Streak over: WBS postgame
Rest easy, 1984 Rochester Amerks. Tonight, ’11-12 Norfolk Admirals, you are still young.
Streak’s over. And, look, tongue removed from cheek, these things happen. The Penguins came in with confidence; the Sound Tigers came in kinda tired.
“In 76 games, you’re going to lose some game, be on your heels,” Brent Thompson said. “At this point, the way it’s gone, the way we’ve played game-to-game, (this game) is very disappointing. We’ve got to be better.”
Special teams have to be better; one PPG at four-on-three, two PPGs against. Many little things had to be better, and as Ben Holmstrom said (in the story that will run tomorrow), some of those little things are magnified in situations like this.
After six games in nine days to start it off, they’re 5-1. Not bad, in all.
When things were still in doubt, they flip-flopped right wingers, putting Taylor Beck with Mike Halmo and Alan Quine, and Kirill Petrov with Joe Whitney and Bracken Kearrns. (When things weren’t in doubt, about the only thing consistent was Whitney-Kearns-Petrov. Everyone played; just seeking energy, Thompson said.)
Petrov seemed to have some life, best I noticed in the five home games. “I thought Petrov was very good tonight,” Thompson said. “He was strong on the puck. He was moving his feet. You’d have to say he was one of our best forwards.”
Thompson didn’t have a prognosis on Sebastian Collberg. Team’s off tomorrow.
Adam (0-1-1, plus-1) beat Jeff (0-0-0, minus-1) in Tambellini Bowl I. No. 2 is later this week in Syracuse.
And first NHL point last night for Simsbury’s Tommy Cross.