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Jacques, Johansson help Falcons double up Devils

Wednesday’s AHL boxscores

SPRINGFIELD 4, LOWELL 2
Jean-Francois Jacques and Fredrik Johansson scored two goals each and Devan Dubnyk stopped 42 of 44 shots as Springfield wrapped up a six-game road stretch with a 4-2 win in Lowell on Wednesday night.

The Falcons improved to 3-0-0-0 vs. the Devils this season.

Marc Pouliot and Viacheslav Trukhno each recorded two assists for Springfield, which is 8-3-1-1 in its last 13 games.

Noah Clarke tallied a goal and an assist and Barry Tallackson also scored for Lowell, which has lost seven of its last nine at home.

Dubnyk made 12 saves in the first period, 16 in the second and 14 in the third to earn his first win since Oct. 7.


PROVIDENCE 4, HARTFORD 3 (SO)
Matt Hendricks scored once in the third period and once in the shootout as Providence rallied for a 4-3 win over visiting Hartford.

Hendricks and Matt Lashoff scored 2:30 apart in the third to tie the score after Hartford had taken a 3-1 lead in to the final frame. The Wolf Pack fell to 12-0-0-1 this season when leading after 40 minutes.

Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Greg Moore and Hugh Jessiman scored for Hartford, which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end. The Pack are still 11-2-0-1 in their last 14 outings.

In his return from missing nearly three weeks due to injury, Al Montoya made 40 saves for Hartford. Andy Franck stopped 31 shots to improve to 3-0-0 on the season.

With the victory, the Bruins opened up a four-point lead over the Wolf Pack atop the Atlantic Division. Providence has won all three meetings between the teams in 2007-08.


GRAND RAPIDS 3, LAKE ERIE 2
Mark Cullen’s power-play goal with 39 seconds left in regulation capped a three-goal comeback and gave Grand Rapids a 3-2 win over Lake Erie.

It was the Griffins’ second straight win at Van Andel Arena after starting the season 0-7-0-1 on home ice.

J.D. Corbin and Brent Kelly staked the Monsters to a 2-0 lead, but Jamie Tardif got Grand Rapids on the board at the 19:32 mark of the second period and Carl Corazzini tied the score 49 seconds into the third.

The Griffins finished with a 39-22 edge in shots on goal, including 19-4 in the third period.


ROCKFORD 2, SYRACUSE 1 (SO)
Martin St. Pierre scored in the last half of the fifth shootout round to give Rockford a 2-1 win over Syracuse at the MetroCentre on Wednesday night.

St. Pierre, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for November, ripped a shot past Adam Munro as the IceHogs improved to 3-0-0-2 in their last five games. It was their third consecutive shootout game; they had lost the previous two.

Ryan Stokes scored his first goal of the season for Rockford at 4:19 of the second period. Adam Pineault answered for the Crunch just seven seconds into the third.

Corey Crawford finished with 23 saves in the win. Munro, a former Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft pick, stopped 25 shots for Syracuse.