FALCONS RALLY FALLS JUST SHORT
January 22, 2012 - The Springfield Falcons dominated the third period on Sunday afternoon in Providence, RI as they tried to erase a three-goal deficit, but in the end the Falcons came up just one goal short dropping a 4-3 decision to the Bruins. The Falcons held a 16-4 shots advantage in the final 20 minutes and scored a pair of third period goals, but just couldn't get the equalizer despite a flurry of chances in the game's final seconds.
Trailing 4-1 entering the third period, the Falcons wouldn't go down quietly as Andrew Joudrey one-timed his 7th goal of the year past Providence goaltender Anton Khudobin at 9:14 cutting Springfield's deficit to 4-2. At 17:29 of the final frame, Nick Drazenovic banged home a rebound while on the power play pulling the Falcons to within 4-3.
The Falcons had to play catch-up hockey for most of the night as they fell behind 2-0 in the first period. Jamie Arniel scored his third goal of the year at 6:28 of the opening frame giving Providence a 1-0 lead. The Bruins expanded their advantage to 2-0 at 14:18 of the first period when Carter Camper scored his 10th marker on the year.
Early in the second period, Providence built a 3-0 lead when Jordan Caron converted on the man advantage.
At 11:57 of the second period, the Falcons cut their deficit to 3-1 when Theo Ruth tallied his first goal of the year, but Providence regained a three-goal cushion just under three minutes later when Arniel scored his second goal of the game at 14:46 of the second period,
Matt Calvert - Martin St. Pierre - Cam Atkinson
Alexandre Giroux - Nick Drazenovic - Dane Byers
Maksim Mayorov - Andrew Joudrey - Wade MacLeod
Trevor Bruess - Ryan Garlock - Aaron Bogosian
David Savard - Dalton Prout
Theo Ruth - Greg Amadio
Brent Regner - Patrick Cullity
Not dressed: Adam Mair (Injured), Cody Goloubef (Injured), Nick Holden (Injured), Cody Bass (Injured), Anton Blomqvist, Tim Spencer, Brett Motherwell
Springfield Falcons 3 at Providence Bruins 4 - Status: Final
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Dunkin' Donuts Center
Springfield 0 1 2 - 3
Providence 2 2 0 - 4
1st Period-1, Providence, Arniel 3 (Camper), 6:28. 2, Providence, Camper 10 14:18. Penalties-Regner Spr (holding), 0:40; Bodnarchuk Pro (hooking), 3:20; Amadio Spr (fighting), 8:21; Robins Pro (fighting), 8:21; Bogosian Spr (roughing), 14:18; McKelvie Pro (roughing), 14:18; Bartkowski Pro (roughing), 20:00.
2nd Period-3, Providence, Caron 3 (Warsofsky, Camper), 5:49 (PP). 4, Springfield, Ruth 1 (Cullity, Joudrey), 11:57. 5, Providence, Arniel 4 (Camper, Riendeau), 14:46. Penalties-Cullity Spr (holding), 4:58; Joudrey Spr (holding), 17:11.
3rd Period-6, Springfield, Joudrey 7 (MacLeod, Savard), 9:14. 7, Springfield, Drazenovic 6 (Byers, Regner), 17:29 (PP). Penalties-McKelvie Pro (cross-checking), 3:01; Ridderwall Pro (hooking), 16:59.
Shots on Goal-Springfield 5-8-16-29. Providence 7-8-4-19.
Power Play Opportunities-Springfield 1 / 4; Providence 1 / 3.
Goalies-Springfield, Legace 10-13-1 (19 shots-15 saves). Providence, Khudobin 15-14-3 (29 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Ryan Fraser (14), Geno Binda (22).
Linesmen-Bob Bernard (42), Chris Aughe (74).