Seriously? brief Hershey postgame

Did this really happen? (Description accurate)

Did I just watch John Buccigross demand some Robitussin for that dangleitis on ESPN?

It’s a good thing I love my godmother; that’s all I’m gonna say.

Josh Winquist goin’ viral is precisely all I’ve seen of Bridgeport’s 2-1 win over Hershey, much-needed to stop the bleeding and get back to three points up on the Bears. One point and a tiebreaker behind idle Lehigh Valley, too. Zane McIntyre shut out Springfield, ending the T-birds’ winning streak at five and keeping the Bruins five points up on Bridgeport.

The return of Bracken Kearns helps all-around, I’m sure. The shot totals look three-in-threeish for the first time in three Sundays, but again I’m saying that sight-unseen. Yet another Jaroslav Halak victory. Hoping to watch it at some point in the near future, and if I’ve got other thoughts, ehh, maybe. As mentioned Saturday night, not sure when I’ll be catching up with them again. Updates here as they come the next little bit.

Just for posterity and possible future searches, from the team’s pregame tweets:

F: Verhaeghe-Kearns (A)-Fritz
Dal Colle – Winquist – Ho-Sang
St. Denis-C.Jones-K.Jones
Rowe-B.Holmstrom (C)-J.Holmstrom
D: Lafranchise-Pulock (A)
G: Halak

Thanks to Doug for filling in.

We’d heard a rumor to this effect last week: Geno Binda worked his last AHL game today. And onetime Beast of New Haven — pretty sure he was my first big feature back in 1997 — Herberts Vasiljevs has called it a day, too. (Hat tip: EliteProspects)

More fun in Chicago. With the teams going off through the same area, and with emotions usually overtaking reason, I’m still stunned this doesn’t happen more often. (Thanks, Stan)

And RIP, Judge Joseph Wapner and Ernest Trefz.

Michael Fornabaio