Springfield, MA, January 18, 2013 – Kris Newbury scored on the first shift of the game for the Connecticut Whale Friday night at the MassMutual Center, and again with 34 seconds left in the third, but the Springfield Falcons scored four goals in between for a 4-2 victory.
“I thought we had a good start, scoring on the first shift obviously helps, but we had a little letdown and they were able to capitalize,” Newbury said. “They’ve got skilled forwards that can put the puck in the net. So we’ve just got to tighten it up.”
Nick Drazenovic and former Whale Tim Erixon had a goal and an assist each for the Falcons, and Allen York made 24 saves. Mike Vernace assisted on both of Newbury’s goals for the Whale.
Newbury scored on a partial breakaway at the 49-second mark, on the game’s first shot.
Vernace sent a perfect lead pass through center ice to Newbury, who got a step on the Springfield defense and fired a shot past York high to the stick side.
Erixon got that go...