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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Welcome home

A little smaller crowd, a little quieter hostility toward Billy Thompson than the last time he took that net for the Sound Tigers in Binghamton. Maybe they were just sympathetic.

No backcheck help, no help in front...

Cut quote: "I felt good," Thompson said. "Obviously I didn't get off to the start I wanted, but I felt sharp. I felt great. They got a couple of lucky bounces, worked to get goals: What are you going to do?"

Too much went wrong in that first period. Bridgeport was on its heels and never, like Jeremy Colliton said afterward, slowed Binghamton down, turned things around on the Sens, generated anything the other way. No shots in 13 minutes of even-strength time in the first period? Can't happen, can it?

Quick two-goal deficits to last-place teams (remember Hartford at home? That's what this felt like, until they made it 3-0) are tough to handle; they shouldn't be happening two or three times a quarter, no matter how young you are.

On the other hand, it's one night, an oddball game, Binghamton coming off an disappointment Friday and a team meeting Saturday that generated a captain (Jamie Allison). Maybe give them a little credit.

But still, that looked way too easy.

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

BINGHAMTON
F: Potulny-Ebbett-Bois (A)
Luttinen-Hennessy-Heerema
Maloney-Vesce-Pecker
Sgroi/Robins
D: Petruic-Allison (C)
Malec-Hedlund (A)
Komadoski-Cook

Three fights? What year is this?

It's way early to be looking, but despite the two games in hand, Bridgeport fell two points behind Albany tonight for fourth. Bridgeport is 13 points behind the Penguins, 12 behind Hershey and 11 behind Norfolk. Philly and Bingo are seven behind Bridgeport.

Speaking of WBS, shoulda been an hour away from here instead, catch the Krog and Haydar Show. Filewich had two goals, but Haydar snuck into the stars.

Looks like Peter Tsimikalis' bolt to Kitchener has at least one person upset. Technically, Albany's transaction lists him as suspended.

Mattias Weinhandl got shipped to Houston on Saturday -- he cleared this time. Didn't make it in time for Cowbell Night in Texas. (Three. Thousand. Cowbells.) Elsewhere in the Rumored Conference, Patrick Leahy got the call to Nashville.

All-star balloting begins Monday morning over at the league site. Vote early, vote often, vote Rory Fitzpatrick. (Oops: wrong league.)

2 Comments:

  • Since we may not be at full staff, why not sign Chris Ferraro so we can have a full team. As someone pointed out, we would not have to worry about the veteran rule and it may benefit us in the long run.

    By Anonymous Jeff, at 12:54 AM  

  • According to Phil during the broadcast, he heard that Chris might be heading somewhere soon to play but he didn't say where hence he may not be available to us. At least that's what I heard before my computer froze on me.

    By Anonymous Lori, at 1:25 AM  

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