VIDEO: JAM's highlight-reel shootout goal

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 11:30 AM
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com / CBJ Today

The Springfield Falcons are on some kind of roll lately, and what's most impressive is how they've done so while missing several key pieces to their lineup.

Due to injuries at the NHL level with the Blue Jackets, the Falcons are missing three of their top-six defensemen, several of their top forwards (Matt Calvert, Ryan Johansen, Cam Atkinson) but just keep plugging away and are chasing down the top spot in the entire American Hockey League.

Head coach Brad Larsen has his club atop the Northeast Division, as well, with a 32-14-7 record through 53 games -- and the Falcons have two games in hand on Eastern Conference-leading Syracuse, which is currently atop the AHL standings.

The Falcons accomplished a rare feat last night: they won two games in the span of about four hours. They completed a postponed game with Adirondack before their regularly-scheduled game took place (resuming the Feb. 17 game with 3:42 left in the second period), and rallied for a shootout win at MassMutual Center.

Jonathan Audy-Marchessault provided a memorable shootout goal, going to the complete "spin-o-rama" and sweeping the puck behind Phantoms goalie Cal Heeter to propel the Falcons to their first win of the day. The goal was the No. 3 top play on ESPN's SportsCenter broadcast last night.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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