FALCONS BEAT THE PACK 4-3 IN HARTFORD
March 20, 2010 - The Springfield Falcons continued their strong play on the road beating the Hartford Wolf Pack 4-3 on Saturday night in front of 4,694 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. The Falcons received goals from Liam Reddox, Jordan Eberle, Chad Wiseman and Dean Arsene, while goaltender Bryan Pitton stopped 33 of 36 shots in earning the win in goal. The Falcons now have points in five straight road games going 4-0-1-0 in that span and overall they have won six of their last nine games.
For the second straight game, the Falcons opened the scoring and built a first period lead heading into the intermission. Reddox opened the scoring with his 17th goal of the year, followed by captain Arsene scoring his second goal of the campaign giving Springfield a two-goal cushion through 20 minutes.
The scoring was fast and furious in the second period with Hartford evening the score at 2-2 when Corey Locke and Derek Couture scored for the Pack less than six minutes into the middle stanza. The Falcons quickly responded when Eberle scored his second goal in as many nights just 21-seconds after Couture tied the score. Springfield regained their two-goal advantage at 12:42 of the second period when Wiseman scored his 21st goal of the year.
Hartford's Brodie Dupont pulled the Wolf Pack to within one goal at 4-3 late in the third period, but the Falcons held on for the victory and pulled to within six points of seventh place Hartford in the standings.
Jordan Eberle has two goals and two assists in two games with the Falcons. In 11 career AHL games now, Eberle has five goals and eight assists for 13 points.
Rookie defenseman Tony DeHart was celebrating his 20th birthday in Hartford.
Forward Chris Minard arrived back in Springfield tonight and is expected to be available for the Falcons on Sunday in Bridgeport.
Charles Linglet - Chad Wiseman - Jordan Eberle
Liam Reddox - Rob Hisey - Colton Fretter
Ryan MacMurchy - Ryan O'Marra - Colin McDonald
Matt Nickerson - Slava Trukhno - Jason Pitton
Chris Armstrong - Jordan Bendfeld
Jake Taylor - Dean Arsene
J.F. David - Tony DeHart
FALCONS SCRATCHES - Bryan Young (Healthy), Bryan Lerg (Healthy), Geoff Paukovich (Healthy), Matt Marquardt (Healthy), Alex Plante (Injured), Kip Brennan (Injured), Johan Motin (Healthy)
Oilers assign Chris Minard to Springfield
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have reassigned forward Chris Minard to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
Minard, 28, was called up on March 10 and played in five games for the Oilers recording an assist.