Rick DiPietro's first AHL game after clearing waivers was a disaster, to say the least. The former Boston University standout suited up for Bridgeport tonight, giving up five goals on 12 shots in the first period against Connecticut.
The fifth and final goal was by far the worst of them all. Mike Fornabaio explains:
And yup, he goes out, plays the puck, “miscommunication,” he said, it slides away on his backhand, the puck pinballs around, and still, if it doesn’t hit Kirill Kabanov’s skate, maybe it stays out and it’s only 4-0 after one instead of 5-0. “At the end of the day, when it rains, it pours,” DiPietro said.
This is not to say DiPietro’s going to bounce back. This is not to say DiPietro was fantastic. This is not to say DiPietro looked like his old self. This is not to say this was a good night.
It’s just to say that this is no night to make grand statements about Rick DiPietro. I know we want ‘em on Day 1. But it’s not.
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