Connecticut Whale 3, Providence Bruins 2 (SO)
By Brian Ring
Providence, RI, November 20, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale recovered from a 2-0 third-period deficit to defeat the Providence Bruins 3-2 in a shootout Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Carl Hagelin netted the shootout winner for the Whale, who won their second straight on the weekend after defeating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Friday night in Hartford, and Brendan Bell and Jordan Owens scored in the third period. Jamie Tardif had a pair of power-play goals for Providence.
“It was a good perseverant, come-from-behind win in the third,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “The guys did a great job in the third and really gutted one out. “
Providence got on the scoreboard first at 3:18 of the opening period, as Tardif tipped Carter Camper’s shot from the point past Whale goaltender Cam Talbot (18 saves). Josh Hennessy also received an assist on the goal, which came on the Bruins’ first power-play opportunity of the afterno...