Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Friday, January 19, 2007

By an exclamation point

Right now on the score sheet, the shots for Bridgeport read 14-24-21-3-1 for a total of 63. Yikes! Well, the overtime and shootout are right.

The first period is definitely not right. After they took four shots on a first-minute power play, the Sound Tigers were outshot 14-1. Ick! The only good news was they only trailed 1-0 and hadn't quite been run out of the building.

The second period was better, but things really turned around with a Drew Fata fight with Triston Grant. Pow!

Then the Sound Tigers took the lead in the third on goals a couple of minutes apart, Tambellini's 20th and Ferraro's ninth. But then on a power play, Tony Voce popped one in from the side of the net. Wade Dubielewicz was ticked at himself. To paraphrase: Darn!

But he redeemed himself in the shootout, couple of pokechecks and a couple of straight-up saves, finally sliding out (whee!) to knock Lars Jonsson in the wrong direction, and that was that. Unfortunately, Scott Munroe left with a groin injury he suffered on Tambellini's shootout-opening score. Yow! That's not fair... well, look up the rest.

F: Tambellini (A)-Nielsen-Nilsson
D: Fata-Berry
Malec-Rourke (A)

F: Tolpeko-Ellison-Reid
Kane (A)-Voce-Ruzicka
D: Timonen-Slaney (C)
Jonsson-Baumgartner (A)

Frans Nielsen's scoring streak ended.

Albany's loss puts Bridgeport two points behind the Rats with three games in hand.

Tambellini's is the 15th 20-goal season by a Sound Tiger. He scored 25 in 56 games for Manchester last season. "It's something I've been shooting for every year," Tambellini said. "I set the bar much higher that that, but every 10 is a good number."

Nilsson's shootout attempt, apparently, kept rolling and went over the line; the goal light went on. Koharski waved no, then pointed yes, then half-heartedly waved no again, then talked it over, then said no. Nilsson said he could have made it all moot had he just buried it into the open net he gave himself, but...

Here's a lengthy Hockey's Future profile on Sergei Ogorodnikov.

Kinda neat pennant on eBay. That starting bid's a little steep for me, though.

Cody Rudkowsky got one game for his adventures last week.

You gotta love it when Eric Godard is the lead photo and story on TSN.ca.

And last but not least, RIP Denny Doherty.


  • I am confused. Should Nilsson's shootout attempt count or not? Did Koharski blow it?

    By Anonymous dist1ump, at 10:08 AM  

  • Probably should have. Nilsson said as much. But it didn't matter in the end.

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 10:39 AM  

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