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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Friday, October 27, 2006

Tied up

Maybe Harlan Pratt and Evgeny Tunik broke the hex here. (Remember the House of Pain?) I'm thinking they just kicked it upstairs. Internet was down almost all night tonight. That wasn't fun for Phil or me or the Providence writers, but it was even worse on the off-ice guys, who had to keep everything through their backup plans and call in updates to the league office. At least one thing got lost in translation. The league was having its own computer issues. Some things will surely change. I'd tell you what, except... the box still isn't fixed as I write. (Early-morning bitty update after a long trip home: Even the updated box isn't right. Some changes will surely come.)

So finishes a 3-2-0-2 month for Bridgeport. Two of those games were two-goal-down comebacks in the third period, and they picked up three of four points in those games. (Remember when the 2003-04 team had some abnormally pretty record at one point after it trailed 2-0? Maybe we've got to start keeping this two-goal deficits in the third stat. They're 1-2-0-1.)

It looked like Providence's first two goals hit something in front. The initial shooter got credit for both. Ferraro scored -- because it was a hockey game, and that's apparently what he does at least once per hockey game -- and Aquino scored a power-play goal, something you might remember from a few weeks ago. (Box gives it to Campoli, but it was Aquino alone in front.)

Then it got hexy: Pascal Pelletier knocked Mark Wotton over, and he faked out Wade Dubielewicz, and he tucked the puck in for the lead. Then Kris Versteeg found a teeny-tiny hole inside the post (after Blake Comeau painfully blocked a Jonathan Sigalet shot) to give the PBroons a 4-2 lead.

Bridgeport had 'em right where it wanted 'em.

The comeback started on a neutral-zone turnover that Jason Pitton forced to earn his first pro point. I thought I saw him doing a lot of good things in the neutral zone and down low tonight. Ferraro led Boguniecki on the breakaway. Then Aquino led Nilsson on the breakaway to tie it. I don't know if they fixed that assist.

Dubielewicz made some big saves in overtime -- one point-blank on Jay Leach, then another 30 seconds later on Martins Karsums from not much farther out -- to send it to the shootout. And the bonus round's the bonus round.

LINEUPS
BRIDGEPORT
F: Tambellini-Nielsen-Nilsson
Regier-Colliton (A)-Boguniecki
Comeau-Ferraro-Aquino
Marjamaki-Ogorodnikov-Pitton
D: Fata-Berry
Mitchell-Wotton (C)
Campoli-Rourke (A)

PROVIDENCE
F: Pelletier-Krejci-Tenkrat
Reich-Thompson-DiCasmirro
Kalus-Redenbach-Karsums
Packard-Rabbit-Versteeg
D: Jon. Sigalet-Leach
Zinger-Allen
Glenn-Curry

The Sound Tie-ers have been to three shootouts already. They were only in five last year and six the year before that. (Insert "excitement" joke here.)

Campoli looked a little weird in 11.

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Thursday debuted the Web-exclusive Sound Tigers Weekly. It's a lot of the stuff that used to be on the rail on the weekly page. For print, the plan is to still do a weekly feature on Thursdays, plus the Week Ahead and possibly other things if space permits. Here's a link to this week's main feature on Kevin Mitchell.

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It's further bloggerific: Greg Logan of Newsday starts one up with a nice piece on covering the Isles back around the dynasty era. And I've been so out of the loop back home at the Real blogs Site that I missed linking to my buddy Sean Spillane's music blog.

And Joey Mullen surfaced Thursday as Kjell Samuelsson's new assistant in Philadelphia.

And a further update early in the morning: The ECHL transactions report that Phoenix signed, as an emergency backup goalie, Jamie Ram. That, Master Kenobi, is a name I've not heard in a long time.

5 Comments:

  • Mike, what is Dubie's shootout record? He tends to get beat 5 hole on them...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 AM  

  • how about those Bulldogs!!
    Sorry Mike...

    By Anonymous Stan, at 4:23 PM  

  • Dubie's 1-5 all-time. I didn't think either one last night went 5-hole, but could be wrong...

    Stan: Shaddup. :-)

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 6:44 PM  

  • thanks....of course I did not see the goals in Pro, but in the past 5 hole has been the spot to score on him

    By Anonymous stan, at 5:47 PM  

  • I take it back -- he is 2-5. Had one of his 2004-05 wins listed as Kochan's instead of his.

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 6:41 PM  

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