Glens Falls, NY, October 28, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 4-2, Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The win was the fourth straight for the Whale, who moved into first place in the Northeast Division with their triumph over the Phantoms.
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The Whale swept the season’s first stretch of three games in three nights this past weekend, defeating the Manchester Monarchs, 5-0, on Friday before a home-and-home set with the Springfield Falcons. Connecticut rallied to defeat the Falcons in their first meeting of the season, 2-1, Saturday in Springfield. The two teams met again Sunday at the XL Center, where the Whale handled their opponent with a 4-1 victory. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault put together his best weekend as a pro, netting two goals and two assists in the last two games, including his first AHL score. Connecticut’s three straight victories tied them with the Adirondack Phantoms with ten points at the top of the AHL’s Northeast Division.
WHALE WEEKLY: October 3-9, 2011
The Whale are set to hit the road this weekend, as they open up the 15th season of American Hockey League action in the city of Hartford. Connecticut will begin the year with a pair of road tilts, as they open the season Saturday at Adirondack to face the Phantoms before heading south to take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Sunday.
The Whale open up the 2011-12 season with two straight road games this weekend, beginning with Saturday’s meeting with the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls, NY (7:00 PM). Connecticut will then face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday (5:05 PM) at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in the first of four games with the Pens this season.
The have three back-to-back games with the same team. The first with St. Johns, last season’s Manitoba Moose, on the road November 12 and 13 and then in Norfolk on January 13 and 14. They get a pair with Portland at home on March 18 and 23.
The Whale will also take part in two 11am starting times. The first in Bridgeport against the Sound Tigers on November 2nd and then at the XL Center on February 28th against the Worcester Sharks.
CHECKERS BURN PHANTOMS IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER
Murphy makes 37 saves; Boychuk scores winner in seventh round
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Zach Boychuk’s goal in the seventh round of the shootout was the difference as the Charlotte Checkers defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 3-2, on Saturday evening at Glens Falls Civic Center.
The Whale (26-22-2-5, 59 pts.) journeyed to Canada for the only time this season this past week, losing to the Toronto Marlies by a 9-2 score on Wednesday before rebounding nicely to defeat the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night, 3-2. Connecticut then won its second straight on the road, defeating the Providence Bruins, 4-1, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Sunday afternoon. The 2-1-0-0 week lifted the Whale into third place in the Atlantic Division. Brodie Dupont notched two goals and three assists over the first three games of the Whale’s current four-game road trip, which ends Friday at Adirondack.
SAMSON’S LATE GOAL LIFTS CHECKERS OVER PHANTOMS
Murphy makes 32 saves, now 7-3-0 in last 10 starts
The Whale is on a 6-0-0-2 roll, and has won a season-high four straight games, after sweeping a pair of home outings this past weekend. The Whale thumped the first-place Manchester Monarchs, 5-1, on Saturday night at the XL Center, and then gutted out a 4-3 win over the Adirondack Phantoms on Sunday. The two triumphs moved the Whale over .500, to 12-11-2-4 for 30 points, and into sole possession of fourth place in the Atlantic Division. Linemates Mats Zuccarello (2-2-4) and Kris Newbury (1-3-4) paced the offense in the two games, with four points apiece, and Newbury has strung together a team season-high six-game point and assist streak (2-9-11). Continue reading