Connecticut Whale 4, Providence Bruins 1
By Brian Ring
Providence, RI, December 2, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Providence Bruins, 4-1, Friday night before 7,352 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. Mats Zuccarello scored and added an assist for the Whale, while Jordan Owens and Jared Nightingale both had two assists. Scott Tanski collected his first professional goal in the game for Connecticut.
The win was the third straight for the Whale, who climbed to 29 points and remained in first place in the Northeast Division.
Tanski put the Whale ahead 1-0 at 6:13 of the first period, as he scored the first goal of his AHL career, getting his stick on a Nightingale shot that trickled through the pads of Providence goaltender Anton Khudobin (20 saves). Nightingale and Jordan Owens both assisted on Tanski’s goal, which just had enough momentum to cross the goal line for the Whale advantage.
“The Owens, Tanski, Tommy Grant line had two big goals to start the game for us…...