All hands back on deck: Thursday notes

If Bridgeport had practiced Monday and Ryan Pulock had never blocked that shot Saturday night, I imagine this is how it would have looked. Same lines. Same pairs, except Loic Leduc in for Scott

Couple for Quine: Post-All-Star quotes

“Fun, a lot of fun,” were the first words out of Alan Quine’s mouth when I got to him through the packed dressing room after the all-star game/challenge/classic concluded. You played three games to
Categories: Quine

Wrapping Sunday/state of the league Monday notes

Links, some delayed for technical reasons, from last night: Sean Backman credited Mike Stothers’ faith in his offensive game as a big factor in recapturing it. (Stothers was money.) Catching up,
Categories: Alumni watch , Backman , Just business , Pulock , Quine

Feeling it: Albany postgame

Ryan Pulock’s blocked shot takes some of the juice out of this one, though we have no information yet whether he’ll miss so much as the skills contest, let alone time after the break. Which is kind of
Categories: Albany , Alumni watch , Berube , Halmo , Postgame

Unbroken pre-break: Albany pregame

Not broke, not fixing it: Bridgeport goes with the same exact lineup for the third time in four days leading into the all-star break. A few swaps for Albany from last night. One to scratch each way;
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Working blue: Hartford postgame

Hockey folks talk a lot about plays at the blue line, whether yours or theirs. Get a puck out, and buy yourself some time. Keep a puck in, and get yourself a scoring chance. Fail, and you’re chasing.

Eight and Oh Hellberg: Hartford pregame

Hartford’s goalie starts for the ninth time in a row, seeing has how the last eight have gone pretty well, all in all. Looks like the same lineup as Wednesday. Bridgeport, meanwhile, goes with the
Categories: Hartford, Pregame

Like Ice in the Sun: Thursday notes

When hockey players and coaches come off the ice commenting about it, you know it was frigid at Wonderland today. Status quo*, though Ross Johnston is once again taking contact. He won’t play this