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FIREBIRDS’ FALL TO ROADRUNNERS 4-3

FIREBIRDS’ FALL TO ROADRUNNERS 4-3

Must Win Game Three Takes Place This Sunday at Acrisure Arena

PALM DESERT, CA (April 21, 2023) – The Coachella Valley Firebirds (@Firebirds), proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken), fell to the Tucson Roadrunners in game two of the best-of-three series on Friday night by the final score of 4-3. With Tucson tying the series, the two teams will now play in a win-or-go-home game three Sunday afternoon at Acrisure Arena. 

Firebirds lose Playoff Game 2 to the Roadrunners 4-3 at Acrisure Arena, April 21, 2023 by Craige Campbell / CoachellaValley.com

The Roadrunners exploded with a three-goal first period thanks to goals by Colin Theisen, Mike Carcone (PP), and Milos Kelemen. The Firebirds got one back in the second period on a powerplay goal by Jimmy Schuldt after a faceoff win by Alexander True. The goal was Schuldt’s second career postseason goal and came just 1:42 into the middle frame. Tucson responded just a minute later to regain their three-goal lead on Carcone’s second of the game.  

Coachella Valley netted two goals in the third period, one from Tye Kartye on the powerplay at 10:01 and the other from Jeremy McKenna at 17:23. Netminder Joey Daccord went to the bench for the extra-attacker, but the Firebirds could not find the equalizer.

Daccord made 22 saves in the Firebirds’ defeat while Tucson goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made 35 stops. Coachella Valley’s powerplay finished 2-for-7 and the penalty kill went 1-for-2.

Firebirds lose to the Roadrunners at Acrisure Arena, April 21, 2023 Roadrinners tie the playoff round 1, a best of 3 series 1-1. Photo by Craige Campbell / CoachellaValley.com

Read the game’s full box score HERE.

The Firebirds conclude the best-of-three series with the Roadrunners on Sunday afternoon at Acrisure Arena. The winner will move on to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, while the loser’s season will come to an end. Puck drop is scheduled for 3pm PT.

Tickets for the pivotal game three of the first round of the 2023 Postseason, powered by Walter Clark Legal Group, are on sale now. Individual tickets begin at $19 and groups of 10 or more start at only $18. To purchase tickets and learn more information, visit cvfirebirds.com.

Daccord made 22 saves in the Firebirds’ defeat while Tucson goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made 35 stops. Coachella Valley’s powerplay finished 2-for-7 and the penalty kill went 1-for-2. Photo by Craige Campbell / CoachellaValley.com

Season tickets for the Firebirds’ 2023-24 campaign are on sale now! For a full list of benefits and more information on Season Ticket Memberships for the 2023-24 season, click HERE or call 760-835-8778.


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