Costello Ties ECHL Record with Three Shorthanded GoalsDecember 13, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL)
Costello opened the scoring of last night's game at 2:23 of the second period, and extended Colorado's lead to 2-0 at 10:56, scoring just one second before a Colorado penalty expired. He capped his hat trick at 10:54 of the third period, giving the Eagles a 5-0 lead.
The reigning ECHL Most Valuable Player, Costello leads the ECHL with 47 points (14g-33a) in 25 games this season. His three shorthanded goals last night move him into a tie for the league lead in that category, and he also leads the ECHL with 15 power-play assists and 19 power-play points.
It is the second time this season that an ECHL team has scored three shorthanded goals in a game after Florida scored three times while shorthanded in a 4-2 win at South Carolina on Nov. 16.
The most shorthanded goals by one team in a single game in ECHL history is four, held by five teams.
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