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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Notable quotables

That just made me dizzy (much easier as of late), so here's stuff from Dan Marshall tonight. We started off talking about getting one point versus two. Jack is Jack Capuano, associate coach.

"Jack just said 'take it, Dan,' but I'm not satisfied. Again, I think the confidence level has to be elevated by us believing we can get the job done, put up more shots, drive the net. We're giving up one or two goals every game for the most part, unless we get a little sloppy here and there. Look at Norfolk, the game today, last night: It's one or two goals.

"The PK's good. The power play, we've got to focus on stripping it down, just get bodies to the net. Regier is going to be a big part of the revamped power play, getting bodies to the net for the tip*. If we get confidence -- Robert's kind of carrying the torch. The defense, I think Campy's going to come around, Fata's going to come around, Mitch. It's something we can definitely improve on."

Then, getting guys to the net in the third:

"We went in there, we stressed F2, getting guys driving to the net. Just shoot, shoot to a spot, get rebounds. Guys bought into it. It's unbelievable when you buy into it. It seems our confidence is a little fragile at times. Everyone, forwards, defense, have to be hungry to get shots through. We're still too fancy. Even in the third, we made nice passes, and they were saves. Look at the ones that went in. For two periods, we had two high guys. We were screaming for guys to go to the net. We threw it at the net with a guy going to the net, it's funny what happened."

And all that said, one big line from Eric Boguniecki:

"Any time you score at the end to tie it up, especially on the road, it's a big point."

Borderline miraculous, tonight.

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

HARTFORD
F: Korpikoski-Helminen-Weller (C)
Isbister-Dubinsky-Moore
Dawes-Immonen-Callahan
Purinton (A)/Byers
D: Liffiton-Richter
Baranka-Degon
Lampman (A)-Girardi

What you may read in first edition is more or less the third game story I wrote Saturday night. What's in second edition and on the Web is the fourth. Something about this building: I wrote at least four stories here in the Beast of New Haven's first playoff game, a come-from-ahead disaster.

The Ferraro boys will wait to face each other again, but they haven't faced each other since Feb. 11, 2001. Chris' Albany River Rats were 2-1-1 against Peter's Providence Bruins that year; Chris had an assist in all four games, while Peter was 2-1-3 in the series. I'm not sure if they ever faced each other in the NHL.

On press row at the Civic Center, there's a spot set aside in memory of Jack Lautier of the Bristol Press, who passed away earlier this year. A very nice touch.

They don't play Brass Bonanza at Hartford anymore, but when they open the doors, the first song over the system always seems to be something from the Rat Pack. They opened with Sammy Davis' "Candy Man" today. If anyone from the Civic Center's reading: Can I request "Memories are Made of This" for Jan. 26?

Some Sunday -- you know, not on deadline -- a game like this might be different. If I did the math right, that's four guys on the bench and three on the ice for the Bruins at the end?

Interesting note from Peoria on Dave Eminian's blog: a lineup-card snafu left the Rivermen a man short Friday. It's reminiscent of one of the weirdest games the Sound Tigers ever played, Nov. 23, 2003, against Binghamton. Cole Jarrett banked a pass off Dieter Kochan into his own net for the first stoppage of the game, at which point John Paddock pointed out that Greg Cronin had circled Rob Collins' number on the starting lineup instead of Mattias Weinhandl's. A little later, Peter Smrek shot a puck through the net for Bingo and didn't get the goal; Bridgeport won 2-1. Ah, memories. Neglected to ask in the postgame, but it appeared the Wolf Pack was looking for something like that out of the Sound Tigers; nothing came of it.

The B-Sens have signed martial artist** Mike Sgroi to a PTO. Sgroi was last seen in the AHL fighting in the penalty box.

*-Sound familiar?
**-"Bart, don't use the Touch of Death on your sister." --7F23, a font of the quotable.

1 Comments:

  • Sgroi was in the lineup last night when the Sens played WBS and had a fight (imagine that). He took on Bonvie....

    By Anonymous dist1ump, at 9:57 AM  

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