Looking familiar/familiarity: Thursday notes

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A rare week: All hands on deck, no big changes in-week, no crazy stuff going on. I sort of expect something crazy to happen sometime in the next 24 hours, just because it’s been too calm. Sebastian Collberg and Griffin Reinhart both appear set to go. We always wonder about carryover in games like this. […] [Read More]
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Reinhart back in blue: Wednesday notes

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Same crew as yesterday for Bridgeport; biggest change was Griffin Reinhart out of no-contact red, into regular-defenseman’s blue after yesterday’s hard practice. (Also the return of skills coach Bernie Cassell, always welcome.) Rocco Grimaldi played a doubleheader Tuesday, starting San Antonio’s morning game against Oklahoma City, then joining the Florida Panthers in L.A. It’s been […] [Read More]

No Gallant suspension/Reinhart, Collberg closer: Tuesday notes

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A couple of newsy bits today, one of which broke after practice: Brett Gallant’s instigator penalty from the end of Sunday’s game has been rescinded, so he won’t be suspended at all. Bridgeport had asked the league to look at it. So the scoring streak could well be on the line Friday in the rematch […] [Read More]

Three to make two: rulesy Monday notes (with video)

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I do those rules things every year and then forget to consult them. Was reminded Monday that a game misconduct for which a player receives league discipline does not count toward the three that would get him suspended. Brett Gallant is, for accumulation purposes, at two. Would imagine final word on discipline Tuesday. Via @IslesEnforcers, […] [Read More]

Down with a fight (eventually): Springfield postgame

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The gamer is almost exclusively about the last 35 seconds, so I’ll try to dwell on the first 59:25 here after mentioning that Brett Gallant, if nothing somehow changes, has a suspension of two automatic games coming to him, one for the instigator in the last five minutes, one for his third game misconduct (he […] [Read More]

Some reverting, some returning: Springfield pregame

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Bridgeport goes for its sixth win in a row, which would be its longest streak since the last seven games of February, all regulation-time victories, the last six games of the Olympic break and the first game after. (Things didn’t go so well after that.) Appears they do it with Andrey Pedan. Pedan hasn’t played […] [Read More]

Blasting away: Hartford postgame 2

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Normally I write about something, and… well, it’s like the SI cover jinx. Sometimes it’s just regression to the mean. But last week I wrote Griffin Reinhart, and he got hurt. This week, I wrote Ryan Pulock to advance the weekend… and he’s got three goals in two games. It struck me even last night […] [Read More]

Good problems to have, etc.: Hartford pregame 2

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John Persson back in, C.J. Stretch out tonight. “We’ve got a lot of good players,” Thompson said. That, they do. Kael Mouillierat moves back to the middle for Stretch as Persson moves into Mouillierat’s spot. The third and fourth lines, both effective last night, remain intact. One to scratch each way. Pedan did take the […] [Read More]