Springfield Falcons 3 Stars of the Weekend: Jay Pandolfo leads Falcons to three points
Jay Pandolfo scored his first goal of the season Friday night in the Springfield Falcons 5-3 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and added another goal on Sunday in Springfield’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Norfolk Admirals. The Falcons were able to notch three out of a possible six points this weekend, despite being embarrassed 7-2 on the road in Manchester Saturday night.
Pandolfo, the former New Jersey Devil, earns the top star in this segment of A Bird’s Eye View Anaylyzing the Springfield Falcons 3 Stars of the Weekend.
Jay Pandolfo: The two-time Stanley Cup Champion notched his first American Hockey League goal since the 1997-1998 season when he found the back of net behind Bridgeport goaltender Mikko Koskinen on the power play in the third period. Pandolfo also had an assist on Grant Clitsome’s second period goal Friday night that cut the Springfield deficit to 2-1 following two 5-on-3 Bridgeport power play goals. On Sunday, Pandolfo was the regulation hero by jamming the puck past Norfolk goalie Dustin Tokarski with 19.5 seconds remaining to force overtime.
Grant Clitsome: In just his first game of December, Clitsome registered more points (two) then he did in all of November (one) with a goal and an assist against Bridgeport Friday. He continued the offensive surge by scoring Saturday on the road in Manchester for back-to-back games with a goal for the first this season. Clitsome also assisted on Pandolfo’s goal Sunday.
Cody Goloubef: The rookie defenseman recorded his second two-assist game of his career Sunday. Goloubef recorded assists on Pandolfo’s game-tying goal and on Mike Blunden’s first period power play goal. He also had an assist on Clitsome’s power play goal Saturday. Goloubef last had two assists on Nov. 5 against Syracuse.