Norfolk, VA, May 2, 2012 - Andreas Thuresson’s goal at 2:53 of overtime gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Norfolk Admirals Wednesday night at Scope Arena, in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the two teams.
The victory kept the Whale perfect in the postseason, as Connecticut now sports a 4-0 record in 2012 playoff games.
Thuresson’s winner, his first career pro playoff OT goal, was a long slapshot from the left-wing side that Admiral goaltender Dustin Tokarski stopped with his stick. The puck went off of the stick and up in the air, though, and found its way over Tokarski’s left shoulder before trickling over the goal line.
“Owie (Jordan Owens) was driving good to the net,” Thuresson said about the game-winning play, “and I just shot it through his legs and through the defenseman’s legs, hopefully for a rebound for him or for Bourqueie (Ryan Bourque) driving the net, and it ended up going in. That’s what happens in playoffs.”
The overtime ...