After dominating the season series against the Chiefs, the Eagles are down 2-0 against Chilliwack after losing games one and two on the road. They head home for game three on Monday and game four on Tuesday, looking to extend the series.
"We finally adjusted to the game but it was just too late. They capitalized on their chances early." – Head Coach Cam Keith
The Eagles come on late, but can't complete the comeback and fall 6-3 in game 1 against the @Chiefs_Hockey
— Surrey Eagles (@SurreyEagles) February 29, 2020
The Chiefs dominated the scoreboard in game one at home, winning 6-3 on Friday night. The Eagles were out shot 38-21 in the loss. Surrey’s power play struggled to convert as it went just 1-for-6 on the night.
Kyle Penney’s first-period goal gave the Chiefs the first goal of the game and was followed up by Brody Gagno’s goal 23 seconds later to extend the lead to 2-0.
The Eagles cut the lead in half a minute into the second period with a power play goal from Gabe Schovanek. That goal was followed up by another pair of quick goals by the Chiefs. Joey Larson scored the third goal of the night for Chilliwack and over a minute later Peter Reynolds scored the fourth goal on a power play.
Hudson Schandor scored his first playoff goal in the third period to cut the lead back to two. Schovanek notched another to bring the Eagles within one. The one goal deficit didn’t last long as Trevor Adams scored 22 seconds after Schovanek to extend the Chiefs lead back to a pair of goals. Larson tallied his second goal into an empty net to ice the 6-3 win for Chilliwack.
— Surrey Eagles (@SurreyEagles) March 1, 2020
Down 1-0 in the series and on the road, the Eagles were unable to tie things up as Mathieu Caron shut them out. The Chiefs scored the only two goals of the night on the man advantage to pull ahead 2-0 in the series.
Jimmy Darby’s slashing penalty in the first period put the Chiefs on the first power play off the night. Arlo Merritt scored the opening goal for Chilliwack to take the early 1-0 lead.
The next goal wouldn’t come until the second period from Ethan Bowen. All told, the Eagles were unable to score on any of the 32 shots they peppered Caron with on Saturday night.
Big games at home
The Eagles look to tie up the series at home as they have struggled to pick up wins on the road so far. They’ve been unable to get a lead against the Chiefs and had trouble finding the back of the net. They’ll look to get going on the power play and use the big ice at the South Surrey Arena to their advantage. Surrey must also play disciplined as the Chiefs have been deadly on the power play in this series thus far.