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Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 20:57
The Falcons comeback onslaught was so fierce they broke the AHL's website. LOW-4 SPR-6 [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3137.shtml]According to FalconsAHL.com[/url], the birds scored six unanswered to erase a 4-0 deficit and defeat Lowell in the first of two games against the Devils this weekend. Eric Healey and Blair Jones each had a pair of goals and Norm Milley and Marek Kvapil also lit the lamp for Springfield. Rookie netminder Karri Ramo improved to 2-2-0 in the victory. Bolt Prospects will update once a proper box score is posted. [b]Updated:[/b] [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] stopped 28 of 32 to pull his record to 2-2-0. Eric Healey had 2 goals and 3 assists, [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] had 1 goal and 4 assists and Blair Jones had 2 goals and 2 assists. [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url] added the insurance talley from Dan Cavanaugh and [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url]. The Falcons can pull to .500 with a win in the rematch in Lowell Saturday afternoon. [b]First Period[/b] LOW Davis, (3) (Malmivaara, Miller), 11:53 LOW Clarkson, (1) (Greene), 12:49 [b]Second Period[/b] LOW Pihlman, (1) (Pelley), 0:56 LOW Murphy, (1) (Marshall), 6:23 SPR Healey, (4) (Jones, Milley), 8:37 (PP) SPR Milley, (4) (Healey), 11:46 [b]Third Period[/b] SPR Jones, (1) (Healey, Milley), 3:33 SPR Jones, (2) (Milley, Healey), 4:46 SPR Healey, (5) (Milley, Jones), 9:46 SPR Kvapil, (1) (Cavanaugh, Deveaux), 10:58 Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002321]TheAHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 20:51
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] was scoreless with 4 PIMs as Owen Sound defeated Erie 4-3. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had 2 assists and was +1 in Mississauga's 4-2 win over Brampton. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] came back from a shoulder injury to lead Prince George to a 2-0 shutout of Saskatoon. Mihalik assisted on the Cougar's first goal, then notched his first goal of the year in the third period to earn First Star honors. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] remains out with an injury for Swift Current.
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 20:33
[url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] takes it on the chin for his first loss. JHN-3 WHE-7 CAVEAT: I don't entirely trust [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=942]the box score ECHL.com has up on this one[/url]. Call me skeptical, but [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin[/url] is listed as a skater. Cey stopped just 25 of 32 shots faced in the loss. Rookie [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] had two goals with veteran Randy Rowe chipping in the other Chiefs marker. [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url], John Adams, Doug Andress, Jean Desrochers, Gus Katsuras and [url=stanislav lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] had individual helpers. [b]First Period[/b] WHE McLean, (1) (Collins, Havern), 5:40 (PP) WHE Jensen, (1) (Havern), 9:43 WHE Guenther, (3) (Sonnenberg, Cheesman), 13:22 [b]Second Period[/b] JHN Smolenak, (3) (Atherton, Adams), 0:00 JHN Rowe, (1) (Andress, Desrochers), 5:14 (PP) WHE Cameron, (2) (Collins), 19:08 [b]Third Period[/b] JHN Smolenak, (4) (Katsuras, Lascek), 0:28 WHE Fernholm, (1) (Jensen), 6:23 WHE McLean, (2) (Collins), 7:10 WHE Cameron, (3) (Collins), 7:32 Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=942]ECHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 16:26
Hockey's Future [url=http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9166]finally released their first organizational rankings for the year.[/url] Ordinarilly finishing 27th out of 30 teams would be a cause for concern, but given Hockey's Future's history of blindly ranking the Lightning dead last out of bias (their Online Editor is a Thrashers fan with an agenda) without doing a lick of research and then regurgitating the same organizational strengths and weaknesses Chad and I wrote when we were at HF some 3-4 years ago, finishing 27th might as well be 17th. That's why it's hard, from my perspective, to see rankings like these and not crack a big smirk.
Submitted by pete on October 27, 2006 - 16:19
[url=evgeny-atyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] had an assist in garbage time in Yaroslavl's 5-3 loss to Omsk. [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin's[/url] record moved to 6-3-4 on the year as Togliatti tied Dynamo 1-1. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in the match. Ufa pummelled Tver 5-1. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in the match. The younger Kazionov has yet to register a point in 18 games this season. Alexei Glukhov had an assist as Cherepovets beat Magnitogorsk 3-1. Anton But scored his 4th goal of the season in SKA's 4-3 loss to Chelyabinsk.