Further complicating the Springfield Falcons situation on a day that saw Nick Tarnasky and Darren Reid recalled to Tampa, they sent left wing Dennis Packard down to Johnstown.
With Tarnasky and Reid headed to join the big club the Falcons had to play this game a man short. Gerald Coleman was hung out to dry allowing 6 goals on 37 shots faced. The Falcons were outshot 37 to 21 for the game. Doug O'Brien had a goal assisted by the Czech/Slovak connection Blatny and Kvapil. Reemerging from the wilderness, David Spina also scored his 8th of the season in garbage time.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Stan Lascek assisted on a Maxime Boisclair empty net goal and Chicoutimi beat Baie-Comeau 4-2.
Radek Smolenak scored his 36th goal of the season and added an assist, but Kingston fell 5-4 in overtime to London.
Despite Chris Lawrence's 20th goal of the season, Brampton spanked Mississauga 6-3.
Goaltender Kevin Beech got the day off as Sudbury defeated Oshawa 4-3
Despite a Blair Jones assist, Moose Jaw lost a squeaker to Regina 4-3.
Justin Keller had 1 assist and was +1, but Kelowna was beaten handily by Everett 4-1.
There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL tonight.
Kevin Beech stopped 34 of 37 shots faced before beating Trevor Cann in the shootout as Sudbury bested Peterborough 4-3.
Blair Jones had three assists as Moose Jaw came back from a 4-1 deficit to beat Regina 5-4. Jones was named first star of the game.
Justin Keller was held scoreless as Kelowna fell to Portland 2-1.
Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with 2 PIMs as Red Deer lost on penalty shots 6-5 to Swift Current.