It's an illusion, Michael
To update the notes, both Comeau (with Tambellini and Colliton) and Nokelainen (with Marjamaki, Ogorodnikov and Pitton) skated today.
And this is directed primarily at one reader, who knows who he is: Saturday turned into an Arrested Development reference-fest, at least on my TV screen. Turned the box on to find a syndicated episode of Without a Trace featuring Alia Shawkat, AD's Maeby Funke, as a guest star. And then on Kidnapped -- like it, though I'm apparently the only one watching -- the little girl did a card trick, only to tell the private investigator, "It's not a trick; it's an illusion." Yeah, I lost it.
WAITING -- Practice at The Rinks at Shelton went without three Bridgeport Sound Tigers forwards Sunday.
Blake Comeau took a shot off the leg Friday night at Providence; he finished the game but was limping afterward. He sat out of practice, standing behind the bench with Brandon Cullen, who's still out with a concussion.
And Petteri Nokelainen remained out, apparently taking care of the knee he had surgically repaired in April.
"It's precaution," coach Dan Marshall said. "We're not rushing him back. ... He just has to take it day by day and see how it feels."
NO PITTS -- Amid Bridgeport's impressive comeback effort Friday, rookie winger Jason Pitton played his most consistent game yet.
He was aggressive on the forecheck and stronger with the puck. And after forcing a neutral-zone turnover, he earned his first professional point on Eric Boguniecki's goal.
"I thought he was really good," Marshall said. "He was confident. He was a strong F1 (first forechecker), he finished his checks really well. I thought he was a presence out there."
For a player who's 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, presence is what the Sound Tigers need from Pitton.
SHOOTING STARS -- In just seven games this season, Bridgeport has already been to three shootouts. In 2004-05, the first year of the modern shootout era, Bridgeport participated in only six shootouts. Last season, the team went to the tiebreaker just five times, tied for the fewest in the league.
TECHNOLOGY -- There may be some scoring changes from Friday night's game. Computer problems, both at the Dunkin' Donuts Center and in the statistics, meant stats had to be phoned in, and at least two goals appear to have something lost in translation.