Karri Ramo is only just barely 20 years old and he's already this good. Wrap your mind around that.
Ramo stopped 37 of 39 shots faced in regulation/overtime before stopping 4 of 5 penalty shots to lift Springfield to a 3-2 shootout victory. Ramo improves to 5-3-0 this season and has won 3 of his last 4 starts. The Falcons were outshot 39-24, but Ramo made up the difference.
Justin Keller and Andy Delmore had the Falcons' goals. Daniel Corso, Matt Smaby and, yes, Ramo himself had assists. Corso and David Spina were Springfield's two scorers in the shootout. Ramo was named first star and Delmore third star of the game.
SPR Keller, (5) (Corso, Smaby), 16:52
HER Hendricks, (6) (Arsene), 9:14
HER Giroux, (7) (Hendricks, Fehr), 13:43
SPR Delmore, (4) (Ramo), 16:05
With tonight's win, Springfield moves to a game under .500 for the fourth time this season. Springfield faces the Toronto Marlies on Friday night at home with the opportunity to get back to .500 for the first time since the second game of the season.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.