A good end to an otherwise abysmal weekend for the Falcons.
Karri Ramo stopped 26 of 28 shots for the win to move his record to 4-3-0. Justin Keller led the way for the Falcons with 2 goals and 1 assist while Marek Kvapil and Daniel Corso each had 1 goal and 1 assist. Veteran Zdenek Blatny had 2 assists while Andy Delmore and Andre Deveaux each had individual helpers.
Keller, Kvapil and Delmore were the game's three stars.
POR Konopka, (4) (Salcido, Genoway), 2:58 (PP)
SPR Kvapil, (2) (Deveaux), 11:18
SPR Keller, (3) (Blatny, Delmore), 4:26 (PP)
SPR Corso, (3) (Keller, Kvapil), 7:09 (PP)
SPR Keller, (4) (Corso, Blatny), 4:41
POR Wilson, (3) (Melin, Konopka), 18:44
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Frank Anzalone's message seems to have worked.
Frank Anzalone followed through on his threat to leave some forwards in Johnstown as the Chiefs only iced 9 men up front tonight leaving Zbynek Hrdel and Adam Henrich out of the lineup. Gerald Coleman allowed 3 goals on 35 shots faced, including 1 goal which came on a penalty shot by Greg Hoogeboom, and got the win. Stanislav Lascek had 2 goals and 1 assist in the game. Radek Smolenak, who was a disciplinary scratch in last night's game, returned to the lineup today and notched a pair of assists. Gus Katsuras, David Spina and Maxime Boisclair (empty net) scored the Chiefs' other goals. Andrew Martens, Doug Andress and PJ Atherton added individual helpers.
Lascek and Coleman were the first and second stars of the game respectively.
JHN Katsuras, (3) (Lascek, Smolenak), 11:44
JHN Lascek, (4) (Smolenak), 14:24
JHN Lascek, (5) (Martens), 19:16 (PP)
REA Mihaly, (11) (Bala, Collymore), 19:20 (PP)
REA Hogeboom, (4) , 5:18 (SH/PS)
REA Hogeboom, (5) (Collymore), 15:01
JHN Spina, (4) (Andress), 16:12
JHN Boisclair, (4) (Atherton), 19:59 (EN)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Defensemen, Mike Lundin had two assists in #1 Maine's 8-2 loss to #13 New Hampshire. Both helpers came on the PP in the second period. He also had 3 shots in the game and finished -2.
It was the Black Bears first loss of the season, they move to 8-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the HEAST.
Lundin now has 2 goals and 5 assists on the season with a +5 rating in 10 GP.
Dusty Collins was even with no shots in Northern Michigan's 3-2 win over Alaska.
In 12 GP, Collins has 1 goal and 1 assist with a -2 rating and 8 PIM. The Wildcats are 6-4-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the CCHA, sitting in a 4-way tie for 4th place in the division with Notre Dame, Michigan State and Western Michigan.
Kevin Beech allowed 5 goals on 14 shots before being lifted in Sudbury's 7-5 loss to Erie.
Marek Bartanus was scoreless in Owen Sound's 5-4 shootout loss to Saginaw. Bartanus has been scoreless in 4 games since his 4 assist outburst against Oshawa on November 3rd.
Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with 2 PIMs in Prince George's 3-2 loss to Kelowna.
Dane Crowley was -1 with 2 PIMs in Swift Current's 3-1 loss to Saskatoon.
In general, it has been a bad week for Lightning prospects.