WISEMAN'S 4 GOALS LEADS FALCONS TO WIN
January 17, 2010 - The Springfield Falcons concluded a very impressive week that saw them win three of their last four contests as they beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at the MassMutual Center. Chad Wiseman led the Falcons offense with four goals and two assists, tying a Falcons record for most goals in a game. Goaltender J.P. Levasseur was once again steady stopping 34 of 37 shots in winning his third straight start.
Wiseman joins Grant Potulny, Daniel Briere and Jean-Guy Trudel as Falcons players who have scored four goals in a game. The Falcons earned six of a possible eight points in the standings this past week and overall, they have points in four of their last five contests going (3-1-1-0) in that span.
The Falcons opened the scoring at the four-minute mark of the first period when Wiseman scored his 10th goal of the year. The Penguins responded at 9:39 of the opening frame when Chris Connor scored evening the score at 1-1. Wilkes-Barre took their first lead of the night at 18:37 of the opening period when Eric Tangradi scored on the power play.
In the second period, the Falcons evened the score at 2-2 when Wiseman scored his second goal of the game, this time on the power play at 2:11. Wiseman finished off the natural hat trick at 8:43 of the second period with his third marker of the game regaining Springfield's lead at 3-2. Wiseman collected his fourth point of the night at 14:37 of the middle stanza when he set up Liam Reddox for a power play goal giving the Falcons a 4-2 lead through 40 minutes.
In the third period, Falcons All-Star representative Charles Linglet converted on the power play making it 5-2 in Springfield's favor. The Penguins cut their deficit to 5-3 before Wiseman added his fourth marker of the night into an empty net in the game's final minute.
Charles Linglet - Chad Wiseman - Liam Reddox
Slava Trukhno - Marc Pouliot - Colton Fretter
Ryan MacMurchy - Ryan O"Marra - Colin McDonald
Bryan Lerg - Geoff Paukovich - Bill Thomas
Dean Arsene - Cody Wild
Theo Peckham - Alex Plante
Taylor Chorney - Johan Motin
FALCONS SCRATCHES - J.F. David (Injured), Matt Nickerson (Healthy), Rob Hisey (Injured), Chris Minard (Injured), Jake Taylor (Injured), Kip Brennan (Injured), Kevin McLeod (Healthy), Chris Armstrong (Injured), Kelly Czuy (Injured)
The Springfield Falcons and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins meet for the first time since the 2007-08 season when they play a 3 pm matinee at the MassMutual Center. This will be the Penguins first visit to Springfield since November 10, 2007 when Springfield beat Wilkes-Barre that night by a score of 4-2.
The Falcons enter today's game having won two of their last three games and having coillected points in three of their last four contests overall. Springfield beat the Binghamton Senators by a score of 5-2 on Saturday night with Marc Pouliot collecting three assists, Ryan O'Marra adding one goal and one assist, and J.P. Levasseur stopping 38 of 40 shots.
SOME FALCON PLAYER STREAKS ENTERING TODAY:
- Marc Pouliot has one goal and five assists in three games with the Falcons since joining the team on a conditioning loan on January 12.
- Liam Reddox has been hot recently having scored in his last three straight games and he also has scored in five of his last seven contests overall.
- Slava Trukhno is heating up having scored three goals in his last two games.
- Goaltender J.P. Levasseur has won his last two starts stopping 72 of 77 shots for a save percentage of .935.