Falcons Game Preview: Springfield At Albany, Game #40January 23, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) Springfield Falcons
FOUR OF A KIND
The Falcons' four-win week was their first since they went 4-1-0-0 in five contests from Nov. 11 to 17, 2002.
RACKING UP THE POINTS
The Falcons have posted points in each of their last seven games (6-0-1-0), tying their 2012-2013 season high. The seven-game points streak is Springfield's 10th of that length in franchise history. The record for the longest points streak in Falcons history is nine, set twice (Oct. 19 to Nov. 16, 1996, 7-0-2-0; Mar. 6 to 28, 1998; 9-0-0-0). Springfield searches for its fourth eight-game point streak in club history tonight.
Springfield has scored power-play goals in each of the last 11 contests, striking twice more on the man advantage Sunday to extend its streak. The Falcons have climbed to fourth in the league on the power play at 21.2% after entering the first game of the streak on Dec. 29 ninth in the AHL at 18.1%. Springfield is clicking at 30.6% (15/49) on the man advantage during this stretch.
"JAM" STAYS HOT
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault is on a seven-game streak (7g-7a). Audy-Marchessault leads the Falcons with 44 points, putting him third in the league in that category.
Nick Drazenovic scored goals in all three games on the weekend and has points in five-consecutive contests (3g-8a).
Nick Holden doubled his 2012-2013 goal production on Sunday with a pair of tallies. The two-goal game was the second of his career, and first since he scored twice with the Falcons on Feb. 27, 2011.
Springfield improved to 9-1-0-0 in Sunday games this season with its win over Bridgeport, including 5-0-0-0 on the road. The Falcons are now 5-1-0-0 in the final game of a three-in-three stretch, with a 4-0-0-0 mark in away competition.
PLAYING AT BOTH ENDS
Springfield is third in the AHL in offense and second in defense, scoring 3.41 goals/game and allowing 2.41 goals/game. The Falcons' +39 goals differential is the highest in the AHL.
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