AHL Game Night 12/27: Wolf Pack at Falcons

Karri Ramo y'all.

HFD-1
SPR-3

Ramo stopped 43 of 44 shots faced in the game for the win as the Falcons were outshot 44-24 in a far cry from the birds last game against Hartford. Norm Milley had a pair of goals for Springfield, both coming off helpers from Eric Healey. Marek Kvapil had 1 goal (empty net) and 1 assist with individual helpers coming from Daniel Corso and Matt Smaby. Ramo and Milley were named first and second stars of the game.

Marek Kvapil has extended his points streak to 4 games and has 6 goals and 10 points in his last 10 games. Defenseman Mike Egener returned to the lineup after missing time with an undisclosed upper body injury. The Falcons dressed 7 defensemen and scratched enforcer Mitch Fritz. Who does Coach Stirling trust in the final minute of a one goal game? Kvapil, Healey and Smaby were joined by Dan Cavanaugh and Andy Delmore as the Falcons held off Hartford with the extra attacker.

The victory leapfrogs Springfield into 3rd in the Atlantic Division just 4 points back of division leading Manchester and 6th in the Eastern Conference. The Falcons also hold a game in hand on the Monarchs in their chase for the division title. Springfield plays second place Portland on Friday and Bridgeport on Saturday.

First Period
HFD Callahan, (20) (Isbister, Girardi), 19:59 (PP)

Second Period
SPR Milley, (14) (Kvapil, Healey), 5:09 (PP)
SPR Milley, (15) (Corso, Healey), 5:46 (PP)

Third Period
SPR Kvapil, (8) (Smaby), 19:43 (EN)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

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Ramo Was Spectacular

Ramo put on one of the best perfomances I've seen in Springfield in a long time, if not ever......

My personal favorite moment of the night was a pole to pole split saving a wide open one time shot, then immediately jumping out in front and stacking the pads to stop the rebound shot attempt......

He single handedly took Hartford out of this game.....wow. Really impressed, if he can stay this hot......watch OUT!

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