With a couple of exceptions, Bridgeport looked the same this morning at Wonderland as it did Saturday back at the big barn.
The first exception: Brent Thompson said Scott Eansor sat out today ill, rather than the lower-body we were told the other night; at the doctor getting it checked out.
Exception 2: Stephen Gionta was in real-boy yellow instead of no-contact red. As they hoped, he’s cleared for contact again. If all goes well this week, he could return this weekend .He felt good this morning.
Charlotte won yesterday in Hershey, so the Checkers are a point ahead of Bridgeport, though the Sound Tigers’ game in hand has them in fourth place on percentage. (It ain’t Rechlicz-Gallant, but Zack Stortini and Anthony Peluso went 10 rounds.)
Doug Bonjour went to great lengths to get you this Mark Arcobello feature.
Got home Saturday night to some Weird Rules Fun: Cory Conacher was on a breakaway; Chris Tanev tried to lift his stick from behind and caught Conacher in the face, opening him up. Because he was fouled from behind on what would’ve been a double minor, Conacher got the penalty shot (and scored), and Tampa Bay got a two-minute power play. Never seen it before. (Rule 24.6.)
Begrudging congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Less-begrudging congrats to Samantha Wood, formerly of the AHL office.)
And RIP, Edwin Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe.