The Colorado Eagles defeated the Allen Americans by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday night to clinch a spot in the ECHL Western Conference Finals for the first time since joining the league in 2011.
Here’s a complete look at the Eagles’ playoff run up to now:
Colorado ended the 2016-17 regular season with a record of 47-20-2-3 and 99 points, which was good enough for second place in the Mountain division and the No. 2 seed in the divisional playoffs.
In the first round, the Eagles defeated the No. 3 seed Idaho Steelheads in five games, 4-games-to-1 — which set up a match-up against the division champion Allen Americans in the Mountain Division Finals.
In the second round series, Colorado got past the Americans in six games which ended with the Eagles’ 4-3 comeback win on Tuesday night at Budweiser Events Center. The Eagles were down 3-2 headed into the third period but quickly tied it up on a goal by Mason Geertsen just 35 seconds in. The game remained tied at 3-3 until Matt Register found the back of the net with 1:09 left in regulation, giving Colorado the 4-3 lead and eventual win.
Colorado’s next opponent will be the Toledo Walleye who just got past the Fort Wayne Comets in five games to advance out for the Central Division Finals.
The Western Conference Finals between the Eagles and Walleye will begin on Friday night in Toledo. Below is a complete schedule of the series:
Game 1: Colorado @ Toledo, Fri. May 12th – 5:35 PM MT
Game 2: Colorado @ Toledo, Sat. May 13th – 5:35 PM MT
Game 3: Toledo @ Colorado, Wed. May 17th – 7:05 PM MT (Purchase Tickets)
Game 4: Toledo @ Colorado, Fri. May 19th – 7:05 PM MT (Purchase Tickets)
*Game 5: Toledo @ Colorado, Sat. May 20th – 7:05 PM MT (Purchase Tickets)
*Game 6: Colorado @ Toledo, Mon. May 22nd – 5:35 PM MT
*Game 7: Colorado @ Toledo, Wed. May 24th – 5:35 PM MT
* = if necessary
The winner of this series will play the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between South Carolina and Manchester in the Kelly Cup Finals.