Though summer turns to winter, and the present disappears…

Was thinking of doing this for the paper, but things were running long.

HELLO — Mike Iggulden’s natural hat trick brings Bridgeport back in the third — the first of 11 comebacks after trailing through two periods — to win the home opener Oct. 18 against Albany.
DING? — Jack Hillen’s shot appears to hit the post with 9.3 seconds left, but referee Andy Thiessen gives him a goal Nov. 1 and a 6-5 Bridgeport win at Binghamton.
BUSTING BEARS — Nathan Lawson makes 19 saves in his first AHL start Nov. 9, and two goals apiece from Jesse Joensuu and Kurtis McLean beat Hershey 4-1: The Sound Tigers’ start is for real.
WHOSE TURN? — Mike Iggulden is scheduled to compete in the accuracy-shooting event at the All-Star skills competition. Milwaukee’s Mike Santorelli thinks he hears his name, steps up — and wins the thing.
IT BEGINS — Jamie Fraser and Jeremy Colliton score eight seconds apart, the fastest by Sound Tigers, to tie San Antonio at home Feb. 8; Mike Iggulden wins it in overtime, kicking off a 13-1-0-3 run — all in just 30 days.
HI, SEAN — Nathan Lawson’s 23 saves and Kurtis McLean’s first period goal beat Hartford 1-0 Feb. 18 on the road. Joel Rechlicz is called up for the first time in a game that includes rehabbing Sean Avery.
A WHAT? PART I — Mitch Fritz receives a butt-ending major late in the third, but Bridgeport holds on to beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at home Feb. 28.
A WHAT? PART II — Albany’s Jerome Samson picks up a questionable spearing major, helping lead to several of referee Francois St. Laurent’s seven five-on-threes, and Bridgeport scores five power-play goals to beat Albany at home April 5.
BENT BUT UNBOWED — Sean Bentivoglio has a week to remember: A hat trick helps clinch a playoff berth March 31; his NHL debut comes a couple of days later; his overtime goal beats Hershey April 3.
ONE MORE FOR BENTI — Goals by Andrew MacDonald, Jon Sim and Joe Callahan bring Bridgeport back from a 4-1 deficit, and Sean Bentivoglio’s overtime goal April 19 wins Game 3 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Sound Tigers’ only playoff win

GIVEAWAYS — Bridgeport surrenders leads of 2-0 and 3-1 to lose Oct. 24 at Portland, the first of several early-season blown leads.
COASTAL BOMBARDMENT — Norfolk walks out of Harbor Yard on Dec. 6 with a 6-3, physical win. The Admirals linger near the bottom of the East Division all year but beat Bridgeport in the season series.
CASTING BLAME — Bridgeport comes from behind to tie Jan. 3 at Albany, but Bridgeport coach Jack Capuano calls out Brett Skinner for what he considered a lackadaiscal puck retrieval that led to the overtime loss. Skinner is traded for Junior Lessard 10 days later.
FLATTENED — Bridgeport never gets much going Jan. 18 in a 3-0 home loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
WHERE? — The New York Islanders announce March 28 that two Bridgeport playoff games are moving to Nassau Coliseum. Bridgeport hasn’t told its season ticketholders. The same night, in an ugly loss to Hershey, Jeremy Colliton suffers a concussion that keeps him out until Game 4 of the playoffs.
START TO FINISH — A bad start hands Lowell a 5-3 win March 29, giving Bridgeport its first three-game, regulation losing streak.
DONE BY THE START — Pascal Morency takes a penalty off the opening faceoff of the playoffs; Chris Minard’s crossbar-height rebound helps the Penguins build a 3-0 lead, and they hold on April 17 to win Game 1 at Nassau Coliseum.
LOVE-LY — Ben Lovejoy’s end-to- — well, not quite end-to-end rush, since he scores from high in the zone — ties Game 2; Chris Minard scores off a ricochet off the end boards, and the Penguins have a 2-0 series lead.
PIVOT — A decent Sound Tigers first period yields to a rough second in Game 4, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton grabs a 3-1 series lead last Wednesday at Bridgeport.
HELD OUT — The Penguins hold off Bridgeport’s comeback attempts in the third period Friday, winning Game 5 and eliminating the Sound Tigers.

Albany’s bus crashes on the Massachusetts Turnpike early in the morning of Feb. 19, postponing Bridgeport’s game there Feb. 20. Though the crash looks gruesome, no injuries are life-threatening, and the River Rats win in a shootout Feb. 25 at Bridgeport in their first game back.

Michael Fornabaio