The Colorado Eagles will look for redemption tonight when they face off in the second of a two-game series against the Chicago Wolves.
Last night the Eagles lost their inaugural AHL home opener 3-2 in overtime in front of a sellout crowd at the Budweiser Events Center. Inspired by a pregame ceremony in which they raised the 2018 Kelly Cup banner, the young group came out running on all cylinders but a rough third period and an eventual game-winner from rookie defenseman Erik Brännström - just 48 seconds into overtime - saw them walk away with a single point.
- Avalanche prospect A.J. Greer secured the first ever AHL goal in franchise history.
- Mark Alt led the team with five shots on goal.
- The Eagles failed to capitalize on eight power-play opportunities and gave up one shorthanded goal on seven penalties.
- Colorado outshot Chicago 29 to 17.
- In 598 home games, in two different leagues, the Eagles entered last nights contest with an all-time home record of 409-146-44.
Tonights Projected Starting Lines
Greer - Toninato - Kaut
- Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
- Collected two assists in 37 NHL gamess with the Colorado Avalanche during the 2017-18 season.
- Played for the University of Minnesota-Duluth in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.
- Selected in the first round ($16 overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.
- Spent the previous two seasons playing professionally in his native Czechoslovakia.
- Captured the Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal in 2016-17 season.
- Second round draft pick (#39 overall) of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
- Has collected four assists in 22 NHL games with Colorado.
- 51 points in 98 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage from 2016 to 2018.
Joly - Kamenev - O’Connor
- Won the 208 ECHL Kelly Cup Championship with the Colorado Eagles and was named the MVP of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
- Scored 41 goals and added 26 assists in 52 regular season games with the Eagles in 2017-18.
- Captured a QMJHL Championship with Rimouski Oceanic in 2015.
- Selected in the second round (#42 overall) by the Nashville Predators in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
- Played in five NHL contests with Nashville and Colorado.
- Scored 21 goals and added 30 assists during the 2016-17 season with the Milwaukee Admirals.
- Played 108 games with the DU Pioneers, collecting 16 goals and 27 assists.
- Won an NCAA National Championship with the Pioneers in 2017.
- Signed by Colorado to a two-year NHL contract in July, 2018.
Lewis - Beaudin - Kosmachuk
- 84 goals and 107 assists in 190 WHL games with the Brandon Wheat Kings.
- Won a WHL Championship with Brandon during the 2015-16 season.
- Scored 44 goals and added 56 assists during the 2017-18 season with Brandon.
- Selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
- Captured an ECHL Kelly Cup Championship with the Colorado Eagles in 2018.
- Competed in 30 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage during the 2017-18 season.
- A third round draft pick (#70 overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
- Appeared in eight NHL games with the Winnipeg jets, notching three assists in that time.
- Has collected 134 points in 265 AHL games with Hartford, Manitoba and St. Johns.
Agozzino - Shvyrev - Bass
- A veteran of over 400 AHL games with 120 goals, 172 assists, and 292 points.
- Recorded three assists in ten NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche.
- A three-year captain with the Niagara Ice Dogs of the OHL.
- Selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
- Has recorded 43 KHL games with Magnitogorsk Metallurg.
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #23 by NHL Central Scouting for EU skaters.
- Selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
- A veteran of over 400 AHL contests with Binghamton, Springfield, Rockford, and Milwaukee.
- Notched two goals and three assists in 75 NHL games with Ottawa, Columbus, and Nashville.