Worcester, MA, November 10, 2012 – Christian Thomas had his first two-goal game as a pro, and Kris Newbury added two assists, to lead the Connecticut Whale to a 6-2 win over the Worcester Sharks Saturday night at the DCU Center.
The Whale also got goals from Logan Pyett, Tommy Grant and J.T. Miller, and Chris Kreider, Chad Kolarik and Matt Gilroy had two assists apiece. Cam Talbot made 21 saves. Sena Acolatse had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, and John McCarthy had two assists.
The Whale had never led in their previous two games, both losses to Springfield, but they jumped on top only 1:24 into Saturday’s game, on Newbury’s team-leading fifth goal of the season. After Kreider hustled hard to prevent an icing, the Sharks failed to get the puck out up the boards and it deflected to Newbury at the top of the circles. With both Thomas and Kreider screening Worcester goaltender Harri Sateri (19 saves), Newbury’s snapshot got through on the glove side.