After a crowded schedule on Saturday, only 4-games were played on Sunday in the American Hockey League.
Springfield Falcons 3 – Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1
The Springfield Falcons took control of the game in the first period Sunday by scoring a shorthanded goal, and a powerplay goal less than 3-minutes apart to take a 2-0 lead. Tim Erixon’s goal in the second put the Falcons up 3-0 as Springfield took total control of the game. Johan Sundstrom finally got Bridgeport on the board with 5 minutes remaining, but that’s as close as the Sound Tigers would get. Mike McKenna turned aside 20 shots for the victory, meanwhile Kenny Reiter stopped 22 for the Sound Tigers.
San Antonio Rampage 4 – Chicago Wolves 2
The Rampage used two third period goals from Vincent Trocheck to help double up the Wolves Sunday evening, and secure the 4-2 victory. Trocheck’s first goal come just 18-seconds into the third period and his second just 5-minutes later. 21-year old Michael Houser made his AHL debut for the Rampage, turning aside 28 shots for the victory. Matt Climie made 24 saves in a losing effort for the Wolves.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 6 – Syracuse Crunch 3
The Penguins used an explosive third period, which saw the team score 5-goals to help double up the Crunch 6-3. Tom Kostopoulos who scored the first goal of the game, got things started just 55-seconds into the third, and the Penguins didn’t look back from there, rallying from down 2-1 to beat the Crunch. Riku Helenius give up the 5-goals in the third as the Crunch let one slip away. Jeff Deslauriers on the other hand made 26 stops to secure the victory.
Oklahoma City Barons 4 – Iowa Wild 2
A night after winning their franchise opener, the Iowa Wild could not repeat their winning ways as they fell 4-2 to the Oklahoma City Barons Sunday night. Two goals by Derek Nesbitt and a go-ahead goal by Anton Lander were enough to sink the Wild, sending them to their first loss of the season. Olivier Roy made 28 saves for the Barons in the win; Darcy Kuemper turned aside 28 in the loss.