Ladies and gentlemen, the Dansk Dansk Revolution is underway.
Goalie Oscar Dansk had his two best AHL starts in back-to-back games over the weekend, halting the Falcons seven-game losing streak in the process. The young Swede started off his weekend on Friday by stopping 29 of 30 shots faced against the Albany Devils.
The team in front of him finally broke out, to the tune of four goals. Trent Vogelhuber’s empty-netter iced the game after goals from Sean Collins, Adam Cracknell and Michael Chaput. Kerby Rychel and T.J. Tynan were also active on the scoresheet, each picking up two assists.
Dansk was back the next night in Syracuse, and he followed up his stellar performance with an even better one against the Crunch. Dansk stopped 39 of 40 shots faced in the overtime win.
Captain Ryan Craig had the lone regulation goal for the Falcons. The primary assist went to Yann Suave, his first with the Falcons after signing a PTO last week. Marko Dano stepped up in overtime, scoring the winner 4:23 into the extra frame. And just like that, the Falcons had won two in a row.
After two games in two nights, Dansk got to take the night off on Sunday, as Scott Munroe got the start between the pipes against the Providence Bruins.
The Bruins struck first, but Adam Cracknell’s equalizer silenced the Providence home crowd. The back-and-forth continued as Seth Griffith and Josh Anderson traded goals.
The game was tied 2-2 going into the third period, but the Falcons gave up two third-period goals in a 4-2 loss to Providence. Munroe stopped 39 of 43 shots in the loss.
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Oscar Dansk: With two superb games in back-to-back nights, Dansk is showing signs of gaining form in his first pro season. The "Dansk party" keeps rolling on Friday, as the Falcons take on the Manchester Monarchs.