Eagles even series against Fort Wayne with 2-1 victory

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After winning a pair of games, the Fort Wayne Komets had started to steal the momentum in the series. The Colorado Eagles were able to recapture some of that momentum and even the series at two games apiece with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 Saturday night.

Forward Michael Joly tallied two goals in the first period, helping the Eagles build a lead that would hold up for the remainder of the game. Eagles goaltender Joe Cannata was brilliant between the pipes, finishing the game with 33 saves.

Recap:

It did not take long for the Eagles to score the first goal of the game, as 9:29 into the first period the Eagles stormed down the ice with an odd-man rush, resulting with Joly blasting a one-timer past Komets goaltender Michael Houser.

Not long after, Joly picked up his second goal of the game at the 12:51 mark with help from Eagles captain Matt Garbowsky. After stealing an errant Komets open ice pass, Garbowsky stormed down the ice and fed a wide-open Joly in front of the net to extend the Eagles lead.

Holding a 2-0 lead into the second period, the Eagles would receive some help with Cannata coming up with a highlight reel save to avoid allowing the Komets to gain any type of momentum.

The Komets would make things interesting, scoring a goal 33 seconds into the third period. Despite Jason Binkley’s early goal, the Komets’ comeback effort would fall short.

The Colorado Eagles will be back at action Sunday night for Game 5. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EDT. Fans will be able to catch the action by ordering the game on-demand through ECHL.TV, or by following the action on the Colorado Eagles Twitter page.

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