Ties before a shootout are not like kissing you're sister. You get something for forcing the game to the extra five minutes and a shootout. I say this because the Albany Devils had been able to notch points in three straight games even though they won just one of those. That mini streak came to an end Wednesday night when the AHL leading Springfield Falcons came into the Times Union Center and beat the Devils 4-2.

The Falcons haven't built a solid 25-9-3-3 record with luck. You need to play a tight, solid game to beat them. Ironically, despite their gaudy record, the Falcons weren't able to defeat the Devils in regulation in three previous contests this year, until Wednesday.

Cody Goloubef got Springfield on the board at the 8:45 mark of period one.  Michael Chaput and Scott Howes sandwiched goals around Mike Sislo's second period Albany goal. The teams traded goals in the third. Joe Whitney scoring for the Devils.

The Devils will look to bounce back with two straight games against their chief rival Adirondack. The back to back starts Friday on the road.