The worst thing an Eastern Conference team could do this year appears to be “win its division”. Manchester and Binghamton went away last night, and tonight it was Springfield, blowing a 3-1 lead in a ridiculous first period and falling to Providence 6-3 at the MassMutual Center. Utterly goofy. Before 14 minutes were done, both starting goalies were out.
(Some unusual fun in the third period of that one. The Falcons trailed 5-3 but had a power play with about five minutes left. They pulled goalie Anton Forsberg for the extra attacker. And once the power play was over, they put Forsberg back in on the fly. Neat.)
Ex-Tigers continued to abound in the Stockton-Bakersfield series, which the Condors lead 2-0 after two wins at home. Greg Miller had a late power-play goal to put tonight’s game away with Adam Brace in the penalty box for roughing. Brawl ensued to end the night. Game 3 is Wednesday in Stockton.