Missed Opportunity

The Whale let a big opportunity slip away tonight in their 3-2 loss in Portland,  which they led, 2-1, going into the third period.

Bridgeport lost as well, 5-2 at Albany, just their second regulation loss in the last 22 games, so if the Whale had won, they would have moved two points ahead of the Sound Tigers and into sole possession of first place in the Northeast Division.  As it is, the two teams remain tied at 66 points apiece, and Bridgeport has two more wins than the Whale, and two games in hand.

The Whale are all of a sudden having an awfully tough time scoring goals, as both of their scores in tonight’s game came in a span of 25 seconds in the second period.  Other than that burst, since their 5-1 home win last Friday over the Pirates, the Whale have scored one goal in three games.  Luckily, the penalty kill has been outstanding, 27/27 in the last six games and 53/55 in the last 14, and Chad Johnson was solid again…didn’t have much of a chance on any of the three goals.

The Whale pressed pretty hard after the Pirates took the lead, and Portland goaltender Justin Pogge seemed to be fighting the puck a bit, but the Whale could never get the equalizer.  It was kind of a funny game–Portland had a goal disallowed late in the second on what seemed to be a bit of a phantom goaltender interference penalty, and it also looked as if the Pirates definitely should have been called for interference on a hit on Andre Deveaux right before the winning goal.

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2 Responses to “Missed Opportunity”

  1. chris Says:

    are there any kinda of penlites besides a to many men that are considered bench minors/majors.

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