By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, February 17, 2013 - Brandon Segal set up two goals, 16 seconds apart, in the third period to help lead the Connecticut Whale to a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday afternoon at the XL Center. Connecticut, picking up its fourth straight win, won three days straight at home to put together a six-point weekend, which is essential as playoff time gets nearer.
The rate of play was down at first; the 5,143 in attendance had little to cheer or boo about. Then Connecticut’s Christian Thomas was sent off for hooking at 4:58. With 35 seconds left in their man advantage, Manchester drew first blood. Andy Andreoff started the play at the point, exchanging the puck with Tyler Toffoli on the bench-side wall. Finally, Toffoli drove it to the slot where Linden Vey was lurking backdoor. He tucked it behind Whale netminder Jason Missiaen for Vey’s 13th of the year.
The closest Connecticut got to beating Manchester’s goalkeeper, Martin Jones, c...