LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Portland Pirates entered Sunday with the fewest points in the American Hockey League and didn't do anything to disprove the label of of having the league's worst record after a 9-3 loss to Springfield.
The nine goals allowed was the most for Portland this season.
The Pirates surrendered four in the first period before getting on the board only for the Falcons to score five more unanswered.
Starting goalie Mark Visentin was pulled after the first period when stopped only six of ten shots faced. Backup Louis Domingue subsequently surrendered five goals on 13 shots 21 minutes 46 seconds of action prompting head coach Ray Edwards to replace Domingue with Visentin.
Portland (21-28-2-8) will embark on a four-game road trip starting at St. John's on Wednesday.