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Portland Pirates 4, Connecticut Whale 3 Portland, ME, December 31, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale let a 3-0 second-period lead slip away Monday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center, finishing 2012 with a 4-3 loss to the Portland Pirates. Jordan Szwarz and Ethan Werek scored third-period goals for Portland, after Mathieu Brodeur and Chris Summers tallied in the final 1:20 of the second period to cut the Pirates’ deficit to 3-2. Werek also had an assist for Portland, and former Whale Chad Johnson made 32 saves for the Pirates. Brandon Segal, Micheal Haley and Tommy Grant scored for the Whale. The Whale scored the first period’s only goal at 12:37 in a four-on-four situation. After the Pirates had won a draw, Segal knocked Portland defenseman David Rundblad down in the right-wing corner and fed the puck to Marek Hrivik. Johnson stopped Hrivik’s point-blank shot, but Segal, who had headed to the front of the net, shot the rebound underneath Johnson’s right pad and in. Connecticut struck
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