By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, November 24, 2012 - Chad Kolarik scored a goal in each period Saturday Night at the XL Center, as the Connecticut Whale knocked off the Norfolk Admirals by a count of 5-2.
The matchup was third of four meetings between the two squads this season; Norfolk won the first two in an October weekend sweep. The defending Calder Cup champions were just a point behind Connecticut in the Eastern Conference prior to the loss.
The Whale began the first period with several minutes of sustained pressure. “There’s no perfect hockey game… The togetherness tonight was where we needed to be and we’ll continue to work on the mistakes”, Coach Ken Gernander said of the performance.
John Kurtz was called for interference immediately after a face-off in Norfolk’s attacking end at 2:21, and Connecticut capitalized. Marek Hrivik went in to the corner and shoveled a backhand pass to Kolarik in the slot. Frederik Andersen came up with the first two stops but Kola...