Diana had a neat note this morning about Jon Sim and Terry Murray.
Kenny Reiter vs. Cal Heeter, with Yann Danis hurt.
Corey tweets them as such:
D: Donovan (A)-Cantin
Diana has the Phantoms:
F: McGinn (A)-Newbury-Akeson
D: Manning (A)-Gervais
R: Mayer, McIsaac. L: Emanatian, Lemay.
Banwell makes his Bridgeport debut.
—Prescout, while we’re looking up box scores. (Barring some crazy change of plans, we’ll be liveblogging Friday’s game, too. Sorry to miss the lone Utica trip, but looks unavoidable.)
–The teams trade penalties four seconds apart (Bridgeport’s after a giveaway), so lots of four-on-four.
–Lee’s first pro fight doesn’t go particularly well; sweater comes over his head, and Brandon Manning gets him down. Bridgeport has had chances without success.
–No score after one. Adirondack had a couple of big scoring chances in the last 30 seconds, but Reiter made the stops.
–Three power plays in the early going of the second; Bridgeport kills one, then Adirondack kills two. Reiter took a couple of bumps; Ben Holmstrom was called for interference on the second.
–Anders Lee scores on a second rebound to give the Sound Tigers a 1-0 lead at 12:02 of the second. Strome gets the lone assist, giving him a seven-game scoring streak.
–Reiter’s big on some late power plays, and that 1-0 lead holds up through 40 minutes. The Phantoms outshot Bridgeport 17-7 in the period, 25-19 tonight.
–History buff in me gets a kick out of hearing the call of a Brown to Bordson combination. Third period is underway.
–(Bah, I’ll admit it’s a stretch, but whatever.)
–Heeter for a slash, Halmo for unsportsmanlike conduct, and it’s another long four-on-four.
–Keenan’s second minor of the game, sixth leading to a power play in the past three games, gives the Phantoms their sixth power play with 13:04 left.
–Good news for Bridgeport: Kris Newbury takes a penalty midway through that Keenan minor. Bad news: Marc Cantin goes with him, putting Bridgeport two defensemen down.
–Minor survived; 11 minutes left.
–A Cullen Eddy hold on Nick Larson ends a string of four consecutive Phantoms power plays.
–You may remember something interesting about Kenny Reiter’s two professional shutouts; we looked them up March 16, during that scoreless draw in Hershey. Reiter had two shutouts last year for Fort Wayne. One was a 1-0 win at Evansville. One was a shootout loss at Kalamazoo after 65 minutes of scoreless hockey. Never easy for the man. Six minutes to go tonight in Glens Falls.
–Heeter out around 1:08 to go.
–Time out, Bridgeport, 21.7 left after an icing.
–The Phantoms jam at it late, and the red light goes on, but it’s ruled off the post. Time expires. They’re going to take a look at it.
–Apparently no goal, as the teams are departing. Bob says no signal from Tim Mayer, but no goal: Bridgeport 1, Adirondack 0, final, Kenny Reiter’s first AHL shutout. He’s 4-1-2 in the past seven.
–The Sound Tigers’ last 1-0 win was Feb. 18, 2009, the Sean Avery game at Hartford. Kurtis McLean on a rebound in the first; 23 saves for Nathan Lawson.
–“He obviously played the three-in-three, and then I gave him a chance to get in there abd battle because of how well he played,” Scott Pellerin said. “He responded with some huge saves.” Good rebound control, a solid night. And beyond Reiter, “the guys stuck together and played a very good 60 minutes. We had lapses; they had lapses.”
On the penalty kill, forwards got in shooting lanes; “Doug Holewa has done a good job with the penalty kill. Guys are starting to get the fundamentals and all that they need to do. We’re teaching a lot of guys who’ve never killed before.”
Scoring chances in the first period: “We sustained a lot of offensive-zone play. Langkow, Bruton, Larson, they generated some offensive-zone time. Sundstrom, Wiles, Simmer and Quine were very good, generated secondary chances. They kept the forecheck in there. Strome’s line played well. Wetmore, JJ. We were killing penalties.” He liked Banwell’s game, “some good, quality plays.” There were some turnovers, but part of that was that the Phantoms were keeping pucks in and forcing them to make more plays than they might’ve otherwise. “Some were good. Some, we’ll watch tomorrow.”
The day-to-day types, it sounded like, all had a good skate today, and they’ll be evaluated further tomorrow. We’ll try to check in then.