With their backs against the wall, the Coachella Valley Firebirds beat the Colorado Eagles in a must-win Game 4 on Wednesday night, 4-3, at Acrisure Arena.
Alexander True was sensational and scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period.
Firebirds Game 4 🎙️⬇️ CVF beats Colorado 4-3 to force decisive Game 5 on Friday.— Bailey Arredondo (@BaileyKESQ) May 4, 2023
- HC Dan Bylsma on True's 2-goal performance
- True emphasizes "job not done"
- When does Bylsma want to play Game 5? ASAP! @KESQ @Firebirds @TheAHL @grantfuhr pic.twitter.com/98Dpo42Emc
ALL TOGETHER NOW!!!— x - Coachella Valley Firebirds (@Firebirds) May 4, 2023
With less than three minutes left in regulation, Kole Lind was called for holding sending Colorado to a late powerplay. The Firebirds cleared the zone as Carsen Twarynski sprung Alexander True up the ice on a breakaway. True went to the backhand to beat Johansson and give Coachella Valley a 4-3 lead.
Joey Daccord made 28 saves in the victory that sets up a winner take all game five on Friday night at Acrisure Arena. Coachella Valley’s powerplay finished 1-for-6 and the penalty kill went 5-for-6.
Read the game’s full box score HERE.
Playoff Hockey ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/jirj0jnWKD— Fuego 🔥 (@FuegoFirebirds) May 4, 2023
Up next, the Firebirds and Eagles meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 finale on Friday night. Puck drop is set for 7 pm at Acrisure Arena.
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