DENVER – After splitting two home games against San Antonio on January 24 & 25, the Colorado Eagles indulged in a five-day break to accommodate for the All-Star Classic.
They haven’t lost since.
Ahead of tonight’s matchup with the San Jose Barracuda (7:05pm MST), Colorado has gone 3-0-0 with two wins in Tucson and one victory versus San Jose. With the Eagles handing those two losses to the division-leading Roadrunners in their own backyard, the focus now shifts to a second straight win over the Pacific Division basement dwellers in the Barracuda. Both Colorado and San Jose have three regulation wins against each other this season.
Here’s a stats breakdown on the two teams before tonight’s game.
SAN JOSE BARRACUDA
- Record: 14-25-3 (.369); 31 points, seventh place out of seven in the Pacific Division, 15th out of 15 in the Western Conference
- Home Record: 8-14-0 (.364)
- Road Record: 6-11-3 (.300)
- Power Play: 27 goals on 166 attempts (16.3%, 21st in the AHL)
- Penalty Kill: 30 goals allowed on 161 attempts (81.4%, 18th)
- Goals For Per Game: 3.10 (14th)
- Goals Against Per Game: 3.62 (31st)
- Shots For Per Game: 33.00 (2nd)
- Shots Against Per Game: 28.55 (6th)
- Statistical Standouts: Rookie winger Joachim Blichfeld is tied for ninth in rookie scoring with 27 points (14G + 13A in 32 GP). Veteran defenseman Trevor Carrick is tied for first among defensemen with three game-winning goals this season.
- Fast Facts: San Jose has not seen the win column since mid-January, defeating the Iowa Wild in Des Moines (3-1) on January 17 and earning a home victory against Colorado (7-2) on January 15. The Barracuda are currently on a six-game losing streak (0-5-1).
- Record: 25-14-4 (.628); 54 points, third place out of seven in Pacific Division, fifth out of 15 in the Western Conference
- Home Record: 12-7-2 (.619)
- Road Record: 13-7-2 (.636)
- Power Play: 28 goals on 183 attempts (15.3%, 24th in the AHL)
- Penalty Kill: 30 goals allowed on 160 attempts (81.3%, 19th)
- Goals For Per Game: 3.33 (T-6th)
- Goals Against Per Game: 2.91 (12th)
- Shots For Per Game: 31.49 (9th)
- Shots Against Per Game: 32.42 (28th)
- Statistical Standouts: Goaltender Hunter Miska (10-4-4, 2.43 GAA, .926 SV%) has won three straight games since Mason McDonald was recalled from ECHL Utah on January 31. Miska also ranks third in the league in save percentage, behind Hartford’s Igor Shesterkin (.934) and Milwaukee’s Connor Ingram (.931).
- Fast Fact: With Colorado’s two recent road victories against Tucson, four of the Roadrunners’ nine home losses have come from the Eagles. Both Bakersfield and Chicago have earned two victories apiece in Tucson; San Jose has one win against the Roadrunners in Arizona.
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