It looked like Christopher Gibson took three different good collisions last night in the first period. One from Noel Acciari, cutting to the middle and taking a bump forward from Alan Quine. One from Zack Camara, taking the post off to Gibson’s right with Bracken Kearns aiding the momentum. And the last, worst, with 7:36 to go in the period as Frankie Vatrano drove off the left wing and maybe (video was rough) getting a tug or a nudge from Joe Whitney to wind up flying into Gibson’s right leg. Took Gibson a while to get up, but he stayed in (and allowed his second and final goal not long after on a power play).
He left after one period, and he’s “day-to-day, week-to-week,” Brent Thompson said. “Lower body that prevented him from being able to make a save in the game. He just had no ability to continue.”
So Gibson’s out, Stephon Williams went in, and Parker Milner is on his way up from Missouri. Milner made 26 saves in Alaska last night. Will he make it for tonight? “Redeyes, baby,” said Thompson, who I guess would know something about flying out of Anchorage.
Looks like Carter Verhaeghe makes his Bridgeport debut tonight. The media kit didn’t have officials, so I’d assumed Hudson Bay rules, but turns out Mark Lemelin’s running the show.