Linkopings tied Lulea 0-0 today as goaltender Fredrik Norrena posted his league leading 4th shutout of the season. Norrena is now 9-3-2 on the season.
Rare is the time you only manage 19 shots on goal and still win a hockey game, but Springfield found a way tonight.
Gerald Coleman wins his first game as a professional stopping 24 of 26 shots faced. Multi-point nights for Ryan Craig (first star), Ryan Vesce (second star and GWG) and Jason Jaspers. Todd Rohloff finally returned from injury and made a huge difference for the team defensively as he was paired with rookie Jay Rosehill. Both players received praise from Assistant Coach Russell after the game. No doubt the Falcons needed this win as they move into a more road game laiden portion of their schedule.
Game sheet available via TheAHL.com.
Mike Mastovich reports defenseman Mike Egener was hurt in the second period of Saturday night's loss to the Toledo Storm and did not return to the game. The extent of Egener's injury is unknown at this time. Developing.
With Brian Eklund in Tampa and Morgan Cey apparently still trying to shake off the effects of a groin injury, goaltender Jonathan Boutin has been recalled from Johnstown of the ECHL. Through 3 games "Boots" had a 0-2-0-1 record in Johnstown with a 3.29 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
It wasn't a shutout today for Vasily Koshechkin, but it was another victory as Togliatti defeated KHK MVD 3-2 in overtime. It was just the second time in his six seven starts since assuming the top spot in Lada that Koshechkin has allowed more than one goal in a game. Koshechkin improved his record to 6-2 as a starter allowing just 7 goals overall in the role.