Behind three-point efforts from Jamie McQueen and Luke Fulghum, the Denver Cutthroats dominated and earned a 5-1 victory over Bloomington.
The win gives pushes their home record to 8-3-0, the best in the Central Hockey League. It is also their third straight home win.
Another high point for the Fish was the short-handed goal scored by Brett Lutes in the first period. It was the first in team history.
McQueen scored twice with one assist while Fulghum added one goal and assisted one both of McQueen's goals. Ben Wilson netted the game winner at 12:33 of the first.
Goalie Kent Patterson stopped 32 of 33 shots, coming within 11 minutes and 27 seconds of his first professional shutout.
Denver's win pushed them into a tie for fourth place with Rapid City and Arizona.
The Cutthroats are back at it Friday, when they host the second-place Wichita Thunder at the Denver Coliseum. It will the first time ever that the two teams will face each other.Tags: Colorado, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Cutthroats, Hockey, Kent Patterson, NHL