Giant (Margin Of Victory) Center

For a while last night, a typo credited Scott Munroe with 60 minutes played for his two periods of work. After he made 19 saves in the third, already down 9-2, to make 33 overall, why not? He stopped a full game’s worth of shots.

Seriously, how do you beat the Bears at Giant Center?

The last time they didn’t win at home was Nov. 28. It was a shootout loss to Adirondack. Or, as we used to call it, a “tie.”

(They lost the game before that to Providence, 4-1, Nov. 25.)

As noted on the liveblog, they haven’t trailed on home ice since that postponed game with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, when they trailed 3-0. They tied that game 266 minutes, 34 seconds ago. Mathieu Perreault scored the go-ahead goal in the third period. Slacker only had a hat trick in that game.

They’ve won 21 in a row in the new barn. None needed overtime. Only four were one-goal games. Two were two-goal games. Four were three-goal games. Two were four-. Five were five-. Two were six-. And now there are two seven-goal games (both 9-2).

They’ve taken down the Penguins three times; Rochester, Winnipeg, Norfolk, Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany twice; and now Hartford, Toronto, Adirondack, Lowell, Cleveland and your Bridgeport Sound Tigers one time apiece.

And they have done it by a combined 124-45.

They play a game with which we are not familiar. And they’re bringing it here Tuesday.


Paul Healey, here in training camp long enough to get a blog category, is now an assistant coach for the Florida Everblades.

KHON today at about 3:40 EST (10:40 HST), while they waited for a wave: “If you have an overdue library book, the fine will be adjusted.” Beautifully mundane on an otherwise nervous or somber day around the Pacific…

Michael Fornabaio