Gulls Aim to Extend Win Streak over EaglesDec 14, 2019
The San Diego Gulls will look to sweep a set of back-to-back road contests against the Colorado Eagles tonight when the two teams face off at Budweiser Events Center (6:05 p.m. PT, TV: AHL TV, RADIO: Gulls Audio Network). San Diego enters the game a perfect 4-0-0-0 against Colorado this season, including a 2-1 win the shootout last night.
“We’ve had pretty good luck against Colorado. Boy did they ever push hard at different points of the game, but we had a good response in the third period,” said head coach Kevin Dineen following last night's win. “You’re deep into the season but hadn’t gotten into a shootout yet, but I thought we managed the game well the last 10 minutes and got it to (the shootout). We obviously picked the right guys. That felt good to get that road win.”
San Diego grabbed the victory thanks to strong goaltending from Kevin Boyle. The New Jersey native stopped 41 shots - including several highlight-reel saves - through regulation and overtime. He kept both A.J. Grier and Martin Kaut off the board in the shootout as well.
The victory marked Boyle's first since Apr. 5 vs. Ontario, a span of 10 games.
“I threw the monkey off my back. It’s been a long two months, but it feels great,” he following the game. “The boys have supported me the whole way and so has [Anthony Stolarz]. He’s been playing great. That’s my job, just be ready whenever I get the call. Got a couple of lucky breaks out there, but it feels good.”
Alex Broadhurst and Justin Kloos scored in the shootout for San Diego, delivering a crucial two points to the visitors.
Corey Tropp also broke a goal-less skid, tallying the first goal of the contest. With San Diego on the power play early in the second period, Tropp took a pass from the recently reassigned Brendan Guhle, firing a quick one-timer past Hunter Miska for his first goal of the season.
Guhle has points in his last four games played with the Gulls. He's also recorded five points in five games with San Diego this season.