Three times at the XL Center Friday night the Whale took a one-goal lead over the visiting Albany Devils. All three times the Devils were able to tie the game. Then with less than three minutes to play in regulation Albany's Harri Pesonen scored on a breakaway to give the Devils its only lead of the night, one that held up in a 4-3 victory.
Connecticut scored three different types of goals Friday: Ryan Bourque netted his fifth at even strength; Kris Newbury scored his eighth of the season, shorthanded; and Christian Thomas scored a 5-on-3 power play goal, his seventh of the year.
Cam Talbot stopped 28 of 32 shots in goal for the Whale.
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