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.