Albany Devils 3, Connecticut Whale 2 (SO)
By Brian Ring
Albany, NY, October 14, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale fell to the Albany Devils Friday night, 3-2 in a shootout, at the Times-Union Center. Andre Deveaux and Carl Hagelin both scored for the Whale and Kris Newbury assisted on both goals, to give him five points in three games (3-2-5).
Joe Whitney and Matt Anderson scored for Albany, who received a game-winning shootout goal from Matt Taormina to seal the come-from-behind victory.
“We stopped going to them,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “I didn’t like the way we started the [third] period. We stopped forcing the issue or attacking them and I thought we made some plays that were a little bit lax.”
The first period did not see either goaltender face very many quality chances, but Deveaux helped the Whale get the game’s first power-play opportunity when he was taken down by Mike Sislo at 18:33. With newcomer Brendan Bell and Newbury quarterbacking the power-play, Deveaux def...