The Springfield Falcons are heading to the playoffs. Repeat after me: the Springfield Falcons are heading to the playoffs. This has been a fantastic, record-breaking year for your local professional hockey team. I am not going into all of the details. Having the second-most points in the 30-team American Hockey League sums it all up. Winning the Northeast Division by 20 points puts it all in perspective. This year has been something special. There have been too many wonderful team and individual achievements to list them all.