After a slow start followed by a three game win-streak, the Falcons picked up both a win and a loss last week. Here's what you need to know from the last seven days in Springfield.
Falcons Go 1-1 On the Week
Springfield Falcons 6, Portland Pirates 1
The Falcons extended their win streak to four games on Friday night as they obliterated the Portland Pirates 6-1. It was the first time visiting the Coyotes former affiliate prior to switching to the Falcons this season.
The Falcons went into the second period up 1-0 courtesy of a Craig Cunningham goal, but it was the second period that pushed them over the edge, as they put three goals past Pirates netminders Mike McKenna and Sam Brittain. Laurent Dauphin potted the first goal of the period, followed by Jordan Szwarz with 4:20 remaining in the period. Down 3-0, the Pirates pulled McKenna in favor of Brittain, who didn't leave the period unscathed, as Lucas Lessio's power play goal with less than a minute remaining in the period put the Falcons up 4-0.
Cunningham added his second of the game in the third period, and Dustin Jeffrey added one of his own en route to the Falcons victory.
Louis Domingue stopped 34 of 35 and was the first star.
Springfield Falcons 0, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4
There wasn't much to see on Saturday, however, as they were blanked by Bridgeport 4-0 on Saturday in a less than stellar showing. The Falcons put 26 shots on net, while Tyler Beskorowany stopped 31.
Numbers and Notes
The Falcons have outscored opponents 22-9 in the last five games.
Jeffrey, Lessio, Derek Smith and Greg Carey's point streaks all ended on Sunday. Carey and Jeffrey were on five-game streaks and Lessio and Smith were at four.
Alex Grant has put together two three point nights on the season, one of which on Friday with a three assist effort.
Dustin Jeffrey and Philip Samuelsson were called up to the Coyotes on Sunday afternoon, while Tyler Gaudet was sent down in the same transaction.
Two days after being called up to Springfield, Michael Bunting was sent back down to Rapid City on Thursday. In a separate transaction, defenseman Dakota Mermis was sent down to the Rush.
The Falcons have a trio of games this weekend, including their first-ever matchup against the Utica Comets at the MassMutual Center on Friday. They'll also see the Binghamton Senators on the road Saturday before returning home for a Sunday evening game against the Albany Devils.