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Falcons Fall to Bears 5-3 on the Road

falcons20thHERSHEY, Penn. (WGGB) — The Springfield Falcons (25-7-1-3) were handed consecutive losses for only the second time this season Saturday night, as they fell to the Hershey Bears 5-3.

The loss wasn’t without its bright spots for the Falcons. Sean Collins and Spencer Machacek both had multi-point performances for Springfield. Collins had the game-tying goal in the first, along with an assist.

Machacek assisted on every Springfield goal Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Bears went to different players for each of their 5 goals. Hershey’s Dustin Gazley had the key score, which gave the Bears the lead in the final period.

It was only the third loss of the season for Falcons net-minder Mike McKenna, as he made 32 saves on 36 shots. However, he still holds the league’s best goals-against average with 1.69 goals per-game.

Springfield held Hershey scoreless on their three power-play opportunities, continuing their league-leading 90.5% power play kill rate.

It was the first time in 8 games that the Falcons failed to score a point on the road. The streak matched a record originally set in their 1995-96 season.

The Falcons return to Springfield Sunday to host the Norfolk Admirals at 3:00 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.


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