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Killed, revived, killed: Hershey postgame

The penalty kill had come around the past five games. Less so today, giving up two on a boarding major (5-foot-11, 186-pound Sebastian Collberg) and one on a five-on-three. Ballgame. Sort of. Bridgeport fought its way back, one of its most dominant games at even strength in a while, helped by the defense getting involved […] [Read More]

Not today: Hershey pregame

Pretty sure Brett Gallant and the Sound Tigers were hoping he’d be ready for this one. After that fight with Michael Sdao last night, he won’t play today. What can you do? Well, you can put Dyson Stevenson in, for one thing. That appears to be the only switch for Bridgeport, aside from putting Kevin […] [Read More]
Categories: Gallant, Hershey, Pregame

Returns to the Land of Chocolate: Hershey liveblog

On Bridgeport’s last trip to Hershey, it was without Ryan Pulock, when he got his call-up and warmup. It’ll make its second (and different-kind-of-last) trip, but with Pulock this time after he missed, basically, 20 games for an entirely different reason. We’re home, unfortunately (or with the weather, maybe the opposite), but we’ll be listening […] [Read More]

Carrots and measuring sticks: Hershey postgame

That defensive-zone coverage… “terrible,” Brent Thompson said. Intensifiers optional. “The effort is there. Our effort is great, but we work stupid,” Thompson said. Stuff will happen; five-on-threes after weird or unfortunate penalties, two-on-ones moments after you nearly score yourself. And Hershey’s no slouch, with points in 13 consecutive games. But it seems every time Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Brutal bus rides: Hershey pregame

The Sound Tigers got back to town after midnight last night after a 3 p.m. game in Manchester. Hershey’s brutal ride after a 7 p.m. home game got the Bears here at almost 5 a.m. Three-in-three. Good luck, gentlemen. Last night’s three scratches get back in for Bridgeport, nine points back with 26 games to […] [Read More]
Categories: Hershey, Pregame, RIP

Without Pulock: Hershey liveblog

No roadie for us, but an extra one for Ryan Pulock, called up this afternoon to make seven defensemen with Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. We’ll hang out here and listen to a game with a suddenly thinned-out Bridgeport defense corps — these things change in a day, don’t they? good thing for versatility — […] [Read More]

Morals to the story: Hershey postgame

Granted, there are no moral victories at this level, but that may’ve been among the more inspirational 5-4 losses around here. Team ATO down 3-0 to the Hershey Bears. Bridgeport hasn’t scored more than two against anyone but Adirondack since February. Bridgeport hasn’t scored more than one against a team still alive in the playoff […] [Read More]

Who are these guys: Hershey pregame

Matt Watkins, one of the first guys out for warmup for Hershey, was the captain of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the end of last season. He played with only three guys dressed for Bridgeport tonight. Steve Oleksy only played with three, too, but that’s only because of Chris Langkow, who obviously left and came […] [Read More]