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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Dreaded for a reason

Planning to write on the off day after this one, so I'll leave this kinda short... Impressive special-teams effort, almost a catastrophe, and the bonus round makes this a lot better for Bridgeport than it would otherwise have been.

Dan Marshall has talked a lot about focus, and you see what he means in the young kids the past few nights. When the attention to detail is there, it's a solid team. When it's not? Hang on tight, even if the opponent is finishing three-in-three...

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

WORCESTER
F: Darche-Pavelski-Stevenson
Plihal-Macho-Armstrong
Valette (A)-Cavanagh-Iggulden
Olson/Rome
D: Spang (A)-Biron
Ferguson (A)-Stafford
Kurtz-Evans
(Staubitz-scratch)

Sergei Ogorodnikov has played 17 shifts in two games. He had two assists Friday and clinched tonight's shootout. That's making 'em count.

Higgins has scored for Canada.... Not quite the same ring to it when it's just to take bronze at the Deutschland Cup.

The alternate sweaters are 1-0. If not for the blown lead tonight, I might have speculated something about All That Orange being behind the 0-2-0-1 start.

6 Comments:

  • how many shifts did sergi play on sunday? don't remember seeing him too much

    By Anonymous stan, at 8:52 AM  

  • after reading your story at ctpost.com site, the answer is 6.

    By Anonymous stan, at 9:16 AM  

  • Which begs the question about our coach. Is he just a pawn in the Islanders "system"? If so, then why don't the Islanders want to give this kid a bit more ice time and see what he can do? It's not like he'll be that much worse then some of the "big prospects" have been lately. This team seems confused. We scratch high scoring veterans to play the kids and then we don't give the kids any shifts.

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 9:41 AM  

  • Oh, and on the topic of Matt Higgins scoring the Bronze Medal goal in the Deutschland Cup last night, the Team Canada roster also included Alan Letang, Cole Jarrett, and Martin Kariya (in addition to brother Steve).

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 9:43 AM  

  • you have to really believe that marshall is the pawn, with all the craziness over the summer with Wang. Play the vets here and send the much younger guys to ECHL.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 AM  

  • Marshall is a pawn. He taught Wangs kids how to skate. The players don't like him. He doesn't have pre game meetings much and if he does they are more rah rah sessions then actual meetings with content. Players are quitting on him, goalies don't know if they will be playing until game time. Snow doesn't have a say either. Wang likes Marshal and is buddies with him. Thats it.

    By Anonymous Rigger, at 6:42 PM  

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