Nothing outlandishly different at Sound Tigers practice this morning. The lines were a bit mixed up from how they’d been the first couple of games of the series, but not unrecognizably, and there’s at least one spot that could change: John Stevens sat out. “It’s more maintenance,” Brent Thompson said. “A day off is always good, a guy who’s been out all year, making sure he’s ready to go.”
He said they’re not planning to bring any of the the Black Aces; if they need someone, sure, they’ll call home.
Meanwhile, speaking of Black Aces, Washington’s third-goalie situation resolved: South Carolina’s elimination in the Coast frees former Sound Tigers goalie Parker Milner to go up to the Show. Ilya Samsonov is back with the Bears to tandem again with Vitek Vanecek.
Bridgeport and Hershey dodged playing on Easter, but three series did not. Providence evened things up going down to Charlotte, and the Checkers’ Trevor Carrick got hit with a game misconduct for leaving the bench during a scrum after the last-second empty-netter. Jeremy Bracco’s second goal of the night helped the Marlies come from two down to beat Rochester, carrying a 2-0 series lead home. And Iowa jumped all over Milwaukee in Game 1.
Only one game tonight as the San Diego-San Jose series, tied at 1, moves north.
And thoughts to Sri Lanka. Frickin’ world.