Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3, Connecticut Whale 2 (OT)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, January 27, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 3-2 in overtime, Friday night before 4,163 at the XL Center in Hartford. Ex-Whale Jason Williams scored the overtime game-winner for the Penguins, while Whale goaltender Chad Johnson made 37 saves to keep the Whale in the game. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Sean Avery both scored for Connecticut.
“Penalties, penalties, it’s all about discipline,” said Whale forward Kelsey Tessier. “Discipline is the key. We had the game in the pocket.”
The Penguins opened the scoring on the power-play, as Ryan Craig had an easy put-in score to give Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 1-0 lead at 8:16 of the first period. Craig received a pass from Eric Tangradi at the far post of Whale goaltender Chad Johnson, with the secondary assist going to Bryan Lerg.
Sean Avery would tie the game up for the Whale 3:28 into the second period, ...