Just as in Saturday’s game, Cody Bass was the hero for Springfield in Sunday’s Game 2. The Falcons and Monarchs carried a 2-2 tie nearly 19 minutes into overtime before Bass backhanded a rebound home to give the Falcons a 2-0 series lead.
It was the Falcons’ longest game in team history, surpassing a 1997 Falcons win over Portland that lasted 14 minutes into overtime.
Springfield got out to an early lead when Trent Vogelhuber scored on a shorthanded breakaway, giving the Falcons a 1-0 lead. The Monarchs followed with two consecutive goals to put the Falcons behind come the third period.
That was until David Savard netted a slap-shot from the left circle to tie it up at 2-2. After a long overtime, Bass connected on his second overtime game-winner in as many days.
Falcons prevail, 3-2, to take a 2-0 series lead.