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Chris Kreider got on the board in a big way last night, leading the Whale to a 7-5 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Kreider had two goals, one of which was the game winner. Matt Gilroy also netted two goals (one on the powerplay), while Chad Kolarik, Kris Newbury, and Tommy Grant netted one goal a piece.
The Whale powerplay was 1/4, while their penalty kill was just 1/2 in the victory.
Cam Talbot was peppered for 41 shots, which is one of the higher number of shots the Whale have allowed this season.
The victory gets the Whale back above .500, but just six points out of first place in the division.
Connecticut Whale (W 7-5)
Chris Kreider: 2 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
JT Miller: 0 G, 1 A, Even, 0 PIM
Christian Thomas: 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
Marek Hrivik: 0 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM
Andrew Yogan: DNP – scratched
Kyle Jean: 0 G, 1 A, -1, 2 PIM
Ryan Bourque: 0 G, 1 A, -1, 0 PIM
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings, W 5-1): 1 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM
Shane McColgan (Saskatoon Blades, W 3-2): DNP – scratched
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes, L 2-0): 0 G, 0 A, Even, 2 PIM
Sam Noreau (Baie-Comeau Drakkar, OTW 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
BEST OF MAXIM
Chad Kolarik had a great game last night for the Connecticut Whale, with a goal in each period as the Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals by a score of 5-2. Kris Newbury notched a goal and an assist and Tommy Grant added a goal in the third period to finish off the Whale scoring.
Marek Hrivik also had a big night, notching three assists. Ryan Bourque, Kelsey Tessier, and Christian...
Along with 10,791 other hockey fans, I was in attendance at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall last night as Team Richards defeated Team Hartnell 10-6 in “Operation Hat Trick.”
The Sandy relief event, organized by ex-Flyer Todd Fedoruk, featured nine members of the New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist, Brad Richards, Brian Boyle, Taylor Pyatt, Arron Asham, Jeff Halpern, Dan Girardi...
Rick Nash apparently has sore groin. Not believed serious. Out of lineup for precautionary reasons.
— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) November 23, 2012
...i understand it's only precautionary, but I'm really getting sick and tired of blogging about Ranger players getting injured overseas. Not that it matter because they'll have a year to recover anyway.
Locked-out NHL players hit the ice Saturday night to raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims.
New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist made 57 saves in the Operation Hat Trick charity game at Boardwalk Hall to help Team New York beat Team New Jersey 10-6.
Tickets ranged from $20 to $100, and the players' equipment will be autographed and auctioned off. The proceeds are earmarked...
Just arrived in Atlantic City with @hlundqvist30 and @jneal_18.Looking forward to getting in to some game action tonight! #OpHatTrick
— Brad Richards (@BRichards_1991) November 24, 2012
...hope everyone who is lucky to attend has a great time. If you do, definitely send me pics so I can post on the blog. E-mail me email@example.com.
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Jeff Klein at the New York Times takes a look at the huge role Brad Richards has taken in the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort in New York. All of which has been done without any publicity coming from his end.
Here's Matthew Long, a retired New York firefighter, who lost his Breezy Point home in a fire discussing Richards' contributions...
“Brad told me, ‘I just...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record was able to speak with some Rangers participants of tonight's Operation Hat Trick charity hockey game in Atlantic City on the atmosphere...
“I think it will get intense,” Rangers defenseman Steve Eminger said. “I think it’s a different feeling than an All-Star type game. There’s not going to be hitting or fighting. But I think because...
Springfield, MA, November 25, 2012 – Ryan Bourque’s goal with 15.6 seconds left in the third period gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Springfield Falcons Sunday at the MassMutual Center.
The victory extended a Whale win streak to four games and lifted Connecticut to two games above .500 for the first time on the season, at 9-7-1-0 for 19 points.
With the game...
Henrik Lundqvist had 57 saves and pretty much single handedly won the game for Team Richards in front of a soldout crowd of 10,792 in Atlantic City. But that doesn't really matter. What does, is the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
I think this post game pic taken by good friend of the blog Stefanie A. says it all...
Thirty-two NHL players got together in Atlantic City Saturday night and gave fans a little more than hockey to cheer for.
A charity hockey game — dubbed Operation Hat Trick — featured Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Brodeur, Brad Richards and a host of other NHL stars from all over the league and helped raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
There was no lockout at...
Two goals apiece for @chriskreider and Matt Gilroy as @ctwhale rally for 7-5 win in Bridgeport
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 24, 2012
This was Kreider's first multi-goal game as a pro. He has three goals in the last two games to give him four on the season.
Here's video of Kreider's second goal...
Four of Gilroy's five goals this season...
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, November 24, 2012 - Chad Kolarik scored a goal in each period Saturday Night at the XL Center, as the Connecticut Whale knocked off the Norfolk Admirals by a count of 5-2.
The matchup was third of four meetings between the two squads this season; Norfolk won the first two in an October weekend sweep. The defending Calder Cup champions were just...