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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Day break

If you've been waiting for Dan Marshall's Two-A-Days moment, wait no longer.

The boys will be back here in about eight hours to go on the ice at 8 a.m. They're usually on at 10:15, 10:30.

So this'll be interesting.

Marshall takes pains to blame himself, but he also questioned the consistency of the work ethic tonight.

Everyone has been talking about limiting turnovers, and they committed a bunch tonight.

Physical play? Sometimes.

Power play? Four for its last 59, falling back to last place.

"Turnovers, the power play and keeping pucks out of our net. They're killing us," Marshall said. "They're hurting us. They keep us from winning games. Turnovers are No. 1."

They'll work on changing things bright and early.

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

HERSHEY
F: Fleischmann-Wilson-Fehr
Giroux (A)-Hendricks-Wiseman
Laing (A)-Steckel-Bourque
Tenute/Robitaille
D: Sloan-Arsene (A)
Byrne-Helbling
Hunt-Engelland

Three things that made first edition but didn't make second: Marjamaki's assist on Pitton's goal was his first point since October, in 24 games. The Sound Tigers took only six shots in the third, none in the last five minutes, most of which was spent six-on-five after Michael Mole went to the bench with 2:25 to play. And Hershey fought the same traffic I did coming across the Tappan Zee from Jersey and arrived at 6:25 p.m. for the 7:30 game.

Mark Lee got called up to Hartford and played tonight. Do you smell notebook item? 'Cause I sure do.

Chris Ferraro signed on with San Antonio today, a PTO.

The World Juniors have begun, and, well, that's about all we'll say today, huh? (Ryan O'Marra had an assist for Canada, if you can get past that first score without convulsions.)

Good stuff Sunday from Larry Brooks.

Then saw this Greg Cronin feature in the Sunday Globe. I'm gonna take Jerry York's quote as a pop for us.

Feat out of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today about Pekka Rinne coming back from an offseason attack on the street in Finland.

In the haste to get out Saturday (reasons other than just the break, actually, but no excuse)... Neglected to mention a couple of things from the other night. One was a rockin' Kevin Mitchell stand-up check on Ryan Murphy along the boards in the first period, the kind you don't see a lot of anymore. Sweet. And the other is that Drew Fata's scrap with Tim Jackman was the first Bridgeport fight at home this year, unless I'm just forgetting one.

And then another thing noticed after updating the stats: Blake Comeau has three overtime points already, a goal and two assists. That's tied for third-best in a single season by a Sound Tiger, behind Rob Collins (2-2-4 in 2004-05) and Jeff Hamilton (3-0-3 in 2003-04). Three other players have gone 1-2-3 in OT in a season, Brandon Smith in 2003-04 and D-partners Bruno Gervais and Chris Campoli in '04-05. Comeau is already tied for sixth on the overall all-time Sound Tigers overtime scoring list.

1 Comments:

  • Wang needs the wake up call!! Fire Marshall and bring in somebody like Robbie Ftorek!!!! Ferras and Campuano are Wang's boys too..

    By Anonymous frank, at 12:08 PM  

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