The Checkers couldn’t carry their momentum from last night’s victory in Sunday’s tilt with the Sound Tigers, falling 4-2 to close out a busy three-in-three weekend.
The home squad staked an early lead with a pair of first-period goals, but the Checkers responded with two of their own in the middle frame to knot the score heading into the third. The Sound Tigers snatched back the momentum in the final frame, however, with Connor Jones finishing off a slick feed from Josh Ho-Sang less than two minutes into the period to regain Bridgeport’s lead.
Playing their third game in as many days, the Checkers couldn’t muster up a comeback, pushing hard but failing to put anything else behind Christopher Gibson, who finished the night with 28 saves and a win over Charlotte.
The Checkers are now 59-42-13 all time in three-in-three scenarios … Janne Kuokkanen’s goal extended his team-best point streak to seven games (3g, 6a) … Andrew Poturalski extended his point streak to four games (2g, 2a) … Martin Necas has recorded an assist in each of his last four games and has seven points (1g, 6a) in his last six games … Callum Booth earned an assist on Kuokkanen’s breakaway goal, the first of his pro career … After no allowing more than three goals in any of their first 11 games, the Checkers surrendered four in each of this weekend’s contests … The Checkers were held without a power-play goal in consecutive games for the second time this season … Steven Lorentz made his season debut for the Checkers … Greg McKegg, Patrick Brown and Spencer Smallman all missed the game due to injury … Michal Cajkovsky was a healthy extra
The Checkers continue their road trip with a visit to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.
Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.