The Bridgeport Sound Tigers dropped their second straight game Sunday, losing to the Springfield Falcons by a final score of 3-1. Johan Sundstrom scored his first goal in nearly a calendar year, but it came far too late for the Sound Tigers, who were behind 3-0 late into the third period, to mount a comeback. Darryl Boyce, Michael Chaput, and Tim Erixon all notched goals for the Falcons. Kenny Reiter made 22 saves but is still in search of his first AHL win.
“In order for us to be successful, we have to be the hardest working team on the ice night in and night out,” Sound Tigers head coach Scott Pellerin said. “That’s part of becoming a pro and it’s something we’re going to work on this week.”
Springfield opened up the scoring at 14:43 of the first on a shorthanded goal by Darryl Boyce. Alan Quine, playing the point on the Sound Tigers power play, was unable to keep the puck in at the blue line. That led to a Falcons 2-on-1, with Trent Vogelhuber leading the charge. Vogelhuber fed it across to Boyce, who put home his second goal of the season.
Just a few minutes later, the Falcons picked up another special teams goal, this time on the power play. Tim Erixon had the puck at center point and fed Micharl Chaput in the right circle. Chaput’s wrist shot beat Reiter and gave Springfield a 2-0 lead.
Erixon scored a goal of his own in the second period to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead. He was parked at the right point when he took a pass from Jake Hansen. Erixon wound up, blasted a slapshot through traffic to beat Reiter and make it a three-goal game.
The Sound Tigers got on the board for the first time in nearly two full games late in the third period after killing off the first leg of a five-on-three. Sundstom came out of the box and drove to the net, where he took a great feed from Riley Wetmore for his first goal since Jan. 11 of last season.
The Sound Tigers are back on the ice at Webster Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20, when they welcome the Binghamton Senators to town for the first time this season.
Sound Tigers Lines
9 Anders Lee-18 Ryan Strome- 22 Alan Quine
23 John Persson-28 Johan Sundstrom-26 Mike Halmo
39 Joey Diamond-19 Riley Wetmore- 16 Chris Bruton
14 Greg Miller-72 Jason Clark-49 Justin Johnson
12 Calvin de Haan-52 Joe Finley
15 Marc Cantin-21 Dallas Jackson
27 Aaron Ness-10 Scott Mayfield
35 Kenny Reiter
45 Anders Nilsson