Connecticut Whale 4, Norfolk Admirals 1
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, May 7, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Monday night in Hartford to even their Eastern Conference Semifinal series at two games apiece. Game Five will be played Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:00 PM).
Scott Tanski recorded the game-winning goal and Kris Newbury supplied a goal and an assist in front of Cam Talbot’s 19 saves, as the Whale took Game Four at home.
Richard Panik notched the only goal of the game for Norfolk.
“I thought our team defense was real good tonight,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “Obviously, [Talbot] had a bounce-back and was very good for us.”
“It was a big game for us to square the series and I thought we played very well tonight.”
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault gave the Whale the first lead of the game late in the first period, wristing a shot through the legs of Norfolk goaltender Dustin Tokarski (21 saves) with under a minute to...