By Bob Crawford
The stat sheet from Sunday’s 10-2 loss to Springfield was one that the Connecticut Whale coaches probably wanted to burn and never look at again, but there was one positive on the Whale side.
That was next to the name of defenseman Sam Klassen, who was +1 in the game, the only player on the Whale team who ended the night on the plus side.
It wasn’t like Klassen was nailed to the bench, either. He played a regular shift, and was not on the ice for any of the Falcons’ 10 goals.
The second-year pro did not take any solace from that stat, though.
“I’m not going to comment much on that,” Klassen said Thursday after the Whale’s practice at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. “It was a team loss, and we’ve got to respond from Sunday night.”
And how do the Whale, as a group, go about responding to that ugly defeat, with a rematch against the Falcons looming Friday night in Springfield?
“You learn from that game,” Klassen said, “and you ta