Falcons Rally To Win Suspended Game In ShootoutMarch 1, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) Springfield Falcons
On Feb. 17, Springfield grabbed a 1-0 lead at 5:51 of the first period on a power-play goal by Ryan Craig before Adirondack countered with two middle-stanza strikes by Rob Bordson and Danny Syvret to take a 2-1 edge. The game resumed on Friday with Adirondack up by a goal and Springfield commencing a two-minute power play with 3:42 left in the second.
Adirondack held off Springfield to close out the second, but the Falcons tied the game in the third, as Scott Howes banged in a rebound at 10:16 on a power play, making it 2-2.
Phantoms netminder Cal Heeter kept the game tied late in regulation, denying Craig on the doorstep with under eight seconds remaining. The teams skated through the end of the third period and all of overtime even, 2-2.
In the bottom of the third round, Audy-Marchessault pulled off a spin-o-rama goal. The second-year pro skated in close to Heeter, rotated 360 degrees, and slid the puck on his forehand into the net, as Springfield registered the only tally of the shootout
Springfield goaltender Allen York (7-5-0) made 22 saves in regulation and overtime, and was perfect on all five attempts in the skills competition. Heeter (8-12-2) stopped 41 of Springfield's 43 shots, and let in one goal on four bids in the shootout.
The teams returned to the ice on Friday night to play a full game, which began at 7:36 p.m.
Springfield wound up with 23 skaters in the game, as Nathan Moon, Sean Collins, Howes, Trent Vogelhuber, and Cody Bass joined the Falcons' lineup. Ryan Johansen, Jake Hansen, Tim Spencer, Wade MacLeod, and Dalton Prout played in the start of the Feb. 17 game...The game marked Springfield's second victory of the season when trailing after two periods, and first since Nov. 30...Howes returned to action for his first contest since Feb. 1...Springfield's 43 shots were a season high...The Falcons have won three-straight shootouts since losing their first three of the season
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