Kevin Connauton is tied for first regarding game-winning goals for d-men (three) and has 14 points in his last eight home games.
- Fast Fact: In their four-game road trip, Colorado lost two games against San Jose and Stockton by a combined score of 12-2. Two wins against Bakersfield and Stockton yielded a combined score of 10-5.
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