Saturday, February 14, 2009

An imperfect 10 for the Falcons and the Oil Kings get scalped by the Chiefs

New coach, same results for the Falcons, although they do get a point from their 2-1 shoot out loss Saturday night in Syracuse. Friday night the Falcons lost 5-4 but were outshot 19-3 in the first period. Saturday they gave up 42 shots.

The Falcons were down 1-0 in the 2nd until Taylor Chorney (scheduled to join TPS Tuesday night) set up Cody Wild for his 3rd on the year and 2nd in 2 games. From there the pipemen took over, especially Springfields Danny Sabourin who stopped 27 shots through the 2nd, 3rd and overtime periods. In fact only former Oiler Mike York beat Sabourin in the shoot out, while Sebastien Dahm stoned all 5 Falcons shooters, which were Rob Schremp, J.F. Jacques, Ryan Potulny, Carl Corazzini and Slava Trukhno.

Rob Daum shook up his lines from Friday night a little and made Ryan O'Marra a healthy scratch. Below are the details courtesy of the Falcons website.

- Potulny - Jacques
Trukhno - Brule - Corazzini
Sestito - Spurgeon - Stone
McDonald - Paukovich - Benson

Young - Roy
Chorney - Wild
Bisaillon - Gabinet


FALCONS SCRATCHES - Jake Taylor (Injured), Bryan Lerg (Healthy), Guillaume Lefebvre (Injured), Stephane Goulet (Healthy), Ryan O'Marra (Healthy), Shane Willis (Healthy),

As for the Oil Kings, after slipping out of Tri City with a 3-2 win, they were spanked by Spokane. It was 8-1 after 2...and 11-2 after 3. Spokane outshot Edmonton 16-4 in the first and 13-7 in the second. Laurent Brossoit who was called up when Torrie Jung went down with a concussion got in the game, his first WHL action, and it's a forgettable one. The Chiefs chased Cam Lanigan a minute into the 2nd period after their 6th goal, and Brossoit took over. The Chiefs have now lost only twice in their last 17 games. Edmonton remains tied with Prince Albert for 8th in the west. They are in Prince George for a pair of games next weekend.

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