HOME game: Springfield at Bridgeport

  • Who, when, whatever: Springfield at Bridgeport, Arena at Harbor Yard, 7 p.m.
  • Watch: AHLTV pay-per-view
  • Listen: Mixlr audio
  • Twitters: Alan / the Sound Tigers / the ThunderCougarFalconBirds / Ryan Smith / Christopher Berry / Matthew Wiernasz
  • Box score: Sure, why not (R: Halkidis, O’Donnell; L: Colby, Kiriakos)
  • Game notes: This is not the start Bridgeport wanted. The thing is, they’re two bounces away from a less-concerning 3-3 record. On the other hand, those two points and second-tiebreaker wins are gone, and it’s not like there was any edge to Tuesday’s game. Still… Ehh, I’m running out of counterpoints. They’ve got to be better. It’s early; they’re young and/or new in spots. There’s time. But it would help to win a few games. Like, maybe, this one, against a Springfield team that’s 2-4 since beating Bridgeport on opening night. We’ll be out of touch for this one, but if yesterday’s practice was an indication, every line and pair is tweaked. Looked like David Quenneville sticks in the lineup, though. Ben Thomson may be in for his Sound Tigers debut. As noted in the gameday, which doesn’t play nicely online, injuries (including Gibson and Fritz) and shuffles in rookie goaltenders will affect the lineup. Brent Thompson said Jared Coreau goes Friday, and the rest of the goaltending weekend is a day-by-day affair. Springfield, meanwhile, lost Ian McCoshen and picked up ex-Checker Aleksi Saarela in a Panthers-Blackhawks trade, but Ryan Smith reported this morning that Saarela isn’t expected to play tonight.
  • Meh, what else is going on: Football. Lots of football. (You could prescout the Wolf Pack, too, against Laval and the ex-Tiger coaching staff.)
  • Aren’t you supposed to be doing something else: Football. Lots of football.
  • If this were a regular blog post, what word or phrase would most likely follow “More” at this point: Tomorrow. Except maybe the lines late tonight for completeness’ sake.

Edit: Well that was a beauty, apparently.
Apparent BRIDGEPORT to start before the blender
F: Lorito-St. Denis-Schilkey
Thomson-Jobst-McDonald (A)
D: Aho-Burroughs (C)
Helgeson (A)-Quenneville
G: Coreau

Further down on the farm, Linus Soderstrom and the Railers won.

Michael Fornabaio