By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, November 16, 2012 - Alexandre Bolduc and Chris Brown scored third-period goals for the Portland Pirates Friday night against the Connecticut Whale, and former Whale Chad Johnson made 29 saves, in a 2-1 Portland victory at the XL Center.
Brandon Segal scored the only Whale goal, with only 36 seconds left in the third period, and Johnson’s former stablemate Cam Talbot had 31 saves in the Connecticut net.
It was busy night for the officials, with the Whale having nine power plays and Portland three, but neither team could capitalize on a man advantage.
Play was one-sided early in Portland’s favor, as all the rubber was being fired Talbot’s way.
Even an interference minor to Brown lead to little Whale offense, as Connecticut produced just one shot on the advantage and seemed unable to find the net in the early goings of the first period.
Marek Hrivik was sent off for holding, and moments after the minor expired Portland cranked a sh...