The Wolf Pack made short work of the Sound Tigers on Saturday night. They grabbed a first period lead and never looked back.
The Wolf Pack were donned in their new alternate red jerseys. They were as red as you can get. Maybe that made them mad as they really dominated the Sound Tigers in this game.
News broke early on Saturday that starting goalie Dov Grumet Morris was "banged up". He also probably needed a break as he had started the last seven games straight. During that time twice he was bowled over by players rushing the net. The season takes a toll on players.
Jason Missiaen was called up from the ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, he would back up David LeNevue. The first star of the night was Ryan Bourque who was one missed breakaway away from a hat trick. Bourque had a very good game netting the game winner and an what turned out to be the first insurance goal. Bourque is having a terrific year he is on the score sheet about every other game and with his 18th and 19th last night he is the teams' second leading scorer, just behind Danny Kristo(21).
Grumet Morris being out was the top topic on the Hartford XL Center concourse, but by the end of the game the talk was about LeNevue who stopped all Bridgeport shots(22) to earn the Wolf Pack's first shut out of the season. This was LeNevue's second shut out as a member of the Wolf Pack he had previously earned a shut out when he played with the Wolf Pack for a brief time back in the 2007-2008 season. LeNevue was the third star. LeNevue should get the start again today as the Pack play Bridgeport again at the Webster Bank Arena.
The games offense ended when Danny Kristo scored his 21th of the season on a breakaway. The goal gave the Pack a 4-0 lead and it sent Sound Tiger net minder Phillippe Trudeau to the bench. Trudeau gave up four goals on 18 shots. His replacement Kenny Reiter held the fort down making 14 saves on 14 shots.
The Wolf Pack are in Bridgeport playing this afternoon. It is hard to win two games against the same team in less than 24 hours but the Wolf Pack will have to do that to keep their small playoff chances alive.
You can listen to the game on Fox Sports Radio 1410AM or you can watch the game on WWW.AHLLIVE.com.