Worcester, MA, November 17, 2012 – Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque scored goals 1:17 apart in the third period Saturday night at the DCU Center, to erase a 1-0 deficit and give the Connecticut Whale a 2-1 win over the Worcester Sharks.
Cam Talbot made 23 saves in the Whale net in the victory, which snapped a two-game Connecticut losing streak. Brodie Reid scored the only Worcester goal, and Alex Stalock made 21 stops for the Sharks.
The first period was tightly played and scoreless until the 17:29 mark, when Reid, playing his first game of the season, scored to give Worcester a 1-0 lead. Reid tracked down a bouncing puck near the blue line and moved down left wing, before snapping a shot through Whale defenseman Matt Gilroy’s legs and past Talbot’s catching glove side.
The Whale pushed back strongly after that goal, but were unable to get anything by Stalock, despite several good chances.
Both goaltenders had to make some sparkling saves in a scoreless second period...