Despite taking an early two-goal lead, the Falcons (33-16-1-4) faltered late and let the Wolf Pack get away with a 4-3 win.
The first-place falcons were hoping to build off of their two previous wins, which came off of a three-game losing streak in the previous week.
It was the third period that was the problem for Springfield, as Hartford got goals from T.J. Hensick, Marek Hrivik, and Anderw Yogan, who netted the go-ahead goal at the 8:14 mark. It was only Yogan’s fourth goal on the season, all of which have proven to be game-winning goals.
The Falcons were looking good in the second period, when Austin Madaisky scored on a slap shot to put the Falcons up 3-1. But the Falcons defense faltered quickly in the third, as goaltender Mike McKenna only made 19 saves on 23 shots. He fell to 15-7 on the season.
The Falcons will be back in action on Sunday, as they host the Norfolk Admirals at 3:00 p.m.