HOME game: Springfield at Bridgeport

  • Who, when, whatever: Ice-O-Topes at Sound Tigers, Arena at Harbor Yard, 7 p.m.
  • Are we far enough away from the “Ice-O-Topes” news that a refresher might be handy: Maybe.
  • Watch: AHLTV pay-per-view
  • Listen: Mixlr audio
  • Twitters: Alan / the Sound Tigers / the T-birds / Ryan Smith / Matt Wiernasz
  • Box score: OK, sure (R: Williams, Hennessey; L: Galvin, E.Ernst)
  • Game notes: Big day. Sorta. Kinda. Well. Today, for the first time all season, not only isn’t this the worst start in Sound Tigers history, but they have a cushion: They’re three points ahead of 2005-06’s 33-game start of 12-18-2-1. Lose today, and they’re still a point ahead of 2005-06’s 34-game start of 13-18-2-1. Surely that’s on their minds. Ahem. Last night, Kieffer Bellows’ power-play goal to open the scoring continued the great reboot and also marked the first time all season that Bridgeport scored on back-to-back power plays, back to the last one against Wilkes-Barre before the break. (The streak ended there.) Andrew Ladd scored twice, giving him five goals in his last three AHL games. Three assists for Otto Koivula in a game that Brent Thompson liked away from those points. Jared Coreau made saves of all sorts, including a couple with his stick behind the net. Coreau got his save percentage over .900 for just the second time this year (the night he was hurt against Springfield), and his goals-against is 3.17, the lowest it has been since early in the second period of the season opener. Meanwhile, we asked afterward about the eight injured and if any of them were close; Thompson said a lot of them were day-to-day but weren’t exactly imminent to return. Meanwhile, Thursday’s rail finally made the web. Gucci, dude.
  • Shouldn’t you be doing something else: Personal day (good personal).
  • Is that why this post is missing the inevitable seven transactions and five player returns from injury that happened after you scheduled this: No comment
  • If this were a regular blog post, what word or phrase would most likely follow “More” at this point: Tuesday, unless warranted.
Michael Fornabaio