- Who, when, whatever: Penguins at Sound Tigers, Arena at Harbor Yard, 7 p.m.
- Watch: AHLTV pay-per-view
- Listen: Mixlr audio
- Twitters: Alan / the Sound Tigers / the Penguins / Nick Hart / Tyler Piccotti / Jason Iacona
- Box score: Yep (R: Blandina, Dietrich; L: N.Briganti, Pincus)
- Game notes: Cal Clutterbuck took a skate to the wrist the other night in Boston, so as seemed likely after his absence last night, Andrew Ladd got the call back to the Show. Tonight, burying the lead: Looks like Josh Ho-Sang makes his season debut, wearing No. 34. (He becomes the second non-goalie to wear it here, after Ryan Hitchcock last year.) Simon Holmstrom took warmup but is scratched. Sebastian Aho is missing; not sure what’s up there. Edit: Lower, reportedly. Doesn’t sound serious. The lines are asunder somewhat after last night’s 3-1 loss in Springfield, except for the Bourque-Kubiak-Bardreau line. Mason Jobst is also in, with Bobo Carpenter and Arnaud Durandeau out.
- Bridgeport scratches, like it’s an old-school actual blog post or something (presumed healthy unless noted): Gibson (lower), Soderstrom (lower), Aho (lower), Hickey (upper), Wilde (upper), Bernier (lower), Brown (lower), Carpenter, Durandeau, Fritz (lower), Thomson, apparently S.Holmstrom (upper).
- Meh, what else is going on: Lias Andersson requested a trade from the Rangers. I have things-that-will-never-happen jokes.
- If this were a regular blog post, what word or phrase would most likely follow “More” at this point: After the break, unless warranted (though there will be a weekly package in Thursday’s paper and online Wednesday). Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, happy holidays of all sorts. Also, something I’ve meant to point out for years:
"Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" opens with a skating montage in which Bob McGrath wears a Bobby Hull sweater (no name/number on back, but number on sleeves) #stuffyoudontnoticewhenyoure4 pic.twitter.com/G8Du6QOwoY
— Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) December 21, 2019
F: Bellows-Lorito-McDonald (A)
St. Denis – Koivula – Ho-Sang
D: Wotherspoon-Burroughs (C)
F: Miletic (A)-Agozzino (A)-Angello