By Brian Ring
Springfield, MA, November 26, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale rallied from two goals down to defeat the Springfield Falcons, 3-2, at the MassMutual Center Saturday night.
Andreas Thuresson had two goals, including the late game-winning score, to help make the Whale a perfect 3-0 against the Falcons this season.
“It was a pretty gutty win, I think,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “They’ve been doing that a lot, persevering in the third period. It’s a big win on the road for them.”
Connecticut native Cam Atkinson had put the Falcons on the board first, turning in the slot and firing a wrist shot past Whale goaltender Chad Johnson (26 saves) 4:11 into the first period. Alexandre Giroux and Nick Drazenovic assisted on the goal, the only scoring of the period, during which the Falcons outshot the Whale 9-4.
Springfield increased their lead to 2-0 at 9:46 of the second, as Drazenovic scored off a deflection from a Whale defender. Johnson had made several stops on in-...