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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Weekly Whale

With only seven games left in the regular season, the Whale find themselves struggling to get on a hot streak and in danger of letting Bridgeport claim the Northeast Division. Friday evening saw the Whale fall behind 3-0 only 8 minutes into the game as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came out of the gate like gangbusters. It was an even match the rest of the way and Wilkes-Barre rode the early three goal barrage to a 3-0 victory.

Saturday saw the Whale recover and overcome uneven play with a man advantage en route to a 3-0 victory over Adirondack. The loss by Adirondack was a major blow to their hopes of winning the division and they will instead be fighting for a playoff spot the rest of the way. The win gives the Whale a six point cushion on ninth place Portland and it would take a collapse for the Whale to miss the playoffs at this point.

The Whale host Providence today and then have only two home games remaining, Friday the 6th and Friday the 13th before the postseason starts. With no more games against Bridgeport, the Whale are going to have to count on other teams to beat the Sound Tigers if they are to win the Division.

Meanwhile, that's not a misprint, Norfolk has won an amazing 22 straight games, their last loss coming way back on February 5.

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