Manchester, NH, December 21, 2012 – Kris Newbury scored two goals and added an assist, Marek Hrivik had a goal and an assist, and Cam Talbot made 39 saves, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs by a score of 5-2 Friday night at Verizon Wireless Arena.
The Whale also got two assists from Steven Delisle, his first career AHL points after joining the team earlier in the week from Greenville of the ECHL, and two helpers from Chad Kolarik. Marc-Andre Cliché scored both Manchester goals.
The Whale won despite being outshot 41-29 in the game.
The Whale, who had absorbed a 9-2 pounding from the Monarchs less than two weeks before, December 8 in Manchester, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Hrivik and Newbury.
Hrivik opened the scoring with his third of the season at 7:54, set up by a Newbury centering pass out of the left-wing corner. The Monarchs left Hrivik alone in front of the goal, and he waited for Manchester starting goalte...