Sound Tigers cleaning up: Monday notes

Things to clean up still, Brent Thompson said — defensive-zone coverage, the third man on the forecheck — but all in all, sounds like it was as good a game as it looked Saturday.

“Overall, I thought we played a sound road game,” Thompson said. “I thought we defended pretty well. We kept a lot of their shots to the perimeter. The goaltending was sound. We got offense when we needed offense. We were opportunistic.”

Only exception today to Saturday’s group was that James Wright sat out, minor upper-body, Thompson said, hopefully ready for the weekend. (Not positive about the rest of the week’s schedule yet, by the way, so updates here more as they come.)

Reports from Brooklyn that Adam Pelech sits out tonight.

Rest Watch for this week, mostly just because I looked at it: Bridgeport has the travel on Thursday, but Rochester will have played two games since the Sound Tigers’ last game when they meet Friday. The Amerks are home to Toronto on Wednesday. Utica is home Friday for Hartford while Bridgeport plays its first game at Rochester since Oct. 5, 2001*. Springfield is at Albany on Friday and home to Providence on Saturday. (No excuses, win your games, play your schedule, blah blah blah.)

The wait-what-how scoreboard continued yesterday with this chaos in the capital. They went all of 20 minutes without a goal at one point; make the nets bigger, already. The Penguins have won 11 in a row and now have as many points as Bridgeport in three fewer games. (Their only loss was here on what was the Sound Tigers’ opener.)

And a bummer this afternoon: Bridgeport Central’s Cinderella run to the state boys soccer semifinals ends after the Hilltoppers report that they used an ineligible player. Coincidentally, had just read this story on the fifth-down game between Cornell and Dartmouth 75 years ago (hat tip: Neil Best, Cornell guy).

*-Think we may reference that fact a time or 74 this week.

Michael Fornabaio