Road game: Bridgeport at Laval

  • Who, when, whatever: Sound Tigers at Rocket, Place Bell, Laval, PQ
  • Watch: AHLTV pay-per-view
  • Listen: Mixlr audio
  • Twitters: Alan / the Sound Tigers / the Rocket
  • Box score: Oh yeah (R: Biggers, Duco; L: Paradis, Deschamp)
  • Game notes: Hey, guess where Bridgeport was a year ago today. Crazy, right? On the other hand, if last year you asked, “guess where Bridgeport’s going to be in a year,” and the answer was “4-9-3-1″… Anyway. One of the notes in the weekly package was about special teams, how the penalty kill was on a roll and the power play hadn’t scored much. The power play went 2-for-4 last night in Belleville (Wahlstrom to take an early lead, Ladd to take a late lead). The penalty kill… went 3-for-5, including allowing a four-on-three goal in overtime. (All I’ve watched, aside from taking down the lineup through the first few minutes, was the hooking call on Kyle Burroughs with six seconds left in regulation to create that power play, curious what a 19:54-third hooking call looks like. Legit.) We also missed a weird goalie penalty, but at least it gave us something to talk about at fooball. Grant Hutton returned to the lineup last night.
  • Meh, what else is going on: So much fooball. Also, there’s a short documentary out on former Sound Tiger Cory Conacher, his family and his fight with Type I diabetes. Onetime Sound Tiger Robert Nilsson — and man, does that seem like yesterday and a billion years ago all at once — told Aftonbladet that he’s likely done due to post-concussion problems. (H/T EliteProspects.)
  • Aren’t you supposed to be doing something else: Fooball!
  • This post does not even refer to the 14 crazy things that broke this morning; did you schedule it when you finished fooball stuff at an ungodly hour last night: To say yes would imply that fooball ever finishes
  • If this were a regular blog post, what word or phrase would most likely follow “More” at this point: Sometime during the week, unless warranted.

–A 3-0 loss on a late goal (Ladd defensive-zone turnover, both Helgeson and Wilde quickly descend upon the same guy in the corner, Laval scores on a rebound) and two empty-netters. PP goes 0-for-7. Kieffer Bellows with seven shots: He’s 1-for-44, and the one is an empty-netter. You’d imagine that has to rubber-band eventually, but in the meantime, wow. Lines looked the same as last night; defense tweaked for Wilde’s debut, and Jared Coreau with 29 saves on 30 shots in net.
F: Wahlstrom-Lorito-S.Holmstrom
Ladd-St. Denis-Durandeau
R.Bourque-Kubiak-McDonald (A)
D: Helgeson (A)-Wilde
Wotherspoon-Burroughs (C)
G: Coreau

Michael Fornabaio