Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Low flow

Ahhhhhh, Francois St. Laurent.

Between him and my wonky work computer and the absolute atrocity that was the first two periods tonight, I was ready to toss something out of the press box. (That would have been bad.) Ready to break something after the game. (Depending on what, that might have been less bad.)

You know, maybe, that I think the guy has the potential to be very, very good (playoff Game 4 here last year, for instance). Tonight... I did not check the middle of his forehead. But this was one of those nights that tended toward horrid. And that made it horrid for everyone else.

Unchanged is that, even though the game had no flow, the Sound Tigers couldn't break through that and turn things in their favor. A couple of good plays got the job done late, and it's a victory. Two points is two points, especially considering the times they haven't escaped with all the points they could have.

Two assists and a plus-3 for Berry. Colliton keeps the goal- and point-scoring streaks alive. Tambellini keeps the points streak alive, and Hamilton is the only one now who tops him in the regular season. And in the end, it works out.

F: Comeau-Colliton (A)-Regier
D: Fata-Berry
Mitchell-Wotton (C)
Campoli-Rourke (A)

F: Maloney-Ebbett-Robins
Pecker-Hennessy-Heerema (A)
Luttinen-Payer (A)-Vesce
D: Petruic-Allison (A)

Wade Dubielewicz's points streak ended at two. (Distraught, of course.) But we'll see if the league gives him an assist on the overtime goal at Lowell, which would make him the first Bridgeport goalie with a two-point night. (BTW, Colliton got an assist in the last Hartford game, which now puts him on a six-game scoring streak to go with his five-game goals streak.)

No immediate word who, if anyone, was going up. Everyone still seemed to have their stuff in their stall at the end of the night.

My streak of weekly-features sparking a four-point night ended at one. Early on, though, tomorrow's featured Tiger had a chance that made me wonder if we were actually an anti-jinx for once...No such luck.

Up in Hamilton, Eric Manlow is struggling on the wing.

And finally, you probably all know how I feel about the shootout, but even I had a little fun watching last night's Chicago-Minnesota bonus round. Jeff Hamilton scored a nifty one, but Pierre-Marc Bouchard's trumped his. Those better-versed in tracking down online video than I, your help would be appreciated.


  • Video from Tuesday is still up at nhl.com under videos.

    By Blogger DaveBrz, at 12:21 AM  

  • When I watched it on Versus Tuesday night I really didn't think that goal should have counted. Bouchard interfered with the goalie before the puck went in. It looked to me that he actually made contact as he spun, giving Khabibulin no opportunity to make a save. Plus, he was in the crease while he did it. If the NHL is going to allow players to do that in shootouts then everyone is going to do it. And then the goalies are going to have to start cross-checking guys as they come in. It will be a blood bath out there!

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 7:26 AM  

  • Andy, I have to agreee there as that was my first impression that we went into Khabibulin. From what I read, it is a move that he practices and it is his brothers move.

    By Blogger DaveBrz, at 8:32 AM  

  • Comeau must GO!! to the island that is! Good luck Blake

    By Anonymous stan, at 1:50 PM  

  • Goalie interference was among my first thoughts, too... but Khabibulin didn't seem to argue much, so I let it go...

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 2:11 PM  

  • Glass left the ice in tears, mainly due to the crazed rants of section 109.

    By Anonymous Mike (not Fornabaio), at 7:06 PM  

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