Connecticut Whale 1, Hershey Bears 0
Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Cam Talbot made 24 saves for his second shutout in his last three starts Sunday, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 1-0, at Giant Center. Defenseman Pavel Valentenko’s second-period goal was the only score of the game.
The Whale victory, combined with the Adirondack Phantoms’ 4-2 home loss to the Rochester Americans, clinched a playoff spot for the Whale.
“It was a great game, back and forth, I thought,” said Talbot, who also blanked the Adirondack Phantoms last Saturday night in Hartford, with 26 saves in a 3-0 win. “Both teams had some good chances, but I thought we did a great job eliminating their top guys from a lot of scoring chances, (AHL leading scorer Chris) Bourque and (Kyle) Greentree and their first line. They were around the net but really didn’t get a whole lot of quality scoring chances. I think the defense did a great job of clearing out rebounds for m...