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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Thursday, November 30, 2006

What home drought/power-play issue/scoring...

Perfect game, no. But you've got to love this team when the power play works. Peter Ferraro goes to the net, bang. Nifty Jeremy Colliton setup to Jeff Tambellini, bang. Drew Fata (yep, Fata: a big body in place of Steve Regier, who was in place of Robert Nilsson) in front for a good passing play to Chris Campoli, bang. Sergei Ogorodnikov goes to the net, bang.

Possibly more on the power play in Friday's paper.

Joe Ferras pointed out that they're up to 20 PPGs in 20 games, which isn't bad, except that they've scored 14 of them in five games.

And then Berry hits Colliton for the fifth goal, and then Colliton and Nielsen feed Regier for a nice behind-the-backhander from the red line into the empty net, and Bridgeport, ladies and gentlemen, has actually won a home game.

Oh -- and Jeremy Colliton might have hit the scoresheet a couple of times.

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

NORFOLK
F: Brouwer-MacDonald (A)-Blunden
Bickell-Nordqvist-Burish
Durno-Fraser (A)-Keith
Berti-Bolland-Low
D: Munn (A)-Rogers
Richmond-Hendry
Barker

The major on Bolland was the first in a Bridgeport game this season that created a power play for either team.

The Little Punk in Illinois visited the United Center tonight and was impressed to see a bunch of Norfolk Admirals. A man after my own heart, he was also impressed not to see a shootout.

Feelin' like a jerk moment 1: Brandon Nolan, coming home from Europe, has to clear waivers. Supposedly that'll take until Saturday. I should have remembered that, given that I constructed a joke around that rule almost a decade ago, involving the Pope and the Rangers. (Long story/not that good a joke.)

One issue concerning bringing back Chris Ferraro, by the way, is that he would be a fifth veteran for now, and if Boguniecki comes back, that would create an actual veterans problem, as opposed to the unofficial one under which they've operated through one quarter. That veterans problem is precisely why Hartford let CF go.

Feelin' like a jerk moment 2: I have to go re-read my weekly feature. It's a delicate difference, but the angle I took on Colliton will either make me look prescient or idiotic. (The latter is usually favored, and that's the way I'm leaning.)

Here are the past three attendances at AHY: 6161, 3363, 2424. OK, the middle one's not that curious, but... The other two are either impressive odds-beating or something else.

Little update: Interesting thing over at the Press-Herald site: Former NHLer and Portland assistant coach Eric Weinrich has a blog going. Some really good stuff over there. (Hat tip to Eric McErlain of Off Wing Opinion and, indirectly, ol' buddy Joe Tasca)

And finally, though I can't remember from whom I'm stealing this line: If any ol' Norfolk player is an Admiral, how can their leader be a captain*?

*-But after 10 years, any Beast of New Haven reference is a good BoNH reference.

3 Comments:

  • that was by far the best game of the season. Excellent power play and forechecking. Lets hope it keeps up.

    By Anonymous stan, at 1:04 PM  

  • you people are strange! We have a great game and nobody has anything to say!!! typical BST fans.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:11 PM  

  • Another sad, anonymous poster (who also, by the way, didn't have anything to say).

    What do you want people to say? Wooohooo! We won a game. We dropped 5 out of 6 points against some bad teams this weekend, so maybe everyone is holding back in case this was just one lucky game.

    I'll bet people will have a lot to say if the team can actually string together some wins. And then maybe we can get more then a few hundred people to show up for a Wednesday night game.

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 12:06 AM  

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