The boys are on break until Friday. The last game before break was last Saturday. Unfortunately, the Wolf Pack’s point streak ended. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers pulled away with a 5-1 victory. Alexandar Georgiev was in net, stopping 25 of 30 shots. Ryan Sproul recorded the lone goal for Hartford. The nine game point streak was fun. They should regroup after break.
The first period was feisty. Plenty of gloves were dropped and the drama heightened. Hartford was off their game. Bridgeport had control of the first. At 18:59, Bridgeport converted on a power play goal to give the Sound Tigers their first lead of the game. Shots favored the Sound Tigers 13-4 after twenty.
The second was an improvement for Hartford. Unfortunately, the score sheet said the opposite. Both clubs exchanged quality chances. Hartford had opportunities, but could not bury. At 13:56 the Sound Tigers extended their lead to 2-0. Then moments later at 15:34, 3-0. Hartford had to get at least one goal to get back in the game. They were unable to. After two, shots favored Bridgeport 23-13.
The third was similar as the second. Both clubs skated the rest of the game away. Bridgeport scored at 12:52 to extend their lead to 4-0. Late in the game, Hartford converted on an opportunity to break the Sound Tiger’s goalie shutout. Ryan Sproul had a blast of the shot to make the game 4-1. Gabriel Fontaine and Vinni Lettieri recorded the assists. At 19:35, Bridgeport added another goal to make the game 5-1. Shots favored Bridgeport 30-23.
The club was due for a rough game. Hartford at least tried in the second and third periods. The Pack played differently than the last nine games. I expect Hartford to get back on track after break. Nothing to worry about.
The Pack travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on December 29th to take on the Penguins at 7:05 pm.
Ricky’s 3 Stars
- Vinni Lettieri
- Ryan Sproul
- John Gilmour
- The Pack continues to struggle against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
- All active point streaks were broken.
- Scratches: Ryan Gropp (Illness), Dan Catenacci (Injured), Dan DeSalvo (Injured), and Vince Pedrie (Out).