It’s Gonna Take a Miracle

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Wait, no, it’s not, even on Faith Night. Know what it was going to take? Stuff like the first few shifts tonight. Bentivoglio and Haskins came out hitting, and Nikiforov was getting in there, too. Marcinko was a whirling dervish. Fritz went to the net a few times and drew a penalty once. Morency drew […] [Read More]
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It's Gonna Take a Miracle

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Wait, no, it’s not, even on Faith Night. Know what it was going to take? Stuff like the first few shifts tonight. Bentivoglio and Haskins came out hitting, and Nikiforov was getting in there, too. Marcinko was a whirling dervish. Fritz went to the net a few times and drew a penalty once. Morency drew […] [Read More]
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Pirates off the port bow

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Peter Mannino remains on the yo-yo, so Lenny DiCostanzo is in town to back up. A couple of little tweaks to last night’s starting lines is all, although Morency is in tonight. LINEUPS BRIDGEPORT F: Smith-McLean-Iggulden Joensuu-Walter-Colliton (A) Bentivoglio-Haskins-Nikiforov Fritz-Marcinko-Morency D: Wotton (C)-Callahan (A) Hillen-Lee Kohn-MacDonald G: Lawson (DiCostanzo) PORTLAND F: Darche (A)-Zagrapan-Mancari (A) Bouck […] [Read More]
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Changeup, outside corner, strike two

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So what did Jack Capuano like out of this thing? “I thought the defense did a lot of good things,” Capuano said. “They’ve done a lot of work on headmanning the puck. Their gap control against some skilled forwards was really good; they’ve been working on that. Nathan Lawson played really well. He gave us […] [Read More]
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Get Back to Work, 2009 ASB edition

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Peter Mannino is here; Len DiCostanzo is not. Jamie Fraser is out with the flu. Colliton is, in fact, back in. And did I ever mention that Dennis Packard did indeed re-up on another PTO? No? Hey, guess what, folks? Hartford has one to scratch. Missed what happened to Miika Wiikman, but onetime Hershey Bear […] [Read More]
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The king is dead. Long live the king

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Big change on the Rangers beat in Westchester. Sam Weinman is moving to Golf Digest. Weinman’s blog was a must-read; he had the sweet combination of information and comedy. He’ll be missed. But look who’s filling in: Rick Carpiniello. If you’ve been kicking around this sport for any length of time, you know that’s good […] [Read More]
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Break time’s over

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Break time's over

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The boys are back in town and stuff. Lots of reunions: Smith-McLean-Iggulden back together, Joensuu-Walter-Colliton (he’s ready to go). Mannino is up, but Len DiCostanzo wasn’t here, either. It’s not inconceivable that Mannino could be back here for Hartford and gone again for Portland; that kind of thing happened before the break. But we’ll see. […] [Read More]
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Down Up, Leg 2

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Blaine Down went to the net to score on a rebound in the first period, and Zurich leads Magnitogorsk 1-0 after one period in the second (and decisive) game of the Champions League final. It’s on Universal Sports right now; Channel 119 on my Cablevision box, or watch online. Edit: It’s the game-winning goal: Zurich […] [Read More]
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I’m waiting for Greg Cronin’s book

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