Going short on this one in hopes of making it home, so a couple of notes of note:
–Casey Cizikas said he didn’t realize his first goal went in. Took him a second. No mistake about the second one.
–Anders Nilsson called that “probably the best defensive game we’ve played. … They had a lot of shots, but most of them were from the blue line, from the boards. I saw pretty much every shot.”
–Bridgeport shortened the bench late in the second and in the third. Haley-Frischmon-Marcinko, Ullstrom-Colliton-Romano, DiBenedetto-Cizikas-Wallace. In the third, Backman had a few shifts, Kissel had I think one, McNeely didn’t play. The three lines as reassembled, “I thought, gave us the best opportunity to win tonight,” Brent Thompson said. “The three lines were going well. They were carrying momentum.” He said he was looking for players to win battles on the wall, looking for second effort, players who were strong on the puck. They also went down to five defensemen, leaving Olesky out, late in the third.
–The four later regulation-time game-winners:
–Nov. 1, 2008, Jack Hillen at Binghamton (9.3)*
–Oct. 10, 2009, Sean Bentivoglio at Wilkes-Barre (10.0)
–March 13, 2004, Jeff Hamilton vs. Hartford (13.5)
–Jan. 31, 2009, Ben Walter vs. Portland (14.4)
–Got a kick out of this tweet from Rhett Rakhshani about Latino Night.
Team’s off tomorrow. Back at it Monday. Chat Tuesday. Game Wednesday morning. Busy week, come to think of it.
*-You’ll recall the funny part about that one.