Survive and advance: Providence postgame

No one murdered anyone, apparently. Try again tomorrow.


And we’ll see how literally we mean that last word. Kind of game that gets days off canceled.

“Consistency’s a big thing,” Brent Thompson said. “We can’t play a game that hard (Saturday), and come to the rink and think it’s going to happen the next night. It’s effort, every night, shift in, shift out.”

It got away from them quickly, with a quick power-play goal slipping through Christopher Gibson, then another goal 15 minutes in. Cameron Hughes scores three in the third, and it’s well gone.

“The way we worked in the third (Saturday), we thought it would carry over,” Seth Helgeson said. “They got that power-play goal, and that second goal going into intermission kind of kicked us down.”

Bridgeport got a little feistier in the third, put some shots on (at least toward) goal. Anything to take out of the third period? Thompson shook his head.


The third-period lineup:

F: C.Bourque – Jones – Ho-Sang
Sislo-St. Denis-Bernier
D: Toews-Vande Sompel
G: Smith

We’ll see what, if anything, sticks. They’re hopeful about Dal Colle and Eansor, too, for next week.

After a stretch where it felt like penalty shots came fast and furious, that was the first penalty shot in a Sound Tigers game in exactly one year: Alan Quine stopped by Tristan Jarry in a home game against Wilkes-Barre. First for an opponent since Nathan Bastian beat Christopher Gibson, opening night last season.

Elsewhere: Prescout. You shut down Harry Zolnierczyk, you’ve still got to shut down Jayce Hawryluk and Henrik Borgstrom.

Part of the chain reaction from an injury to Jonathan Quick, Bridgeport and Islanders camper Evan Buitenhuis goes up from Worcester to Ontario on a presumable PTO.

And congrats to Aaron Ness, 200 AHL points.

More as it comes.

Michael Fornabaio