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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Work it on out

Well... I wished my attention could have been in East Rutherford and Manhattan. After seeing how the first half of that pair ended, I'm probably lucky to have watched this, instead. Save the aggravation.

Unless I was a Sound Tigers fan, that is. That would have been aggravation.

You've heard people talk about the blue lines, getting the puck in deep, clearing your own zone? Bridgeport wasn't good at either blue line for two periods. They weren't that good around their own net, either. "Outworked" was the word of the night.

The third period was only a little better until they pulled Billy Thompson for a six-on-four, and then the shots started pouring onto the board. Too late.

Brandon Nolan's a fun addition, though, eh?

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

MANCHESTER
F: Moulson-Gauthier-Zeiler
O'Sullivan-Clarke (A)-Jackman
Giuliano (A)-Ryan-Pushkarev
Murphy/Hoffman
D: Kemp-Schmidt
Mormina-Buckley (C)
Nolan-Werner

Manchester had an apparent goal waved off because a player was ruled to have kicked the puck in.

It is very, very weird to come here only once -- and especially to do so for the second year in a row. Maybe next year.

LaBarbera robbed Marjamaki on a short-handed breakaway. The man is due.

Good gravy, it's like someone wanted to push the envelope: THREE officials who needed initials today. C. Brown (referee Chris, not linesman Dave), with T. Whittemore (Todd this time, not Scott like last night) and T. Low (Tim, not Chris). I'm pretty sure this is a Sound Tigers first.

(And unrelatedly of course, does anything annoy you more than a referee calling ticky-tack nothings -- you know, chintzy holds, boards where the guy gets knocked over in open ice and slides three feet into the dashers -- while ignoring the cross-checks to the back and the charges?)

Speaking of initials, Brandon Nolan's arrival makes his the third surname that needs initials on the Sound Tigers' all-time list, joining Smith (Nick, Brandon and Wyatt) and Campbell (brothers Jimmy and Eddie). The Sound Tigers' other Nolan played for Manchester today.

And Manchester is STILL using the death of Maude Flanders for T-shirt comedy. Terrible.

9 Comments:

  • Mike, I know Chris Ferraro never played a regular season game, but we are use Peter's inital on his jersey, so maybe we can add him to that list of 1st initals used on a jersey?!?

    By Anonymous stan, at 7:17 AM  

  • Of course as initials on the back of a jersey go, only the Campbell brothers ever needed an initial as the Smiths and Nolans never played at the same time. I had been wondering about P.Ferraro. It almost seems like he expects his brother to play here sometime soon.

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 7:36 AM  

  • Mike, I was behind the net and the Manchester player did use his foot to put the puck in the net.

    By Blogger DaveBrz, at 8:28 AM  

  • Mike, what Maude Flanders reference do you speak of? Also, all three seasons of Arrested Development are on sale on Amazon for $34 for the bundle! Go get it!

    By Blogger Jason, at 12:12 PM  

  • Of course they used the P because C was in camp and was still a possibility to sign... He's been around the past week, but I've been told not to read anything into it. (Would be nice, though.)

    Thanks for the confirmation, Dave.

    Jason, when the Monarchs shoot T-shirts into the stands in the first intermission, they use the scene from BABF10 at the auto track, where Maude is struck by a T-shirt and knocked over a wall to her untimely death. (And dude, I've got 1 and 2, and the folks better be coming through for 3 in three weeks...) (THREE WEEKS! I better get shopping.)

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 2:37 PM  

  • Ah, I got it now, that's great!

    By Blogger Jason, at 4:33 PM  

  • Mike Is the orginal blog site back? It looks a lot different???

    By Anonymous stan, at 5:02 PM  

  • SHHHH!!!!

    (OK, cat's out of the bag. Pack your bags: Announcement forthcoming.)

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 5:54 PM  

  • Here's another announcement that we just found out tonight at the season ticket holders skate with the players - Colliton was called up to the Islanders. We were wondering why he wasn't there and my friend asked Mitchell and he said he was called up. Most of happened late this afternoon because I hadn't seen anything before I left work at 5 p.m.

    By Anonymous Lori, at 9:18 PM  

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