Springfield gives Jets the blues
Janesville tied it 2-2 early in the second period, but the Blues scored three times for a 5-2 lead heading into the final period.
Pat Dalbec, Bill Mulligan and Cam Severson each scored the Jets’ goals. The Jets had 29 shots on goal to the Blues’ 27, but went 0-for-4 on power plays, while Springfield went 1-for-8.
Dalbec scored an unassisted goal at 8:55 of the first period to cut the deficit to 2-1. Mulligan tied it 2-2 at 7:59 of the second period with assists from Wes Hawkins and Dalbec. The Blues scored the next three goals before Severson scored 51 seconds into the third period to cut the deficit to 5-3.
Janesville, members of the North Division, fell to 2-5. Springfield is 4-2-1 in the South Division.
SPRINGFIELD 9, JANESVILLE 3
Janesville 1 1 1—3
Springfield 2 3 4—9
S—Kevin ODonnell (Justin Hochsprung, Brandon Lowndes), 0:50; S—Ross Andersen (Denys Petrukhno) 7:57; J—Pat Dalbec (unassisted), 8:55.
J—Billy Mulligan (Wes Hawkins, Pat Dalbec), 7:59; S—Dustin Peterson (Brian Prost), 10:52; S—Kevin O’Donnell (Petrukhno) 14:12 (sh); S—Mike Schaber (Hochsprung, TJ Poganski), 16:45.
J—Cam Severson (Jordan Bancroft), 0:51; S—Schaber (unassisted), 2:16; S—Cody Hotchkin (Brandon Lowndes, Brian Prost) 2:52; S—Schaber (Nick Curry, Randy Cure), 10:53; S—unidentified (Nick Curry) 16:01.
Saves—Matt Wichorek (J) 16, Eric Swanick (J) 0; CJ Groh (S) 14.
Power plays—Janesville 0 for 3 : Springfield 0 for 5