The cruelest month

Month Record Pts Pct.
January 2011 1-8-2-1*  .208
December 2006  4-9-0-0 .308
January 2005 3-7-0-1 .318
January 2010 3-7-1-4 .366

*-With one game remaining. If it’s a win: 2-8-2-1, .269.

Talk about your midseason doldrums. Those are the four worst points percentages in a full calendar month in 10 years of Sound Tigers hockey. (April 2006 was 1-4-2-0 for .286.) And with a game to go, this one has clinched.

Despite penalties, despite poor work getting line changes, despite turnovers, Bridgeport had chances in this one. The Sound Tigers were forcing turnovers early. They came back from 2-0 down in the first and tied it.

They couldn’t finish the comeback.


Pat Bingham didn’t like Bridgeport’s dump-ins and changes in the first or, really, in the third. Stalock almost caught them changing a time or two. “It’s aggravating, for a coach who’s really made this a major issue in order to win games,” he said. “It’s something that really needs to be cleaned up.

Tomas Marcinko was out sick; he had no energy, Bingham said. Jason Pitton, flipped over on a Sean Sullivan hip check that was a sight to behold, landed on the back of his neck and was held out as a precaution. He’s day-to-day.

Prescout. The Monarchs took over first place again in the Atlantic. Maybe the good news is Manchester is the only place Bridgeport has defeated the Monarchs this year. (And Kevin Poulin was in goal.) Hey, I won’t be there, but Phil will be, so stop by here for a liveblog off the radio.

And Pete Michaud on Norfolk’s journey home Wednesday night. Good gravy.

Michael Fornabaio