The Colorado Eagles and forward Andrew Agozzino thrilled the crowd at Budweiser Event Center on Saturday night tying their first round series against the Bakersfield Condors a game apiece.
Agozzino scored a power-play, shorthanded, and an even-strength, empty-netter for his first playoff hat trick in a 4-1 victory in their opening best-of-five series.
Eagles' goaltender Pavel Francouz was solid between the pipes recording 29 saves on 30 shots in the contest.
The team took a 2-0 advantage with Agozzino's shorthanded tally in the second period before the Condors netted their first of the game to make it 2-1 early in the third.
The veteran forward recorded two more goals, a power-play goal and an empty-netter later in the third to seal the win 4-1.
Colorado's special teams was also solid shutting-down the Condors on 7-of-7 power-play chances, while also netting 1-of-7 with the man advantage.
The two will face each other in Game 3 at Rabobank Arena on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. MST.