New Year’s Rockin’ Three-In-Three: Thursday notes

Status quo here, lines and defense and everything. Some power-play work late in practice, and lots of talk about it afterward. Some of the shortened chances, a few games with few chances, and the break help mask that Bridgeport is on an 0-for-18 slide since it had a little 3-for-10 signs-of-life stretch. See how it looks tomorrow.

So ends 2015 (31-40-6-1, 69 pts (1 shootout win), coincidentally an identical points percentage to 2013). 2016 begins tomorrow night in Springy. Hey, so we can do this as… REST WATCH ’16: Springfield played Wednesday at home. Rochester also played Wednesday, in Buffalo, and it won’t play again until it gets to Bridgeport. Hershey has like a hybrid AHL/NHL schedule this week: it played Tuesday, plays tonight at home, plays Saturday at home against Binghamton, then comes here.

Aaron Ness may be ducking Bridgeport again under cover of a call-up to Washington.

Andrey Pedan is evidently opening some eyes in Vancouver.

The U.S. finished pool play with a 4-1 win over Denmark at the World Juniors. The Americans draw the Czechs in the quarterfinals, Saturday at 1 (NHL Network). Canada gets Finland, Sweden faces Slovakia and Russia meets Denmark.

Ex-Tigers Cory Conacher and Aaron Johnson helped Canada win the Spengler Cup.

Rule book fun!

Scoring basketball games turns out to be just like riding a bike: I can’t do it for more than five seconds without falling over crying. Did my best.

And as always, thanks for hanging out. Happy new year.

Michael Fornabaio