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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Is it over yet?

Quick one, 'cause I wanna get out of the UMass-Lowell peoples' way...

This team is banged up. It needs to find ways to score, yeah (goal-scorer Frans Nielsen will help with that eventually, perhaps), but it played all right defensively except for, really, the goals. They broke down, and the puck ended up in their net. This may be a case of the breaks evening out from those 50-shot nights?

Fraser left with an apparent thumb injury, and the way he threw his head back in pain when John Sullo touched it on the bench didn't look good. Brandon Nolan's going to be evaluated. And of course Fata's out.

We'll see if they can fill in tomorrow. And then it'll be a nice few days off.

LINEUPS
BRIDGEPORT
F: Nilsson-Regier-Boguniecki
Marjamaki-Colliton (A)-J. Johnson
Pitton-G. Johnson-Nokelainen
Magowan/(Ferraro-scratch)
D: Malec-Berry
Wotton (C)-Fraser
Rourke (A)-Martens

LOWELL
F: Ryznar-Pihlman (A)-Marshall
Pandolfo-Gionta-Clarkson
Murphy (A)-Foster-Tallackson
Voros-Davis-LaCouture
D: Greene-Harant
Magnan-Fraser
McGillis (C)-(Miller-scratch)


Lowell did "Deal or No Deal" with prizes written under pucks on the ice in the first intermission. Offers included autographed sticks, flex packs; there was a season-ticket package among the pucks on the ice. Guy walked away with four tickets to a future game.

Short version: Yes indeed, this was the longest Sound Tigers streak in which neither team has scored a power-play goal. (Previous: four games, Jan. 22-29, 2003.) Six games without a PPG tied Bridgeport's longest streak in games, though not in chances, without a power-play goal. This is seven games without allowing a PPG; Bridgeport went eight games to end the 2003-04 season without allowing a PPG, 36 chances.

Apologies for typos. Maybe more after the drive.

6 Comments:

  • sure I know why the rush home....

    see ya

    TIM

    By Anonymous stan, at 7:31 PM  

  • well it looks the Wolfpack might be tired. So far 9 fights! Goalies too

    I was going to go!! DARN

    By Anonymous stan, at 9:20 PM  

  • Which brings us back to how pointless the 3 stars of the game can be. Al Montoya played half a game, stopped 11 of 12 shots and was named #1 star. That's just dumb. Sure, he got into a fight and got kicked out of the game with 17 PIMs, but that doesn't make him the #1 star. They had two guys with a goal and two assists, but they were relegated to 2nd and 3rd stars so the fighting goalie (in a game they were already winning 3-1 at the time) can get the #1. Dumb.

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 10:10 PM  

  • Agreed, he certainly didn't deserve the #1 star from a hockey perspective, but the crowd ate it up when he came out in a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops to accept the honor. I like it when they don't take the 3 stars so seriously and just have fun with it.

    By Anonymous slewfooter, at 11:29 AM  

  • fun with 3 stars?? It's not the UHL. It's the next step to the NHL. 3 stars should be the 3 stars!!!

    By Anonymous james, at 12:23 PM  

  • a big name dealt.


    http://www.stlouisblues.com/news/0607/070225.html

    I give up on taggin!!

    By Anonymous stan, at 12:45 PM  

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