The Boutin Wall with two wins in his last two starts extends Springfield's winning streak to three games.
Bear in mind, prior to this game, Springfield had dropped 9 of 10 to the Providence Bruins. In this game, they were outshot a mind boggling 50-17. Yes, 50-17. [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin
[/url] made 49 saves though to help the Falcons steal a win, and was named first star of the game.
Dan Cavanaugh led the way for Springfield offensively with 2 assists. This is a time when the Falcons are evaluating who they will try to keep for next season. Some players have not stepped up, but Cavanaugh has. He was named the game's second star. In my opinion, every attempt to retain him for next season should be made. Jared Nightingale scored his first professional goal in the game while [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky
[/url] scored the game winner (third star) and Norm Milley added a valuable insurance marker. [url=darren-reid]Darren Reid
[/url], Ryan Vesce and Todd Rohloff also had helpers in the game.
When I had a low grade fit of Tourettes last week after watching the Falcons get wiped off the map by Hartford, I was highly critical of the lack of the goaltending stepping up. Credit to Boutin in particular over his last two starts.
Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002058]TheAHL.com.[/url]