A goal from Andrew Joudrey just 2:21 into the overtime period helped propel the Springfield Falcons to a 3-2 win in game one against the Providence Bruins.

The Bruins would draw first blood in the series as David Warsofsky scored on the powerplay to make it 1-0 after 20-minutes of play.

Springfield would draw even in the second period as Jean-Francois Jacques scored his first of the post-season to make a it a 1-1 game.

The Falcons would then take their first lead of the game at the 16:14 mark of the second as Captain Ryan Craig beat Bruins' goaltender Niklas Svedberg for a 2-1 lead after 40-minutes of play.

Ryan Spooner would tie the game for the Bruins just before the midway mark of the third period as he beat Falcons' netminder Mike McKenna for his first to make it 2 all.

Despite firing 19 shots in the third, the Bruins could not beat McKenna as he stood tall, sending the game to overtime.

In the extra frame, Joudrey’s goal would be the winner as the Falcons skated away with the 3-2 victory.

Mike McKenna picked up the win, making 35 saves on the night, meanwhile Svedberg stopped 32 in a losing cause.

Game Two shifts back to Springfield on Friday night.

 

Adam Reid

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