Islanders-Caps Oct. 1 (and opener Oct. 15)

The Islanders’ preseason schedule, just announced, includes a game here Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. against the Washington Capitals. Ticket info, from the press release: Webster Bank Arena, home of the Islanders
Categories: The Big Club

Big guys on the brink: Wednesday notes

One of the best AHL seasons ever is on the verge of becoming a footnote. Hershey trailed in the second period, but beat Toronto 8-2 tonight at Ricoh to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Zach Sill and
Categories: RIP

Monsters roll: Tuesday notes

A shutout for Anton Forsberg tonight in Cleveland, and Lake Erie leads the defending champs 3-0. Game 4 and a chance to sweep is Thursday. The Eastern Conference Final resumes Wednesday in Toronto
Categories: Coaching Carousel, RIP

Pirates to Springfield done: Monday notes Tuesday (updated)

Wrote blog post. Posted blog po… darn The AHL gave its formal approval to Portland’s move to Springfield on Monday. The Panthers apparently examined all their options and stuck with the franchise,

Canada reigns: Sunday notes

At Worlds, the surprising win over the Czechs turned out to be the only surprise the United States had: We’re No. 4. Frankie Vatrano scored both goals in a 7-2 loss to Russia for the bronze. The good

Bears up 2-0/Why is it always Canada?: Saturday notes

The Bears have held serve at home, and now it’s up to the Marlies to do the same up in Toronto. Carter Camper scored at 9:09 of overtime to give the Bears a 3-2 win Saturday and a 2-0 series lead.

Bears win 1: Friday notes

Shots on goal tell little sometimes. This did not feel (and admittedly, I’m saying that with divided attention from afar) like a low-event Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but shots were very

U.S. advances/Paul departs

Keith Kinkaid stopped three of three in the shootout, Auston Matthews had the only tally in the bonus round, and the U.S. moves on to the semis at the World Championship with a 2-1 win over the Czech