There’s an old saying when it comes to sports, “There’s a reason it’s the minor leagues.” For the Connecticut Whale, 3-2 losers to the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin Donuts Center Sunday evening, the reason is simple – streaky inconsistency.
All season long the Whale have been winning in bunches, with five, four and three game winning streaks. Prior to Sunday’s defeat they’d lost two games in a row four times, lost four-of-five once and now they have their second three-of-their last-four streak.
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There’s a reason that Ken Gernander was the most popular player in Hartford Wolf Pack history. The ingredient that made him that, is what has made him the winningest coach in franchise history as well. Gernander is an honest, no-nonsense straight-shooter.
A stretch of four games in five days that included a highly emotional win Friday and a very physical game Saturday finally caught up with them as the Whale dropped a 4-2 decision to a Providence Bruins team looking to stave off playoff elimination in front of 8,405 at the Dunkin Donuts Center Sunday afternoon.
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Tagged AHL, Anton Khudobin, Boston Bruins, Connecticut Whale, David Ling, Derek Couture, Dov Grumet-Morris, Dunkin Donuts Center, Ken Gernander, Kirk MacDonald, Lane MacDermid, Providence Bruins, Tommy Grant, Trent Whitfield
THREE UNANSWERED GOALS LIFT BRUINS OVER CHECKERS
Whitfield’s two tallies lead Providence to 4-2 victory
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After falling behind 2-1 in the second period, the Providence Bruins scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Charlotte Checkers, 4-2, at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
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Tagged AHL, Anton Khudobin, Charlotte Checkers, Lane MacDermid, Providence Bruins, Riley Nash, Trent Whitfield, Zach Boychuk, Zack Fitzgerald
By Bruce Berlet
The countdown has reached zero.
The Whale Bowl arrives Saturday, and the Connecticut Whale and Providence Bruins are more than a little enthused about participating in the second AHL outdoor game before what will be a record AHL crowd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
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Tagged AHL, American Hockey League, Boston Bruins, Brodie Dupont, Connecticut Whale, Howard Baldwin, Kirk MacDonald, Lane MacDermid, Paul MacDermid, Providence Bruins, Rentschler Field, Toronto Maple Leafs, Zach Hamill
By Bruce Berlet
CROMWELL, CT – The Connecticut Whale bus wouldn’t get into gear after a practice in suburban Syracuse during the team’s only venture into Canada this season to Toronto and Hamilton last week.
But Johnny Davis, a bus driver for 25 years and the team’s chauffeur since the birth of the Hartford Wolf Pack in 1997, solved the problem in 90 minutes after calling his boss at Dattco.
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Tagged Adirondack Phantoms, AHL, Boston Bruins, Bruce Berlet, Chicago Blackhawks, Connecticut Whale, Denis Hamel, Detroit Red Wings, Joel Quenneville, John Paddock, Ken Gernander, Lane MacDermid, Paul MacDermid, Zach Hamill