Tonight, in his first Bridgeport action in around a decade, Rick Dipietro was pulled after giving up five goals in the first period on twelve shots.
Not even four minutes in, the Whale already had a two goal lead off two powerplay goals. One goal saw defenseman Jon Landry lose his man in front. Meanwhile, the other goal had a forward giving a bad back-check leaving the Whale forward open.
Backup goalie Kenny Reiter led the Tigers onto the ice for the second period after the disastrous first period for DP. The Tigers ended up falling to the Whale by a score of 7-3. They were able to close the deficit within two early on in the third. The Whale however, stormed back with two goals clinching their victory. This loss in the Tigers seventh in a row.
Bridgeport coach Scott Pellerin said post-game that he was, "disappointed" with the teams performance in front of DP. He also said that he [Dipietro] will be starting in net tomorrow night for the Tigers in their game against the Phantoms.