AHL Game Night 11/4: Sharks at Falcons

Maybe the best game of the year for the Falcons?

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Sean Burke stopped 21 of 23 shots faced for the win to move to 2-3-0 on the year. The Falcons outshot Worcester 37-23 in the game. The birds were led by a pair of goals by recent PTO recall and long time Johnstown Chief Jean Desrochers and Doug O'Brien who had a two helpers in the game. Desrochers' talleys were the first two AHL goals of his career. Veteran Norm Milley scored the game winning goal and Zdenek Blatny, Marek Kvapil and Eric Healey had individual assists.

Desrochers and Milley were the game's first and second stars, respectively.

The Falcons are now 4-6-0 on the year with an opportunity to have a winning weekend if they can defeat the Lowell Devils in Lowell tomorrow, which is a tall order considering how badly the Devils outplayed the Falcons the last time the two teams met.

First Period
WOR Darche, (12) (Stevenson, Pavelski), 5:12
SPR Desrochers, (1) (Blatny, O'Brien), 17:48
WOR Stevenson, (2) , 19:21 (SH)

Second Period
SPR Desrochers, (2) (Kvapil, Healey), 7:34
SPR Milley, (5) (O'Brien), 19:06 (PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

Saturday's Superleague Scores

Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 5-2 loss to CSKA.

Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 1-0 win over Chekhov.

Khimik will play Salavat Yulayev tomorrow before the Superleague breaks for ten days for the Karjala Cup. Russia has not yet released its roster for the tournament.

NCAA game night: 11/3

Mike Lundin's second period PPG was proven the game winner as the undefeated #1 Maine Black Bears beat Merrimack 4-1. It was Lundin's second goal of the season, his previous was also on the PP. Maine is 7-0-0 for the season and 2-0-0 in the HEAST.

Sophomore defensemen, John Wessbecker was even with 2 shots in Massachusetts' 4-1 win over Providence. Wessbecker has played in 4 of the Minutemen's 5 games this season. He has no points, is -2 with 2 PIM.

Senior Dusty Collins was even in Northern Michigan's 5-1 loss to #4 Miami. The Wildcats fell to 4-4-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the CCHA. In 9 GP, Collins has 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, is -2 and 6 PIM.

CHL Game Night: 11/3

The #9 train is rolling in Mississauga. Chris Lawrence had 1 goal and 1 assist tonight in the Ice Dogs' 6-5 win over Guelph. Lawrence was +1 with 4 penalty minutes in the game and was named the third star of the contest.

In Sudbury, Kevin Beech got the night off and watched his backup Michael Swick throw a 33 save shutout to defeat Erie 6-0.

On the road in Oshawa, Slovakian sophomore sensation Marek Bartanus had his best night of the season posting 4 assists in a 9-5 Owen Sound rout of the Generals. Bartanus was +3 in the game.

Defenseman Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in Prince George's 5-3 loss to Kamloops.

AHL Game Night 11/3: Americans at Falcons

How about not falling behind 3 goals to start the game for a change?

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Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 10 shots for the loss before being pulled for Jonathan Boutin who allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the loss. Credit to the Falcons for battling back and making a game of this one against a very good Rochester team, coming within just 1:19 of stealing a point, but have mercy, how about not playing from half a mile behind for a change?

Justin Keller led the way for the Falcons with a breakout night scoring his first AHL goal and adding three, three, three helpers and was named second star of the game. Dan Cavanaugh also chipped in a pair of helpers as the Birds' checking line slowly emerges from it's October long slumber. The Falcons' other goals were scored by rookie sensation Blair Jones, veteran Eric Healey, and the long invisible in this early season Darren Reid. Jay Rosehill checked in with an individual assist which was his first point of the season in the AHL.

First Period
ROC Stafford, (5) (Smith), 6:14
ROC Ryan, (4) , 8:33
ROC MacArthur, (4) (MacDonald, Sprukts), 15:30

Second Period
SPR Jones, (4) (Keller, Rosehill), 6:53
SPR Reid, (1) (Keller, Cavanaugh), 12:13
ROC Ryan, (5) (Stafford), 17:19

Third Period
SPR Healey, (6) (Keller, Cavanaugh), 6:40
SPR Keller, (1) , 9:35
ROC Sprukts, (3) (Stafford, Ryan), 18:41 (PP)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night 11/3: Titans at Chiefs

Wow. Coach Anzalone's boys just smacked the taste out of Trenton's mouth.

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In his Johnstown debut, David Spina led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist while veteran Randy Rowe had 1 goal and 2 assists and Lightning prospects Stanislav Lascek and PJ Atherton each added 3 assists. Doug Andress, Gus Katsuras and Maxime Boisclair each piled on with 1 goal and 1 assist while Lightning prospect Brandon Elliot chipped in his first goal of the season and Adam Henrich and John Adams each had individual helpers.

Morgan Cey stopped 30 of 33 shots faced for the win to move his record to 3-1-0 this year. The Chiefs outshot the Titans 38 to 33, a marked turnaround after subpar efforts in their last couple of games. Spina, Rowe and Lascek were the game's three stars.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
JHN Katsuras, (1) (Lascek, Atherton), 3:48 (PP)
TREN Pandolfo, (4) (Haggett, Laliberte), 5:29 (PP)
JHN Spina, (1) (Lascek, Atherton), 8:35 (PP)
JHN Boisclair, (2) (Rowe, Andress), 14:45 (PP)
JHN Spina, (2) (Rowe, Boisclair), 17:36 (PP)

Third Period
JHN Rowe, (3) (Henrich, Atherton), 1:13 (PP)
TREN Mondou, (1) (Cava), 1:25
TREN Haggett, (3) (Cava, Mondou), 3:45 (PP)
JHN Andress, (3) (Katsuras, Lascek), 15:24
JHN Elliott, (1) (Spina, Adams), 17:34

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

Friday's Superleague Scores

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Tver's 4-3 loss to Magnitogorsk.

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 3-1 loss to Chelyabinsk.

Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 8-4-3 losing to Nizhnekamsk 3-1.

Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 5-3 loss to Ufa.

Falcons Call Up Desrochers

FalconsAHL.com is reporting the Springfield Falcons have signed ECHL veteran C/W Jean Desrochers to a professional tryout contract and have recalled him to Springfield. Desrochers leads the Johnstown Chiefs in scoring with 4 goals and 7 points in 6 games thus far this season.

Helenius Undergoes Surgery

According to the Lightning, 2006 first rounder Riku Helenius underwent surgery on his injured shoulder and will be out up to three months.

Helenius was expected to be the starting goaltender for Finland at this year's World Junior Championships, but he will not be recovered in time for the tournament.

Thursday's Superleague Scores

Thursday's Superleague scores will be delayed a day as box scores have yet to be posted online by the Russian Superleague for the day's two matches. CSKA played at Cherepovets (Glukhov) and Chekhov visited St. Petersburg (But). Bolt Prospects will update this thread as more information becomes available.

Updated:
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-1 loss to CSKA.

Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 1-0 win over Chekhov.

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