Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Albany, NY, October 24, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale earned their first win in five games on the season Wednesday night at the Times Union Center, scoring five straight goals after giving up the first goal of the game, on the way to a 5-2 victory over the Albany Devils. Brandon Segal had a goal and an assist to lead the Whale, J.T. Miller, Tommy Grant and Andrew Yogan all scored their first goals of the season, and Kyle Jean also scored.  Chad Kolarik had two assists, and Jason Missiaen made 31 saves to get his first career AHL win.  Mike Hoeffel and Jacob Josefson scored for Albany. The Devils struck first, with a goal late in the first period.  Hoeffel fought off Sean Collins’ check in the slot and stuffed a loose puck past the stick side of Missiaen at 17:44, after Matt Anderson’s shot from near the blue line was blocked. The Whale, however, would dominate the second period on the scoreboard, tallying three times against Devil goaltender Keith Kinkaid (21 saves). The first two came in a span of 61 seconds, starting at 8:56 when Segal got his third of the season.  After intercepting an Albany pass in center ice, Segal tried to push his way past Albany defender Matthew Corrente to the front of the net off left wing.  The puck went off Segal’s stick, but slipped through Kinkaid’s pads and just over the goal line. Then, at 9:57, Miller made a nice individual effort to score his first pro goal.  A pass by Kolarik sent Miller into the offensive zone and Miller made a slick move in the slot to get past Devil defenseman Adam Larsson, before beating Kinkaid with a deke to the forehand. Grant made it 3-1 for the Whale at 18:46, capitalizing on a mistake by rookie Devil blueliner Raman Hrabarenka.  Hrabarenka fumbled the puck away in his own zone, allowing Grant to break in alone and beat Kinkaid through the legs. Yogan scored on a power play at 9:18 at the third to up the margin to 4-1, taking a pass from Kolarik and putting a shot past Kinkaid’s catching glove from the top of the left circle.  The Whale’s fifth straight goal in the game was Jean’s team-leading fourth of the year, as he finished a nice three-way passing play at 12:11, after being set up by Marek Hrivik. Albany got one goal back on a power play at 16:42, with Josefson connecting from the left circle off of a feed from Hrabarenka, but the Devils could get no closer, and the Whale improved to 1-3-1 on the year. The Whale’s next action is on home ice at the XL Center this Friday, October 26 against the Hershey Bears.  Faceoff is 7:00 PM, and, as at all Friday home games this season, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers until 8:00.  Also, as a special treat, all fans at this Friday’s game will receive a voucher for a free hot dog.  Tickets for that game, and all Whale regular season home games at the XL Center, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. To continue reading, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. Connecticut Whale 5 at Albany Devils 2 Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Times Union Center Connecticut 0 3 2 - 5 Albany 1 0 1 - 2 1st Period-1, Albany, Hoeffel 2 (Anderson, Kelly), 17:44. Penalties-Newbury Ct (cross-checking, unsportsmanlike conduct, misconduct - abuse of officials), 0:38; Hoeffel Alb (interference), 9:46; Leach Alb (interference), 18:02. 2nd Period-2, Connecticut, Segal 3 8:56. 3, Connecticut, Miller 1 (Kolarik, Tessier), 9:57. 4, Connecticut, Grant 1 18:46. Penalties-Larsson Alb (tripping), 4:37; Hrivik Ct (holding), 14:27; Tedenby Alb (hooking), 14:27. 3rd Period-5, Connecticut, Yogan 1 (Kolarik, Pyett), 9:18 (PP). 6, Connecticut, Jean 4 (Hrivik, Segal), 12:11. 7, Albany, Josefson 3 (Hrabarenka, Tedenby), 16:42 (PP). Penalties-Larsson Alb (hooking), 0:22; Collins Ct (boarding), 3:09; Zalewski Alb (cross-checking), 8:24; served by Grant Ct (bench minor - too many men), 15:51. Shots on Goal-Connecticut 10-11-5-26. Albany 12-9-12-33. Power Play Opportunities-Connecticut 1 / 5; Albany 1 / 4. Goalies-Connecticut, Missiaen 1-2-0 (33 shots-31 saves). Albany, Kinkaid 1-2-0 (26 shots-21 saves). A-2,593 Referees-David Banfield (77). Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Steeve Lemay (64). Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

Is Sting making his WWE debut at Survivor Series?


Eric Decker: It's tough watching Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos

Semaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon's rushing record

Report: Chip Kelly, Eagles GM not seeing eye-to-eye

Pete Carroll open to playing Richard Sherman at WR

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled for so long'

Red Sox have best offer on table for Pablo Sandoval?

WATCH: Young reporter asks Helfrich funny question

Sager makes first appearance since leukemia diagnosis

Harvard kicker wears glasses

WATCH: Tennessee fans go a little overboard celebrating TD

Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Report: Mike Gundy pursuing Florida job

WATCH: Jameis Winston gets away with shoving an official

WATCH: Georgia's Chris Conley makes diving TD catch

WATCH: Nebraska blocks field goal, returns it for TD

Florida DL shows support for Will Muschamp with eye black

WATCH: Javale McGee kisses elderly fan sitting courtside

WATCH: Tim Tebow busts out a brief Steve Spurrier impression

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Which NFL team will get the #1 pick?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.