By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, March 31, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 3-0, Saturday night before a crowd of 6,253 at the XL Center. The win allowed the Whale to snap a four-game losing streak on the back of goaltender Cam Talbot, who notched his third shutout of the season with 26 saves.
Kelsey Tessier scored twice and Casey Wellman had a goal and an assist to lead the Connecticut offense.
“That was a good rebound game for us,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “Obviously everyone is watching the standings and points, and with every passing day it becomes more important to get the two points, and gets closer to playoff-type hockey.”
Tessier gave the Whale a 1-0 lead, with what would turn out to be the game-winning goal, 13:19 into the first period, as he finished off a rebound left by Adirondack goaltender Michael Leighton (25 saves). Wade Redden’s shot from the point could not be buried by Andre Deveaux, but the puck bounced off of the pad of L...