Whale Rally to Defeat Falcons, 3-2 via Connecticut Whale

Pavel Valentenko scored for the Whale to cut the deficit to one with his first goal of the season. Mats Zuccarello and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault tallied the assists on the goal. Audy-Marchessault extended a point streak to three games with the assist. The Whale tied it on Thuresson’s bad angle shot at 14:09 of the third period. Audy-Marchessault recorded his second assist of the contest on Thuresson’s first goal of the game.

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Whale, Bell with More OT Magic via Connecticut Whale

Audy-Marchessault and Hagelin certainly paid the price as time was running out in regulation. With John Mitchell off for holding, Audy-Marchessault took a pass from Erixon and raced down left wing and put a shot on McIlhinney. Hagelin’s rebound try was stopped, but Audy-Marchessault recovered to poke in his sixth goal for his 13th point, tying Mitchell for the team lead.

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Bell's Late Goal Pulls out OT Win for Whale via Connecticut Whale

Moments later, Sound Tigers defenseman Anton Klementyev lost control of the puck, which Whale rookie wing Jonathan Audy-Marchessault stole behind the net and passed to the right circle to Bouchard, who tallied his first goal in his third game with the Whale since being acquired from the Washington Capitals for defenseman Tomas Kundratek on Nov. 8.

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Whale Battle to Shootout Win in Albany via Connecticut Whale

“It was a good shooter’s mentality on the power play, and creating some traffic in front always helps,” Gernander said. “He’s a skilled guy, but he’s courageous, too, not just a perimeter guy who picks up his cookies on the power play. He battles hard on the wall both offensively and defensively.” It gave Audy-Marchessault five goals and five assists in seven games after he went scoreless in the first five and made him the first Whale player to reach double digits in points. He also assisted on Hagelin’s goal to increase his team-leading point total to 11.


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Little Buddies: A Friendly Get-Together On The Whale via The Hartford Courant

All three are listed at 5-9. They are used to being doubted. "We're all kind of different players, but we're all small," Tessier said. "We need to work hard and find our space. We never let [size] affect us and that's why we've gotten to this level. "All my life it has been following me," Marchessault said. "I want to prove everybody wrong and continue my dream." Marchessault has been something of an offensive revelation, piling up nine points in six games after going scoreless in his first five.

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