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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Greg Hawgood, Gregor Baumgartner and Jim Montgomery each netted third-period goals as the Utah Grizzlies defeated the Springfield Falcons 4-1.

The outburst, which was preceded by a goal in the first from Roman Lyashenko, improved Western Division-leading Utah's record to 21-14-3-2.

Goaltender Chad Alban finished with 21 saves as the Grizz extended their win streak to two games. There were plenty of other contributions as seven players were credited with assists.

Utah concludes a four-game road trip tonight at Bridgeport.

The Grizz face Chicago in the E Center on Tuesday.

AHL ALL-STARS: Utah will be represented on both sides in the American Hockey League All-Star Classic Feb. 13-14 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Hawgood was named to the Canadian team, while Lyashenko will skate for PlanetUSA.