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AHL Game Night 2/17: Sharks at Falcons

Not a good night for the organization, even with the Lightning moving into first.

Worcester-2
Springfield-1

Jonathan Boutin returned to the Springfield net and made 35 saves, but it wasn’t enough to steal a win against the Sharks. Steve Bernier, who started the year on a scoring line in San Jose, scored the game winner for Worcester in a 2-1 win. The Sharks outshot the Falcons 37-21.

The Falcons got their goal from defenseman Doug O’Brien, with assists going to Daniel Corso and Jay Rosehill. This was the first goal in 10 games for O’Brien.

Gerald Coleman served as the back-up goaltender.

First Period
SPR O'Brien, (6) (Corso, Rosehill), 4:37
WOR Stevenson, (8) (Evans, Prudden), 13:52

Second Period
WOR Bernier, (3) (Armstrong, Staubitz), 2:43

Third Period
No Scoring

Gamesheet from AHL.com

AHL Game Night 2/16: Falcons at Bruins

0-2 tonight for Lightning farm teams.

Providence-3
Springfield-2

Springfield again outshot their opponent (28-25), but for the second straight game came away with a loss. Karri Ramo stopped 22 shots in net and the Falcons got goals from Eric Healey and Marek Kvapil. Norm Milley, Matt Smaby, Justin Keller, and Dan Cavanaugh added assists. Though Jonathan Boutin was declared healthy and has practiced the last three days, Gerald Coleman served as the backup.

First Period
PRO Leach, (1) (Krejci, Kalus), 0:56

Second Period
PRO Hoggan, (2) (Krejci, Curry), 4:47
SPR Healey, (23) (Smaby, Milley), 10:55 (PP)
PRO Talbot, (1) (Walter, Trevelyan), 11:06
SPR Kvapil, (12) (Keller, Cavanaugh), 15:33

Third Period
No Scoring

Gamesheet from AHL.com

Springfield Notes: Boutin Back, Spina Moved to Center

According to today's Springfield Republican:

Jonathan Boutin has returned from injury (which was a concussion) and the team will carry three goaltenders into the weekend: Boutin, Karri Ramo, and Gerald Coleman. The paper says that a roster move could be made on Monday. Of interest here is Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster telling the Tampa papers today that he doesn't want to deal off a player from the NHL roster, but instead - if a deal is to be made - he would use a prospect/pick. Tampa currently has three AHL-caliber goaltenders. Hmmmm…..

Also, Falcons Coach Steve Stirling plans to permanently move David Spina to center. Stirling likes the way Spina and Kyle Wanvig work with each other and the physical presence of Brandon Elliott on that line. The Republican points out Spina assisted on all three of Wanvig’s goals against Hartford the other night.

Probable top-3 lines entering the weekend:

Eric Healey – Daniel Corso – Norm Milley
Kyle Wanvig – David Spina – Brandon Elliott
Marek Kvapil – Dan Cavanaugh – Justin Keller

AHL Game Night 2/11: Falcons at Monarchs

That's an unfortunate outcome to a very good effort.

SPR-2
MAN-3

Gerald Coleman stopped 22 of 25 shots faced for his first AHL loss of the season. Springfield got goals from Marek Kvapil and Norm Milley with individual assists belonging to Doug Andress and Andy Rogers. In a dramatic departure from many recent efforts by the Falcons, Springfield dominated the shot count in outshooting Manchester 39-25.

First Period
MCH Nolan, (1) (Zeiler, Moulson), 14:56

Second Period
SPR Kvapil, (11) (Andress), 8:04
SPR Milley, (18) (Rogers), 13:37

Third Period
MCH Dallman, (3) (Moulson, Zeiler), 0:36
MCH Dallman, (4) (Clarke, Hoffman), 8:01

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 2/10: Wolf Pack at Falcons

Holy crap! Can we make the next home game "Jean Trudel Night?"

HFD-2
SPR-5

Gerald Coleman turned in a sparkling 36 saves on 38 shots faced effort but the story of the night was the goal scoring explosion by new Falcon Kyle Wanvig who scored a hat trick to go along with a 1st period throw down in what has to qualify as the most dominating effort by a Falcons forward this season. David Spina assisted on all 3 Wanvig goals and Daniel Corso netted Springfield's other 2 goals. Matt Smaby and Norm Milley each had a pair of assists and freshly recalled Brandon Elliot chipped in an individual helper before being tossed out for being the third man in during Wanvig's first period brawl. The point was the first of Elliot's AHL career and it came on the night where the Springfield organization retired the jersey of former Falcon Rob Murray. Wanvig, Spina and Coleman were the game's three stars.

On a sour note, the Falcons were outshot 38-18 in the contest. Still, this was the first night in roughly a couple of months where Springfield got scoring balance from their first and second lines, which undoubtedly was part of the thought behind the decision to pull the trigger behind the Andy Delmore trade. Unfortunately, with Springfield now 9 points out of a playoff spot the shot in the arm likely comes about 3-4 weeks too late.

First Period
SPR Wanvig, (11) (Spina, Elliott), 1:10
SPR Corso, (11) (Smaby, Milley), 12:55 (PP)

Second Period
HFD Isbister, (11) (Baranka, Degon), 5:00 (PP)
HFD Moore, (6) (Korpikoski), 8:47 (SH)

Third Period
3. SPR Wanvig, (12) (Spina), 8:04
3. SPR Wanvig, (13) (Spina), 13:54
3. SPR Corso, (12) (Milley, Smaby), 18:31 (EN/PP)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

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