Antediluvian: Springfield postgame (1)

Fun ride home. It was pretty wild to walk out of Word of Life night in Springfield and find the actual, biblical, Noah’s-own deluge.

We’d left this behind, a seventh loss in a row in Springfield, a loss in which Bridgeport gave up a couple of power-play goals (we won’t talk about the penalties that produced at least one or two of those chances, though they probably roughly evened out), one at even strength and fell for the second game in a row, dropping below .500 again.

Still… they put 42 shots on net. They had other chances go wide. They were producing opportunities.

The gamer should be up shortly; it has just a little bit of the individual droughts right now. “The puck’s not going in for a couple of guys. Hopefully that turns around,” Chris Bourque said.

In general, “I really feel like we’re going in the right direction. Guys are starting to get used to playing with each other, meshing, getting that chemistry. It feels like it’s only going up from here.”

Either the goals come in a flood, or they’ll be underwater?


Missed Brent Thompson — closer to Paul Thompson — so questions about lineups and future lineups will wait. Rematch Saturday.

Dal Colle – Jones – Ho-Sang seemed pretty solidly positive, reunited. Ho-Sang drew a couple of penalties on top of his couple of power-play assists.

My first Word of Life night (postgame Christian youth ministry) in a while. It’s been updated over the years — kids could text something to get a link to a video — but the beats are remarkably all still the same. (And it is still loud, which is part of why I’m postgameblogging after the ride.)

Two familiar names got back in the WBS Penguins lineup from injury tonight. The Pens are in Bridgeport on Sunday.

Worcester put seven shots on goal in the last 40 minutes while playing from behind, which seems like a pretty good indicator of a bad time. The Railers host the entire NFL tomorrow, according to the LeagueStat monthly, and that seems very unfair to one or the other. (Actually Newfoundland, but.)

Ol’ buddy Mikko Koskinen earned his first NHL shutout last night. The NHL pointed out that only two goalies have ever gone longer between their first game in the Show and their first shutout there. One is a Hall of Famer. The other is another former Sound Tiger.

After an 0-2-1 start against Northeastern and Providence, Sacred Heart opened the conference season with a win.

Redefining the kilogram (via Darryl Hunt).

And RIP, Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman.

Michael Fornabaio