The Sound Tigers had their win streak cut short on the road tonight, losing to the Worcester Sharks 5-1 at DCU Center.
Brock Nelson was Bridgeport’s lone scorer, his goal cutting a three-goal Sharks lead. Five different Sharks players scored on Kevin Poulin, who suffered his first loss of the season with 27 saves. Alex Stalock stopped 17 of 18 in what turned out to be an easier night for him.
I couldn’t watch this game, but reading the recap and looking at the boxscore, I can tell just what kind of night the Sound Tigers had. You can’t get a win with only 18 shots on goal. And you can’t get a good start with 22 minutes in penalties. That’s just not going to happen. The Sound Tigers had a chance to come back with Nelson’s goal in the third, but the time spent in the box killed their hopes, as Worcester was able to score two power-play goals (one of them on a 5-on-3 chance).
Bridgeport continues its road stint in Massachusetts against Springfield tomorrow night at 7. Better luck this time, boys.
Notes: Bridgeport recalled goalie Kenny Reiter from Fort Wayne of the ECHL. The 25-year-old rookie is leading the ECHL in GAA and save percentage. …The Sound Tigers began a three-game-in-three-night swing tonight. After tomorrow’s game against Springfield, they’re back in Worcester to attempt a win once again. … Worcester earned their first win of the season tonight. They are now 1-3-0-1 on the season.