One long shift turned into a wide-open game-winner. One more minute turned into a two-goal lead. An empty-net goal from the other side of the rink put it away.
One little broken-play power-play goal was the difference for over 40 minutes. Bridgeport tied it on one nice setup and one nice shot.
That was the only one Pielmeier gave them. After a one-day delay, they got this one in.
Chat tomorrow at 1:30.
Attendance: 6,901, and the Nighthawks thank you. Obviously, that’s based off Sunday’s sales/distributions. Was surprised to see 300 people or so show up, honestly. It looked, as noted on Twitter, like a really bad Wednesday. Some spots would have been more full on a really bad Wednesday, but still.
Justin DiBenedetto, best I can tell, is day-to-day. Given the way he was mugging behind me while I was trying to talk to Mark Katic, my guess is he’s better than not.
Tony Romano is Bridgeport’s nominee for the Yanick Dupre Award for charity and community work.
(And yes, it’s that time of year… Fake Team Awards balloting begins this weekend. Keep an eye out.)
Eric Hornick did the math: Al Montoya will be a Group 6 free agent — that is, unrestricted.
And RIP, Lattimore Brown.