Eagles seek revenge on NYE in Iowa


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Dec 31 2021

The Colorado Eagles face the Iowa Wild again this afternoon in Des Moines. Wednesday’s game between the two teams saw Iowa forward Marco Rossi score the tying goal late in the third period and convert a penalty shot into overtime to propel the Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Eagles. from Colorado. Eagles defenseman Nate Clurman and Rob Hamilton each scored one goal in the loss. Iowa controlled the battle on the specialized teams, going 2 to 4 on the power play and 4 to 4 on the shorthand.

In the 2018-19 season, Colorado and Iowa have met four times. The Eagles suffered a 6-5 overtime loss in Game 1 to Iowa, followed by a 6-1 loss the following night. At home, the Eagles won a 3-2 shootout victory but followed up with a 3-2 shootout loss the following night.

That leaves Colorado with a 1-1-2-1 record against the Wild.

Wells Fargo Center – Des Moines, Iowa

Eagles forward Cal Burke and goaltender Trent Miner were recently called up to the Colorado Avalanche taxi team. Forward Mikhail Maltsev and goalkeeper Hunter Miska have also been called up to the taxi squad, but have already been reassigned to the Eagles with defender Jordan Gross.

Goalkeeper Peyton Jones has been recalled from the Utah Grizzlies Eagles.

Click here to view tonight’s game notes.

Colorado has lost four of its last five games. Colorado is 3-6-2-2 while Iowa is 7-4-1-0 at home. Colorado is 11-11-3-2 overall so far this season. Iowa is 11-10-2-1 overall.

Wild forward Cody McLeod once played for the Colorado Avalanche. McLeod played with the 2007 Avalanche until the 2016-17 season when he was traded to the Nashville Predators. Wild goalie Andrew Hammond previously played one regular season game with the Colorado Avalanche as well as three playoff games in the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Wild forward Matt Boldy and Alex Newhook played together at Boston College. Wild forward Mitchell Chaffee played for UMass Amherst at the same time as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar.

Savage defenseman Turner Ottenbreit played a full season with the Utah Grizzlies in 2018-19.

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