Connecticut Whale 3, Worcester Sharks 2 (SO)
By Brian Ring
Worcester, MA, October 29, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Worcester Sharks, 3-2 in a shootout, Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Sean Avery provided the shootout winner for Connecticut, who won their fifth straight game. The Whale has earned at least a point in the standings in eight straight contests (6-0-0-2).
The first two periods of game saw no scoring by either team, but a back-and-forth third period would give way to an exciting overtime and shootout.
“They got a big power-play goal to take the lead and then we answered back with one of our own,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “We had pretty good success in the shootout to get the extra point.”
The first period saw little offense, with the Whale outshooting the Sharks by a 9-4 margin. Connecticut was afforded a pair of power-plays within the first half of the frame, but they could not capitalize against Worcester goaltender Tyson Sexs...