Game Day 10/2: Wolfpack at Falcons (Exhibition)
Today's game represents one last chance to impress for bubble players looking to avoid reassignment to Johnstown of the ECHL. Among the players possibly in danger of missing the cut are: Morgan Cey, Zbynek Hrdel, J.F. Soucy, Brandon Elliot, Gerald Coleman and Dennis Packard. On a personal note, I'm plunking down the $6 for B2 Network's cybercast. Pretty good quality thus far. Looks like Eklund starting with Coleman backing up.
Recap from Falconsahl.com is up.
1. Hartford- Giroux, (Genoway)
The Falcons are getting dominated at even strength by the Wolfpack, and that was especially so early in the period. Wolfpack took a handful of penalties that helped the Falcons get their legs, and although the power play looked decent and generated some chances the Falcons squandered a 5-on-3 and some other opportunities.
2. Hartford- Dawes, (Baranka, Tselios)
3. Springfield- Henrich, (Reid, Rohloff)
4. Springfield- Jaspers, (Deveaux, Craig)
5. Springfield- Greco, (Milley, Campbell)
6. Hartford- Sparre
Much better period for the Falcons than the first, particularly at even strength where the forecheck really started to show up. The defensemen were very active jumping into the play which created chances for Egener and Greco (which he potted) but also led to the Sparre goal at the end of the power play as Ranger pinched and lost.
Henrich's goal really a soft goal from Hartford's goalie as a puck squirted to below the circles to his left and Henrich ripped a bad angle shot five hole. Then Campbell got a penalty shot which he skipped off the top of the crossbar. Campbell later failed on a homerun breakaway. Jaspers' goal came on a good forecheck that led to a goal mouth scramble. Greco's came on a good forecheck that freed up Milley behind the net to hit the pinching Greco for a goal in close.
7. Springfield- Craig, (Jaspers)
8. Hartford- Genoway, (Sparre)
Unfortunately the cybercast started cutting out late in the second so I've missed much of the third. Right now I only have audio late in the 3rd.
9. Ranger, (Campbell, Rohloff)
Fortunately I got video back just in time to see the winner. 4-on-4 OT Campbell breaks down the right wing one on one, holds up, then feeds Ranger jumping into the play in the slot for the wrister high stick side. Falcons win.
Win: Brian Eklund, 15/19