Andrew Agozzino scored three goals, lifting Colorado to a 4-1 win over Bakersfield in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night.
The best-of-five Pacific Division semifinal is tied at 1-1 as it shifts to Bakersfield, where the Condors will host Game 3 on Tuesday.
Julien Nantel, who scored once in 45 regular-season games, found the net 2:22 into the game to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Agozzino wired home a wrist shot on a shorthanded rush 9:30 into the second period to make it 2-0, and after Ethan Bear got the Condors on the board early in the third, it was Agozzino restoring Colorado’s two-goal lead with a snap shot from the left-wing dot on a power play at 12:29.
Agozzino completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal with 9.9 seconds remaining.
Pavel Francouz made 28 saves to pick up the win for the Eagles. Shane Starrett stopped 17 shots for the Condors.
Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
P1-Bakersfield Condors vs. P4-Colorado Eagles
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Bakersfield 3, COLORADO 2 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – COLORADO 4, Bakersfield 1
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 10:00
Game 4 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 10:00
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern