February 28, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Fresno Falcons
LAST WEEKÂ’S RECORD: 1-0-1 OVERALL RECORD: 30-17-7, 67 pts.
February 26 @ Alaska, 2-1 Shootout Win Â– Brett Jaeger stopped 49 of 50 shots, including all 25 shots he faced in the third period and overtime, as he almost single-handedly lifted Fresno to victory. The shootout win was the rookie netminderÂ’s first as a pro in four tries.
February 27 @ Alaska, 4-3 Shootout Loss Â– Jason WeaverÂ’s two third period goals, the second of which came with just 1:01 remaining in regulation with the goaltender pulled in favor of an extra attacker, helped Fresno overcome a 3-1 deficit to begin the third period. The game marked the third shootout in a row between the Falcons and the Aces as Fresno took seven out of eight possible points in its four games at Sullivan Arena this season.
THIS WEEKÂ’S UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, March 1 vs. Bakersfield, 7 p.m. Â– The Falcons host the Condors at Save Mart Center as they begin the final quarter of the regular season right in the hunt for one of four playoff spots out of the eight-team West Division.
Friday, March 4 vs. San Diego, 7 p.m. Â– Fresno and the Gulls play the first half of a home-and-home two-game set. The first 2,000 fans at Save Mart Center will receive a free Falcons cup courtesy of Bud Light.
Saturday, March 5 @ San Diego, 7 p.m. Â– The Falcons finish their season series with the Gulls at the San Diego Sports Arena. B2 Networks will carry the live video webcast of the game via the Falcons home page at www.fresnofalcons.com.
Â• Goaltender Brett Jaeger stopped 67 of 68 shots in 4Â½ periods of playing time this past weekend in Alaska. He has now given up just five goals in his last seven appearances.
Â• Jason WeaverÂ’s game-tying goal on Sunday was the first goal this season Fresno has scored with the goaltender pulled in favor of an extra attacker.
Â• The Falcons are unbeaten through their last seven games (5-0-2).
Â• The Falcons are ranked 1st (19.8%) on the power play and 11th (85.2%) on the penalty kill.
Â• Fresno begins the week in sole possession of fourth place in the
West Division, three points behind the third-place Bakersfield Condors and
seven points back of the division-leading Alaska Aces.