- Who, when, whatever: Sound Tigers at B’ars, New Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pa., 3 p.m.
- Hersheypark happy: Hersheypark glad.
- Watch: AHLTV pay-per-view
- Listen: Mixlr audio
- Twitters: Alan / the Sound Tigers / the Bears / Zack Fisch
- Box score: Maybe (R: South, Dietrich; L: Lyons, George)
- Game notes: Bridgeport’s latest chance to get off a skid comes this afternoon. The Sound Tigers were 50 seconds away from a point last night when a massive breakdown left Shane Gersich alone in front to score the sixth-latest regular-season goal to beat Bridgeport. The Sound Tigers’ only goal was Andrew Ladd’s, in his 1,000th pro game. (Reaction from at least a couple of teammates.) Since I wrote about how Bridgeport hadn’t allowed a power-play goal in a while, the Sound Tigers have allowed four in the past three games. And they didn’t score a power-play goal Saturday, in part because they didn’t have a power play for the 10th time in team history, and the first since Nov. 18, 2016. (That record with Jordan Deckard slipped a little further.) Four healthy scratches Friday; all four returned Saturday. They did this a few times last year with the three-in-threes, rotating as many bodies as they had. Sitting out last night were Josh Ho-Sang, Otto Koivula, Bobo Carpenter and Mason Jobst. “Basically for me it’s just a resting time,” Brent Thompson told Alan in the Saturday pregame. “Making sure Josh Ho-Sang — his conditioning is not quite where it needs to be. He’s missed a lot of the season, so we’re trying to work him back in.”
- Meh, what else is going on: Read this; amazing story. Meanwhile, we are updating the preseason high school hockey poll! (The late-fall, early-winter schedule was soooooo weird this year. Not that next will be much better.)
- Could anything scream “1986” more than that Hersheypark commercial: Only if you cut Ray Knight fighting Eric Davis into the middle of it.
- If this were a regular blog post, what word or phrase would most likely follow “More” at this point: During the week, probably.
Sound Tigers in Hershey:
Ladd – Koivula – Ho-Sang
— Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) January 5, 2020