River Rats 3, Falcons 1
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Bill Armstrong snapped a 1-1 tie with 8:14 remaining in the third period Saturday and the Albany River Rats went on to beat the Springfield Falcons 3-1 in their American Hockey League matchup.
Armstrong beat Manny Legace from the slot at 11:46 of the final period. Kevin Dean scored into an empty net to make it 3-1 with one second remaining.
Pascal Rheaume had the only goal of the first period on a power play at 5:01 with Springfield’s Mark Deazeley serving a delay of game penalty for Legace. Rheaume dug the puck out when Legace tried to cover it up.
The Falcons scored the equalizer on Jeff Hoad’s second goal of the season. Rick Bennett took a shot and Albany’s Mike Dunham kicked it out. Hoad gathered the puck and shot the rebound past Dunham at 2:44.