FALCONS BEAT ICECAPS 3-1
April 14, 2012 - The Springfield Falcons ended their season in style beating the St. John's IceCaps 3-1 in front of 4,896 at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night. The Falcons ended the year with a mark of 36-34-3-3, their highest win total since the 1997-98 season. Springfield also ended the campaign 11-1-1-1 in their last 14 home games.
It was energetic crowd at The Nest on Saturday and at 9:42 of the first period, Alexandre Giroux tallied his 28th marker of the year giving the Falcons an early 1-0 lead.
The Falcons carried their one-goal lead into the second period, and at 4:44, Daniel New collected his first pro/AHL goal giving Springfield a 2-0 advantage in the middle frame.
Springfield carried a two-goal edge into the third period and at 12:48 of the final period, rookie Boone Jenner tallied his first pro/AHL marker giving the Birds a 3-0 cushion.
Falcons goaltender Manny Legace started the contest stopping the first 11 shots before splitting the duties with Mike Clemente, who stopped 21 of 22 shots in 30 minutes of action.
St. John's IceCaps 1 at Springfield Falcons 3 - Status: Final
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - MassMutual Center
St. John's 0 0 1 - 1
Springfield 1 1 1 - 3
1st Period-1, Springfield, Giroux 28 (Regner), 9:42. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-2, Springfield, New 1 4:44. Penalties-Amadio Spr (slashing), 3:19; served by Gregoire Stj (bench minor - too many men), 4:29; Clark Stj (elbowing), 9:41; MacLeod Spr (holding the stick), 11:49; Amadio Spr (cross-checking), 16:46; Cormier Stj (cross-checking), 18:17.
3rd Period-3, Springfield, Jenner 1 (Hansen, Collins), 12:48. 4, St. John's, O'Dell 12 (Machacek, Festerling), 18:44 (PP). Penalties-Vogelhuber Spr (hooking), 6:25; Clark Stj (slashing), 13:28; Sawada Stj (roughing), 16:48; Bogosian Spr (roughing, roughing), 16:48.
Shots on Goal-St. John's 11-9-13-33. Springfield 13-9-7-29.
Power Play Opportunities-St. John's 1 / 5; Springfield 0 / 4.
Goalies-St. John's, Aebischer 15-12-2 (29 shots-26 saves). Springfield, Legace 14-18-1 (11 shots-11 saves); Clemente 2-1-0 (22 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Darcy Burchell (42).
Linesmen-Robert St. Lawrence (10), Luke Galvin (2).