Two to go: Adirondack liveblog

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Last call, before we get to tonight: Fake Team Awards voting remains open until 11 tonight. Both awards can still be determined. The Phantoms wrap up their time in Glens Falls tonight, though there’s a lot to be determined about whether there’ll be someone replacing them next year (a lot to be determined everywhere, as […] [Read More]

The Drought at 11: annual playoff-winless examination

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Let’s get this annual endless bit of exposition out of the way. It keeps growing, somehow. Used to be like one paragraph. Anyway. The Sound Tigers last won a playoff series in 2003. (Game 3 against Manchester was 11 years ago tonight, as it happens, also a Friday.) Since then, 25 of the other 29 […] [Read More]

Road to the End: Thursday notes

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This last week with an eliminated team felt different from other seasons’ last weeks, and I think I figured out why yesterday, dumb as it sounds. This is the first time Bridgeport will miss the playoffs while finishing the season on the road. The first five times, the season ended at home. But there’s a […] [Read More]

Less-than-magic numbers: Late Wednesday notes

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Stockton added Mathieu Gagnon and Andrey Pedan to their roster, leaving one spot open for everybody else. Adirondack beat Syracuse in a shootout, relegating Bridgeport to last place in the Northeast Division. (Adam Erne of North Branford scored his first pro goal for the Crunch.) Portland lost in a shootout to Albany (clinching a Devils […] [Read More]

Who are these… oh, wait: Wednesday notes

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A different-looking Bridgeport team than we remember. Halmo with Langkow and Vaughan. Diamond with Holmstrom and Harris. Mangene alongside Gallant. Sundstrom with Antipin and Bruton. Donovan. Mayfield. It’s almost like a midseason practice. Almost. “There’s still guys like Hickman, Antipin, Holmstrom, Crus Rydberg, Harris, all the young defensemen,” Scott Pellerin said. “We’re still teaching the […] [Read More]

They belong to the World: off-day notes

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The United States team that’ll seek our first non-Olympic world championship since 1933 will include Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. The tournament’s in Belarus beginning May 9, and Peter Laviolette was named coach of the team earlier in the day. The Flyers were busy, signing Andrew MacDonald to a massive contract […] [Read More]

Stockton playoff roster/Heat leaving

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The Stockton Thunder, proud affiliate of the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, announced their playoff roster. It includes some of each. It has 20 players now (including one in reserve), and the Thunder can add three more over the course of the playoffs from its list of also-eligible players. And that list of […] [Read More]
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Execution: Adirondack postgame

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For the first time in a while, Scott Pellerin sounded disappointed. Still outmanned, still outgunned, but lamenting a few things that could’ve made a difference. “When you get to certain moments in a game,” Pellerin said, “when you have a four-minute power play, a scoring chance in the slot, and miss. You have opportunities to […] [Read More]