SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Springfield's Jonathan Marchessault tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal at 19:58 of the second period, and Jean-Francois Jacques got the winner 78 seconds into the third, as the Falcons went on to beat the St. John's IceCaps 4-2 in American Hockey League action on Tuesday
Kyle MacKinnon opened the scoring for St. John's (16-13-) at 10:37 of the first period, and Lukas Sedlak tied it for the Falcons (22-5-4).
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
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