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EAGLES AIM TO BE MORE PATIENT

The Golden Eagles need to be more patient yet more aggressive tonight as they go into the second game of the Turner Cup championships down a game. Muskegon took Game 1 on Tuesday, 4-3.

Baxter figures the Eagles were a little "overenthusiastic" in that one. "Certainly we'd like to execute better," Baxter says. Particularly on the power play, where the Eagles were 0 for 5, including coming up empty on a 5-on-3 opportunity in the first period.Muskegon Coach B.J. MacDonald said he was offering only "generic quotes." The Muskegonites have been cautious in all of their comments. "We feel a little better being one up," said MacDonald, whose team has the home advantage in the best-of-seven series. "But the way the format is set up (2-3-2), the pressure is on us to win Game 2. Salt Lake is looking for a split so they can go home for three."

MacDonald agreed his club was successful "barnstorming the net" Tuesday, getting several goals from within the slot area, but he said that can be dangerous because a bad bounce can allow the Eagles to break back the other way undefended.