SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - A third-period comeback powered by two Peter Sivak goals gave the San Francisco Bulls (13-17-1-4) a 4-3 win over the visiting Colorado Eagles (17-15-1-2) in front of 5,231 fans, Friday night at the Cow Palace. Daniil Tarasov had three assists, and ECHL All-Star Dean Ouellet had two points in the victory for the Bulls, who have earned points in four straight games (2-0-0-2).
The Eagles scored the first goal of the game on the power play with 2:46 remaining in the first period. With Jordan Morrison in the box for slashing, Joey Sides scored on a tip play in front of Bulls goalie Taylor Nelson. Sides’ 11th goal of the season was assisted by Collin Bowman and Michael Forney.
The Bulls found the equalizer in the second period on the power play with 5:48 remaining in the period. Ouellet found the back of the net for his team-leading 17th goal of the season. Rob Kwiet and Tarasov picked up the assists. The Eagles took the lead back with 46 seconds remaining in the period. Sides found the puck in the slot and roofed it past Nelson for his second goal of the night. Teegan Moore and Devin DiDiomete assisted on Sides’ 12th goal of the season.
The Bulls quickly tied the game in the third period with their second power play goal of the game. Quick passing by Ouellet and Tarasov led to a slam-dunk goal for Kwiet. His sixth goal of the season came at 6:44 of the third period to tie the game, 2-2. The Bulls then took a 3-2 lead courtesy of a beautiful Sivak wrist shot over the shoulder of Colorado goalie Adam Brown at 7:39. Sivak’s 12th goal of the season was assisted by Jordan Morrison and Scott Langdon. Sivak quickly found the net again for his second goal of the game to give the Bulls a 4-2 advantage. Tarasov and Morrison picked up the assists on the goal with 9:50 remaining in the period. Colorado found the net one more time with 1:05 remaining in the game. Sides scored to complete his hat-trick.
The Bulls continue their home stand on Thursday against the Idaho Steelheads at 7:15. It’s Thirsty Thursday at the Cow Palace. At select concessions, purchase two 12 ounce domestic draft beers and get BOTH beers half off.
Bulletins: Ex-San Jose Sharks center Torrey Mitchell played in his second game with the Bulls…The Bulls won for the first time when trailing after two periods…It was also the Bulls’ first victory against the Eagles this season (1-4-0-1)…The Bulls out-shot the Eagles 42-25…Scott Langdon dropped the gloves after the opening face-off of the third period…The Bulls went 2-for-5 on the power play…Taylor Nelson earned his first victory since Oct. 13.
1. Peter Sivak (SF)
2. Dean Ouellet (SF)
3. Rob Kwiet (SF)
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The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/