Last weekend the Wolf Pack lost to Hershey Saturday night 4-2 and then won the Sunday matinee 3-2 behind another stand up effort from Mackenzie Skapski. He made 22 saves and although he has only appeared in 4 games he has a 94.4% save percentage and he is 3-0. Certainly that has been more than adequate to earn him the back up goaltending job.
Last night the Wolf Pack resumed playing a series against their second biggest rival. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers played their first game of the 2014-2015 season against the Wolf Pack, the first of 8 contests. The Tigers walked away at the end of this game with two points and a chance to sweep the home and home series as the teams will travel to Bridgeport today for a Saturday night game.
The Wolf Pack fell behind early and the deficit slowly grew until the last few minutes of the third period when the lead became insurmountable. Connecticut native Ryan Haggerty had the only Wolf Pack goal in this contest, Hartford would go on to lose 6-1, their biggest blow out loss since a 7-3 loss to Albany on October 24. Jason Missiaen took the loss and last night Cedric Desjardins took this one. The Sound Tigers scored six goals on just 21 shots.
On the other bench another Connecticut native was on the stat sheet too. Colin McDonald, Wethersfield, had an amazing four point night, his two third period goals put the game very far out of reach. McDonald has played for the Oilers, Penguins and Islanders in his NHL career.
The Wolf Pack loss dropped the team into third place and it also gave Bridgeport the North East Division lead. Bridgeport lead is one point over Albany and two over the Wolf Pack. The Pack are looking to pull even with a win tonight, Bridgeport has won its last four games and six of its last seven. They are red hot and a tall order for the Wolf Pack.
After tonights matchup the Wolf Pack will have another chance to pick up some more points before the weekend’s end. The Wolf Pack’s next home game is against the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday at 3P.M at the XL Center. You can listen to all the games on Fox Sports 1410AM radio. You can also watch all the games on WWW.TheAHL.COM .