FALCONS FALL IN PORTLAND 4-1
January 4, 2009 - The Springfield Falcons lost to the Portland Pirates 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. The Falcons will next host Binghamton on Wednesday night at the MassMutual Center.
After a scoreless first period, the Pirates took a 1-0 lead early in the second period when Nathan Gerbe scored just 55-seconds into the middle frame. Portland took a 2-0 lead at 9:33 of the second period when Keith Johnson scored his first goal of the season. The Pirates took a 3-0 lead at 17:41 of the second stanza when Trent Campbell tallied his second marker of the year.
In the third period, Taylor Chorney cut Springfield's deficit to 3-1 with a power play goal at 5:43, but Portland answered with an empty net marker to conclude the evening.
Lerg - Potulny - McDonald
Lefebvre - Schremp - Corazzini
Goulet - Spurgeon - Bekar
Huxley - Paukovich - Sestito
Young - Roy
Peckham - Wild
Gabinet - Chorney
FALCONS SCRATCHES - Jake Taylor (Injured), Viacheslav Trukhno (Injured), Sebastien Bisaillon (Healthy), Ryan O'Marra (Healthy), Josef Hrabal (Healthy), Hans Benson (Healthy)