Gibson hurt, big firsts: Providence postgame

Haven’t had a chance to go over more than what’s on Twitter and the box tonight, but Christopher Gibson left the game after one period after reportedly being run into in the first. Haven’t heard any word on severity or anything. (Were they to need someone, Parker Milner is in Alaska.)

Firsts galore at the other end of the ice, though, leading to Bridgeport’s first 4-0, all-in-regulation start, and a chance to be 5-0 for the first time tomorrow night. Adam Pelech finally scored his first professional goal, short-handed and reportedly through the net. Scott Mayfield got his first against a goalie in 93 AHL games; he’d had the empty-netter last year. This comes a game after Kevin Czuczman broke a 50-game AHL drought. And then Kirill Petrov gets his first in North America, and Ross Johnston gets his first as a pro.

Three points, meanwhile, for Alan Quine. Three power-play goals, meanwhile, for Providence (one, though, a five-on-three).

Just 39 shots combined. Single digits in each period for both teams. Impressive.

I’m still thawing out from football, so perhaps more later, or perhaps more Saturday.

–Oops, 11:55, one just caught: Bridgeport hadn’t had Fred Leblanc and Cameron Voss together before, but it was still 0-3-1-0 with each of them working… before tonight.

Michael Fornabaio