Morgan Geekie drove the offense through the first 40 minutes of play, ripping a slap shot past Jared Coreau late in the first then knifing a wrister into the top corner in the middle frame to snag a lead for the home side.
New faces took over in the third as Brian Gibbons redirected a point shot on the power play to extend Charlotte’s lead and Fredrik Claesson chipped in his second assist of the night on Eetu Luostarinen’s game-sealing empty net tally.
In his first home start of the season Anton Forsberg turned in a strong performance between the pipes, denying 28 of Bridgeport’s 29 shots and helping the Checkers to another perfect game on the penalty kill.
Good response to a tough loss. To bounce back showed some character in the dressing room there. There are some things to clean up on, but it’s good to get a win.
Warsofsky on Morgan Geekie
He’s taking control of games, really. He’s driving our offense for the most part in all four games. He scores, he’s got a great shot and he can make things happen in tight. A really good game by him tonight.
Warsofsky on Anton Forsberg
He’s a rock back there. You can tell. He’s a pro, he’s confident and he’s seeing the puck at a really high level right now. He made Grade A saves when we really needed them and that’s important.
Morgan Geekie on the bounceback
We came in as a new day today. I thought we played well last night and the bounces kind of didn’t go our way. We had to clean some things up and tonight I thought we did that
Geekie on his hot start to the season
I had a little bit of success last year and I’m just trying to do the same things I did last time. I’m trying to earn some more trust and responsibility out there so I’ve just got to play the same game I did last year.
Geekie on the team coming together
It takes a couple of games to get going and I think it’s kind of a feeling out process but I like what we’ve got here. I like our team and I like our line a lot. We’re just going to go out and play our game and see what we can do.
Anton Forsberg on the game
First of all we’ve got to play a team game and I thought we did except for the last five minutes there where we kind of broke down a bit. At the end I thought we fought hard and we kept them on the outside most of the game, which made it a lot easier for me.