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AHL Game Day 10/22: Falcons at Sound Tigers

[url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] gets his first professional win in style. SPR-3 BRI-0 [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] weathered the Falcons getting outshot 27-17 in the first two periods and ended up stopping 34 of 34 in the game for the shutout and his first professional win in North America. [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] led the way offensively with a pair of goals while Eric Healey had two helpers in the game. Zdenek Blatny had the Falcons' other goal while individual helpers went to [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url], Jared Aulin and [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url]. But the day ultimately belong to the 20 year old wunderkind Ramo, who held his no doubt tired team even in the game in their third contest in three nights giving veterans like Milley and Blatny the opportunity they needed to steal a critical two points. 2-4-0 isn't a great record, but it looks a lot better than 1-5-0 in a weekend where the Falcons had already lost two close games in the third period. Your three stars: 1. Ramo, 2. Milley, 3. Blatny. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002303]TheAHL.com[/url].

AHL Game Night 10/21: Senators at Falcons

Steve Stirling's got to coach up these young men to win some of these one goal games. BIN-4 SPR-3 Sean Burke stopped 30 of 34 in the loss. Eric Healey had a goal and an assist for Falcons and [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url] and [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] each had a pair of assists. Zdenek Blatny and Andy Delmore had Springfield's other goals while [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller[/url] had an individual helper. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002299]TheAHL.com[/url].

AHL Game Night 10/20: Monarchs at Falcons

Bolt Prospects will be watching tonight's Falcons home opener on B2 Networks and liveblogging some game notes during the intermissions. Tonight's game sets up as a critical one of several levels. First, with Ryan Craig now out for a month with a knee sprain, several Falcons forwards will be attempting to make a good impression for the organization and earn a callup. For the Lightning/Falcons organization, whatever goodwill Springfield fans had for their new affiliation has all but dried up after two years of struggling and after last weekend's debacle in Norfolk the natives are definitely restless. For Head Coach Steve Stirling, this is the first major test of his leadership as the Falcons' bench boss. After skating his team hard on Tuesday and Wednesday to punish them for their poor play last weekend, will the young Falcons respond? And, finally, there are several subplots for the Lightning's young prospects. Will [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] rebound from a tough weekend and settle into the team's starting role? Will [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url] respond to his healthy scratch in Norfolk and start to lead the Falcons offense as was expected at the start of the year? Will the Falcons young defensemen like [url=mike-egener]Mike Egener[/url], [url=matt-smaby]Matt Smaby[/url] and [url=andy-rogers]Andy Rogers[/url] tighten up their play after looking like the Keystone Cops in Norfolk? It's a critical three game weekend set, and anything less than a couple of wins will be a huge disappointment. [b]Starting Lineup:[/b] Blatny/Jones/Milley Rogers/Delmore Ramo MAN-4 SPR-2 Final [b]First Period[/b] 1. MAN- Murphy, (Pushkarev)(PP) 2. SPR- Aulin, (Kvapil, O'Brien)(PP) [b]Second Period[/b] 3. SPR- Blatny, (Delmore, Milley) 4. MAN- Jackman, (Kemp, Harrold)(PP) [b]Third Period[/b] 5. MAN- Kanko, (Harrold) 6. MAN- Murphy, Clarke(EN)

Stirling Holds "Torturella" Style Practices Heading Into Home Opener

John Tortorella wasn't the only coach skating his team hard in practice last week as punishment for a poor performance. [url=http://www.masslive.com/falcons/republican/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1161299402195610.xml&coll=1]According to Garry Brown's column in the Springfield Republican[/url], Steve Stirling held similarly brutal practices Tuesday [i]and[/i] Wednesday after the Falcons' abysmal performance in the final four periods of their two game road trip to Norfolk last weekend. According to Coach Stirling the move came as a reaction to a lack of effort on the Falcons' part. Brown writes, "Stirling said he thought he knew how poorly the team played in Norfolk, but when he looked at the video, it was even worse." Springfield's home opener is tonight against Manchester and is the start of a three game in three night weekend stretch that includes Binghampton Saturday and Bridgeport on Sunday. [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] is expected to get the start tonight and Sunday.
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