The Colorado Eagles opened their first ever playoff series by hosting the Bakersfield Condors and dropped a closely contested game one by a score of 3-2. AJ Greer grabbed a pair of primary assists and Nicolas Meloche hit the scoresheet with one as well.
In the following evening the Eagles managed to top Bakersfield 4-1 on a natural hat trick from Andrew Agozzino including a fourth goal which was called back. Julien Nantel opened the scoring however on a quick faceoff play as seen below. Now the team heads to Bakersfield for the remainder of the five game series.
— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) April 21, 2019
The Utah Grizzlies did their best to carry on the Kelly Cup championship tradition for the organization but unfortunately came up short in the first round. After winning their first game 7-1 against the Idaho Steelheads the Grizzlies then proceeded to drop the next four contests in overtime. Now the question is what does the Avalanche organization do without a ECHL team at their disposal and the justification of a long playoff run. Prospects under NHL contract in Josh Dickinson, Travis Barron, Josh Anderson and Ty Lewis along with AHL contracted Kevin Davis and Tim McGauley were called up to the Eagles but are unlikely to see any playoff action.
Josh Dickinson was the star for the Grizzlies in the postseason with seven points and three goals in five games. As seen below he collects an assist on a nifty little pass on the power play in game two.
— ECHL (@ECHL) April 14, 2019
Brandon Saigeon and the Oshawa Generals are up to a tough task against the OHL’s best Ottawa 67s. Although several games have been close the Generals are now down 3-0 in the series. Saigeon has held up his end of the bargain scoring three goals in the series including one 28 seconds into game two seen below. His shot has served him well in the playoffs and in his OHL career, which might end on Wednesday evening.
— Oshawa Generals (@Oshawa_Generals) April 20, 2019
Credit Utah Grizzlies for the photo