T-Birds Look to Exact Revenge in Bridgeport

Oct 30, 2016
Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (4-2-0) will look to build off an overtime win Saturday night while atoning for a 5-1 loss on Friday as they rematch the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (4-2-0) at the Webster Bank Arena for a 3:00 p.m. puck drop. 
Friday night went the way of the Sound Tigers at the MassMutual Center, as the Bridgeport power play connected twice on the night en route to handing Reto Berra his first loss of the season in the Springfield net.
The Sound Tigers then backed up their Friday five-goal outburst with a second five-goal night on Saturday in Bridgeport against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Following a three-point night in Springfield, Bracken Kearns added two more goals, while teammate Josh Ho-Sang added a goal and an assist in the Sound Tigers win. It was the first time this season that the Sound Tigers won back-to-back games. 
The Thunderbirds, meanwhile, have yet to drop two straight games by virtue of their thrilling 2-1 overtime win on Saturday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Trailing 1-0 heading into the third period, the Springfield power play connected for just the third time all season on Paul Thompson's tying goal midway through the final frame.
As the game made its way to overtime, Chase Balisy played the role of hero, racing in on a breakaway from the red line and sliding a backhander underneath Tristan Jarry to give the Thunderbirds their second overtime victory on home ice in their first three home games.
Coverage of today's matinee from the Webster Bank Arena can be heard on NewsRadio 560 WHYN beginning shortly before 3:00 p.m. ET.
The Thunderbirds are back on home ice next Friday, Nov. 4 against the Hershey Bears for T-Birds Bobble Election Night presented by MassLive. Figurines of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outfitted in T-Birds gear will be available to fans upon entry, and the first bobblehead to sell out will be declared the winner of the inaugural T-Birds Bobble Election. 
Next Friday is also the second installment of $1 Night and the Pregame Concert Series presented by MGM Springfield featuring musical performances by John & Christine Cantalini. Through the start of the second period, hot dogs, sodas, and popcorn will be sold for just one dollar.
Interested in being part of the next era of AHL hockey in Springfield? Springfield Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships start as low as $12 per game and feature the most exclusive benefits, including a commemorative jersey. For more information, fans may call the Thunderbirds ticket office at (413) 739-GOAL (4625).
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