By Brian Ring
Bridgeport, CT, November 2, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wednesday afternoon, 4-3 in overtime, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
The Sound Tigers’ Tim Wallace tallied a hat-trick in the game, including the overtime winner, to lead Bridgeport to a come-from-behind win. The Whale received two goals and an assist from rookie Jonathan Audy-Marchessault.
The defeat snapped the Whale’s five-game winning-streak, but Connecticut did gain at least a standings point for the ninth consecutive game (7-0-0-2).
“It’s 3-1 and you’re giving up odd-man chances, that’s no good,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander.
“We were feeling good about ourselves going into the third period,” said Whale forward John Mitchell. It’s a couple mental lapses that ended up costing us the third period and eventually in overtime.”
The Sound Tigers had opened up the scoring with Wallace’s first goal of the season, as his wrist shot snuck past Whale goaltender