St. John’s 1 postgame thoughts

Terse thoughts on Bridgeport’s 2-1 shootout loss, ’cause it’s what time?

F: Mouillierat (A)-Quine-McDonald
Halmo (A)-Sundstrom-Collberg
D: Ness (C)-Pulock
G: Poulin

R: McIsaac, Garon. L: Vail, Day.

After the first Bridgeport power play, swap Graham and Mayfield. (Though most of the beginning of the first was slightly mixed-and-matched after a longish Pulock shift.)

The IceCaps started with 17 skaters — seven guys injured, one called up Saturday — and lost another mid-game. Gutsy effort with all they’re missing. Seemed to be a pretty entertaining game. Scoring chances, a decent pace, some long stretches without a whistle. The goalies were both strong down the stretch — good all night, it sounded, but best in the third and OT — combining for 75 saves. (Kevin Poulin had a couple of pretty good nights in St. John’s in the spring, too.)

Bridgeport’s fourth power play was its best. Mouillierat was open in front off the draw, and Connor Hellebuyck appeared to get a piece to send it over the top. It was a shooting gallery for a while the rest of that shift. Power play finished 0-for-6, though, with some other chances along the way.

First Bridgeport game for referee Alex Garon. Brian Rogers did not seem eager to see him again. Seems to have worked a little bit of everywhere, maybe most notably the QMJHL.

Jesse Graham on a four-game scoring streak, including goals in two in a row.

Sound Tigers in white with the IceCaps in blue third jerseys.

Colin McDonald was taking some right-circle faceoffs on a line with the two lefties.

Overtime split: 3:21 of four-on-four, 3:39 of three-on-three.

Elsewhere, in the SPHL, the Huntsville-Peoria game was called after a player suffered a horrific skate cut to his leg.

And more happily, Jakob Markstrom’s on a major shutout streak.

All right, more in a few hours.

Michael Fornabaio