Monday, April 18, 2011
Derek Couture and John Mitchell each scored a goal and an assist to lead the Connecticut Whale to a 3-1 win over the Portland Pirates in Game 3 of their Atlantic Division Semifinal played tonight in front of 3,201 at the AL Center.
The Pirates lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Tommy Grant netted the other Whale goal while Wade Redden collected two assists.
Mark Voakes netted the lone goal for Portland. Mark Parrish was stopped on a penalty shot in the third with the Pirates trailing 3-1.
Grant opened scoring three minutes into the game to give the Whale the lead but Voakes answered with 53 seconds remaining in the opening period to send the two teams into the intermission tied at one. Couture scored the lone goal of the second to give the Whale a 2-1 lead heading into the third. Mitchell added an insurance goal in the third to complete the scoring.
The Pirates out shot the Whale 30-22 in the game as David Leggio took the loss.
The Allied Home Mortgage Three Stars of the Game were all from the Whale. Goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris was the first, Couture the second and Mitchell the third.
Pirates Playoff Hockey MISSION: 16W, powered by Time Warner Cable continues with Game 4 of the Atlantic Division Semifinal against the Whale Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the XL Center. The game can be heard live on 95.5 News Talk WLOB beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.
Game 5 of the best-of-seven series will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. The first 2,000 fans into the game will receive thundersticks courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Get your tickets at the Civic Center Box Office, by calling (207) 775-3458 or at portlandpirates.com.