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Falcons Drop Fourth Straight with 5-2 Loss to Sharks

falcons20thWORCESTER (WGGB) — The Springfield Falcons are in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season, after a 5-2 loss to the Worcester Sharks on Friday night.

The Sharks didn’t waste any time in the first period, as Travis Oleksuk’s goal gave Worcester the game’s first lead.

Despite some big saves from Falcons goaltender Mike McKenna, the Sharks got another one through on a rebound put-back from Brodie Reid to give Worcester a 2-0 lead.

Sean Collins answered for Springfield, as he knocked in a rebound chance off of his own shot. But Worcester quickly responded with a goal from Dan DaSilva to close out a busy first period.

Despite defensive lapses, the Falcons kept pace early on. They started the second period with a goal from Lukas Sedlak, on a feed from Alex Aleardi. Unfortunately for Springfield, that’s where their scoring would end.

Oleksuk got his second goal to push Worcester’s lead to 4-2. DaSilva then added his second goal, giving the Sharks a three-goal lead, which they would hold throughout the rest of the game.

After a dominant start to their 2013-14 season, the Falcons stumbled in the month of January, with a 5-7-1 record. However, the Falcons will have plenty of chances to get back on track in February, when Springfield will play three games each weekend.

Despite a rough month, the Falcons still sit in first place in the Northeast Division with a record of 28-11-1-4. Their 61 points are the second-most in the AHL, behind only the Manchester Monarchs, who have 65 points.

The Falcons will be in Bridgeport to face the Sound Tigers once again Saturday night starting at 7:00 p.m.

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