Across the Sound in Connecticut, the Sound Tigers lost both of their games over the weekend, just like the big club. Bridgeport scored only one goal over the course of two games and while the power play was dismal, they threw a ton of pucks at the net and came up empty thanks to some hot goaltending.Five Thoughts:
- Anders Lee looks pretty good -- as he should, I know -- even doing a sort of Kabanov deke around a defender on Saturday night. It didn't end up in the back of the net, though.
- Andrey Pedan had three points in two games last weekend but was a healthy scratch for both games this weekend. There doesn't appear to be an explicit reason why, but if you read between the lines he may be getting his own discipline for being late. If you recall, Pedan was the other Sound Tiger late to practice the day Kabanov was late and consequently punted to Stockton. Here's what Fornabaio had on Wednesday: "No Andrey Pedan this morning in practice; Pellerin said he was on “earlier this morning for some skill development and conditioning skate. He wasn’t feeling well after the skate. He’s going to come back for a workout. He’s going to be doing a little individual work with me this week.” For one reason or another, looks like he got singled out by the coach. On Twitter, Pedan had some frustration but without context it's impossible to know if that's about sitting out or because he left dinner on the stove too long.
- Alan Quine, drafted as a forward this past June has been playing point on the power play with Calvin de Haan. That's something Quine has done previously in juniors.
- Ryan Strome was held off the scoresheet, registering six shots. Don't read too much into it, he still looks good. In Sunday's first period he went coast-to-coast right up the middle of the ice (on the powerplay, no less). A nice play, but wasn't able to convert.
- The final bullet point goes to Johan Sundstrom for having the team's only goal of the weekend. It's Sundstrom's first since January 11th.