And now for Part 2

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Philadelphia scored at :22 and at 58:33 to eliminate Albany in seven games. Tip o’cap to Albany, a scrappy, battling team. The Phantoms move on to battle the Penguins, beginning Thursday. After some funky first-round schedules, three of the four second-round series are traditional 2-2-1-1-1s. The only oddball is Providence-Portland, which is at least a […] [Read More]
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Don't bet on it

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Ever wonder what players do when their playoff series end early? Thanks to Jonathan and the authorities in the Wyoming Valley, wonder no more. That kind of gambling is not suggested, I’d imagine. Anyway, one Game 7 is in the books, and there’s a local angle: Beast of New Haven star Bates Battaglia scored the […] [Read More]
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Superfection?

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The 1988 Hershey Bears went 12-0 in the playoffs, sweeping Binghamton, Adirondack and Fredericton in four games apiece, to win the Calder Cup. The 1964 Cleveland Barons went 9-0 in the playoffs, beating Rochester in two, Hershey in three and Quebec in four, to win the Calder Cup. The 1961 Springfield Indians went 8-0 in […] [Read More]
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Third-Annual Public Service Announcement

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Fasten your seat belts, would ya? (So, obviously, it has been two years since Bridgeport last won a playoff game…) [Read More]
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Third-Annual Public Service Announcement

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Fasten your seat belts, would ya? (So, obviously, it has been two years since Bridgeport last won a playoff game…) [Read More]
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Rolling seven

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Another OT game, another 70 minutes without a goal… and this time an Albany win. Game 7 is Tuesday night at the Wachovia Center; it’ll be at least the eighth Game 7 in the AHL in three years. Boyd Kane went and cross-checks Bryan Rodney after Kirk MacDonald scored, and Patrick Williams wonders if he’ll […] [Read More]
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Earlier night

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Big, late-breakin’ news from Des Moines: Iowa and Dallas are getting an early divorce. Hmm. Portland and Providence begin the second round Saturday. Back in the first, the Penguins finished off the Bears behind a four-goal third period. The Bears tied it up 25 seconds into the third — they had led twice before — […] [Read More]
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Stirling out in Norfolk/OT

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Tampa Bay reassigned Steve Stirling to college scouting, the team announced today. Edit: Chatted with Stirling this afternoon. He sounds contented with the move. He’ll be based up this way, so maybe he’ll pop in on Bridgeport once in a while. [Read More]
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Long night, long post

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Hey, good to be here… …though five OTs in Albany might’ve been more fun. The Rats and Phantoms play the longest game in AHL history before Ryan Potulny finishes things at 82:58 of overtime. Michael Leighton stopped 98 out of 101 shots, 17 of ‘em Kyle Greentree’s. (98. That’s kind of a shame.) Albany outshot […] [Read More]
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Cue the Bee Gees

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Hershey stays alive with two assists from (welcome back) Eric Fehr (who got his ‘A’ back from OT-goal-scorer Alex Giroux). That’s after the Penguins tied it with 18.2 seconds left. Lane Lambert’s Admirals beat Chicago 2-0 behind 37 Pekka Rinne saves and a goal from (welcome back) Rich Peverley. (Last night’s Game 7s were some […] [Read More]
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