Whale Win Northeast Division Battle via Connecticut Whale

Connecticut would tie the game on their own power-play with 7:34 left to play in the first, as Jonathan Audy-Marchessault wristed a shot top –shelf on Zatkoff for the 20th goal of his rookie campaign. Kris Newbury and Tim Erixon both assisted on the play.

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Whale Get Back on Winning Track in Manchester via Connecticut Whale

The rookie defenseman found Audy-Marchessault in the high slot for a forehand-backhand move that netted the 19th goal of his rookie season at 8:45. It was his sixth goal, to go with four assists, against the Sound Tigers.


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Whale Double up Falcons via Connecticut Whale

The Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 6-3, Friday night at the XL Center. Andre Deveaux scored twice for the Whale, including the game-winner, as did Ryan Bourque, and Mats Zuccarello (1-2-3), Kris Newbury (0-3-3) and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (0-3-3) all recorded three points, in Connecticut’s sixth win in seven tries (6-0-1-0).

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Whale Extend Win Streak to Five with Victory at Manchester via Connecticut Whale

Wellman would strike first as the beneficiary of hard corner work by Audy-Marchessault, as Audy-Marchessault dug the puck out and passed to Wellman as he sprinted into the slot. Wellman’s shot beat Manchester goaltender. Wellman would return the favor with a great pass to Audy-Marchessault just nine seconds later, as Audy-Marchessault put the Whale up 2-0. Audy-Marchessault sent a rocket of a one-timer past Jones from the left faceoff circle, the two goals coming just one second shy of the franchise record for fastest consecutive goals.

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Wolski, Whale Victimize Falcons in OT via Connecticut Whale

Audy-Marchessault would tie the game for Connecticut with just 3:06 left to play in the third period, as he took the puck up the ice nearly end-to-end and scored on Legace with a quick snap-shot. The goal was Audy-Marchessault’s 17th of the season and came unassisted, as he intercepted a Ryan Garlock pass in the Whale zone before turning and sprinting up ice. “That was a great goal by [Audy-Marchessault],” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander of the winger’s late tying goal. “A great shot, that was a huge goal.”


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