Game Day 2/19: Falcons at Lock Monsters

That one hurt... SPR-1 LOW-4 It's so hard to keep momentum in the AHL where you have these three game weekends stretches. The Falcons had played the previous two nights and had to travel to get to the game in Lowell. Gerald Coleman put in a valiant effort stopping 34 of 37 in the loss. Chris Dingman scored the lone Falcons goal with assists from Mike Egener and Ryan Vesce. Where it hurts worst in the standings where Springfield had an opportunity to pull to within 3 points of Lowell which currently sits in 5th in the Atlantic. Providence is currently finishing up a throttling of the WBS Pens meaning the Falcons will be 15 points out of the playoffs at night's end. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001775]TheAHL.com.[/url]

Game Night 2/18: Chiefs at Titans

Tough road loss... JHN-2 TRE-5 Morgan Cey stopped 36 of 40 shots faced in the loss. Zbynek Hrdel scored both goals for the Chiefs. Adam Henrich was held scoreless, snapping his multi-game point streak. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=2868]ECHL.com.[/url]

Game Night 2/18: Penguins at Falcons

Oh hell yeah! Falcons win their first shootout of the season. WBS-1 SPR-2 (SO) Jonathan Boutin bumps off the number one team in the league with 21 saves on 22 shots and 4/5 in the shootout. The Falcons outshot the baby Pens 25-21 in the game. Marek Kvapil scored the lone regulation goal on assists by O'Brien and Jaspers as the Blatny/Jaspers/Kvapil line stayed hot. Jaspers and Cavanaugh had the two shootout goals. The Falcons are now 13 points out of a playoff spot. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001768]TheAHL.com.[/url]

Game Night 2/17: Chiefs at Titans

The Chiefs get another key win inside the division. JHN-4 TRE-3 The victory allows the Chiefs to stay in fourth place in the division. Morgan Cey stopped 39 of 42 shots faced for the win. Dimitri Tarabrin scored twice, both times on assists from Adam Henrich. Lightning prospect Brandon Elliot also had a helper in the game. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=summary&id=2879]ECHL.com.[/url]

Game Night 2/17: Sound Tigers at Falcons

A satisfying and sound butt whipping was handed out by the new look Falcons. BRI-2 SPR-5 Jonathan Boutin had to stop just 12 of 14 shots faced to get the win. It won't help the old save percentage getting that little work, but I'm sure Boutin will take the kind of support he got tonight every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Springfield outshoot Bridgeport 37-14 for the game. The Falcons' attack was led by the new number one line of Zdenek Blatny, Jason Jaspers and Marek Kvapil. Jaspers led the way with three assists in the game, Blatny chipped in two helpers and Kvapil had the game's capping goal. Andre Deveaux, Doug O'Brien, Timo Helbling and Ryan Vesce also had goals in the victory. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001756]TheAHL.com.[/url]

Hrdel Reassigned to Johnstown

Winger Zbynek Hrdel [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=7005]has been reassigned from Springfield to Johnstown of the ECHL.[/url] Hrdel scored 4 goals and 12 points in 32 games with the Falcons since his original recall but saw his roster spot disappear when right wing Darren Reid returned from injury last weekend.

Norrena Shuts Out Italy in Olympic Debut

Finland [url=http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/news_story/?ID=155139&hubname=]crushed happless Italy today 6-0 in round robin pool play as Fredrik Norrena won his first start in the Olympics.[/url] Norrena stopped all 16 shots he faced in the victory.

Lightning NCAA Stats

The following Lightning prospects are currently playing in the NCAA. Stats are as of February 12, 2006. Mike Lundin, D, U of Maine (Jr.): 28GP, 2-11-13, 4PIM, (-2), 1 PPG Matt Smaby, D, U of North Dakoka (Jr.): 32GP, 3-5-8, 91PIM (3 majors), (+6), 2 PPG Dusty Collins, RW, U of Northern Michigan (Jr.): 26GP, 3-4-7, 35 PIM, (+1), 1 PPG P.J. Atherton, D, U of Minnesota (Sr.): 30GP, 1-3-4, 45PIM (1 major), (+3) John Wessbecker, D, U of Massachusetts (Fr.): 28GP, 0-2-2, 30PIM, (-11) Arthur Femenella, D, U of Vermont (Jr.): 8GP, 0-0-0, 31PIM Joe Pearce, G, Boston College (Jr.): 3GP, 2-0-1, 2.28 GAA, .903 sv%

Sweden Dominates Tre Kronor

Sweden won both games in the Tre Kronor as the Elitserien sits on hiatus for the Olympics. They defeated Slovakia 4-0 and Switzerland 5-1. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist did not play in either tilt.

Falcons/Phantoms Game Postponed

Tonight's game in Philadelphia between the Falcons and Phantoms [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2926.shtml]was postponed due to the snow storm gripping the Northeast and Midwest. [/url] No make up date has been announced.
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