Here’s some mind-boggling stats for you: The Colorado Avalanche have won 17 games so far in the 2016-17 NHL season. As of Wednesday night, their ECHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles, have won 16 games in a row.
The Eagles’ franchise-record win streak continued on Wednesday with a 7-2 drubbing of the South Carolina Stingrays. It was the second game in a row that Colorado notched seven goals. In their latest win, all seven came in succession after the Eagles allowed South Carolina to jump out to a two-goal lead in the first period.
Luke Salazar and Matt Garbowsky each had two goals and an assist in the win. Alex Belzile had a goal and three assists. Colorado scored four in the second period, with three of those coming in a span of four minutes. Salazar notched both of his tallies during the onslaught. Clarke Saunders faced just 19 shots to earn the win.
At 82 points, Colorado now holds a seven-point lead on the Allen Americans in the ECHL’s Mountain Division. Toledo is hot on their tails, though, in the Western Conference with 81. The Walleye hold two games in-hand over Colorado. The Eagles wrap up their three-game series with South Carolina on Friday and Saturday night at the Budweiser Event Center.
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