Needing wins: Springfield pregame

After giving a look at John Stevens in the middle on the second line yesterday, Bridgeport keeps Josh Winquist there tonight, alongside newly NHL-dealed Tanner Fritz. Kane Lafranchise returns for Jesse Graham, returning the top four to its top-four state.

Eamon McAdam in net for a game they, you know, could kind of use, five points back with nine to play.

F: Verhaeghe-Kearns (A)-Rowe
Dal Colle-Winquist-Fritz
Johnston-B.Holmstrom (C)-Markison
D: Lafranchise-Pulock
Cullity-Landry (A)
G: McAdam

F: Greco-Rau-Acolatse
Hunt-Balisy (A)-Thompson (A)
D: Downing-Brown
McCoshen-Weegar (A)
G: Wilcox

R: Mullen, Tufts. L: F.Murphy, St. Lawrence.

This should be the box.

Bridgeport scratches (believed healthy unless noted): Gibson (lower body), Bischoff, Graham, Leduc, Bernier (upper body), Boulton, Gaudreau, J.Holmstrom, Nowick, Schempp (upper body), Travis St. Denis (lower body), Stevens.

Scoreboard watching (EastWatch ’17): Only Atlantic Division game in town tonight. Only midweek Atlantic Division game at all, in fact. (Springfield and Bridgeport make it up by being off Sunday.) Syracuse, trying to hold on in a North Division race that’s even tighter than the Atlantic, visits Binghamton, if you really want another box to follow.

Michael Fornabaio