Connecticut Whale 6, Springfield Falcons 3
By Brian Ring
Springfield, MA, December 3, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 6-3, Saturday night in Springfield, rallying from a two-goal deficit with the help of five power-play goals in the third period.
Andre Deveaux scored twice for the Whale, while Jonathan Audy-Marchessault collected a goal and two assists, helping to move the Whale’s winning streak to four straight games, and their record against the Falcons to 4-0-0-0. Chad Johnson made 39 saves for Connecticut in game that saw them heavily outshot, 41-26.
Dane Byers scored twice for Springfield.
“The power-play really cranked it up at the end there,” said Whale coach Ken Gernander. “There were a lot of players that had a big third…that stepped up in the third.”
“Even if we’re not playing our best hockey we find ways to win,” said Johnson. “Five minutes or one period can make the game.”
The Whale were outshot, 10-2, in the game’s opening period, a result of