Home portion of the home-and-home

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So while half the Bridgeport defense corps tries to stop Buffalo tonight, Bridgeport slides Jordan Hart right into Andrew MacDonald’s right-defense spot. Lawson is back in net; Marcinko and Morency are back on the fourth line. And you remember Chris Minard. LINEUPS BRIDGEPORT F: Smith-Walter-McLean Joensuu-Colliton (A)-Iggulden Bentivoglio-Haskins-Haley Fritz (A)-Marcinko-Morency D: Lee-Gleed Fraser-Wotton (C) Kohn-Hart […] [Read More]
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AMac gets the call

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As Chris Botta had, Andrew MacDonald should make his NHL debut tonight. He’s been doing it all year, so why not? That’s the only apparent move, so Jordan Hart should play here tonight. [Read More]
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“The hour I first believed”

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“The hour I first believed”

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"The hour I first believed"

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It’s still called the “March of Doom” down there, but here we are in the final bit of the first stage, and the Sound Tigers have seven wins in the first 12 of these 20 games in 17 days (or whatever it is). All of a sudden, it’s not “how’re they gonna get through this,” […] [Read More]
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Philly Live!

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Only 12 games left here. Wow. Peter Mannino gets his first AHL start since Jan. 18. No official moves yet, but they’ve got to be coming, with Brendan Witt suspended. The two healthy forward scratches get in on the fourth line. Helping Bridgeport out, the Flyers recalled Jared Ross and got neither Glen Metropolit nor […] [Read More]
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These off days confuse me

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Never again to score against the Sound Tigers in the playoffs, Ryan Whitney is off to Anaheim. But the deal maybe affects the late-season East Division, anyway: Eric Tangradi, Anaheim’s second-round pick in 2007, has 87 points in the OHL, and Jonathan notes he played at Wyoming Seminary outside Wilkes-Barre. In other news, “Forty Fort” […] [Read More]
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Happy to see you

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It wasn’t the prettiest hockey game. This wasn’t going in anyone’s highlight film for what happened on the ice. Coupla nice goals; coupla nice saves. The Sound Tigers weren’t great, weren’t awful, could’ve finished better and won, could’ve lost in regulation. Honestly, though, was this night about that? (Well, OK, we’re a Bridgeport paper. “We […] [Read More]
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Welcome back

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Albany arrived around 5 p.m. for its first game in a week. The Rats arrived with four players called up (including Ryan Cruthers, the Long Island kid who made a practice cameo last spring) and one sent down (Brandon Sutter, on conditioning). A nice hand for the Rats from much of the early arrivers as […] [Read More]
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All kinds of comebacks (or not)

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Some quick hits: Junior Lessard was on the ice today, taking the full practice, although he’ll remain out tomorrow night. Dustin Kohn practiced, too, and looked fine. Peter Mannino was back in town and on the ice. Albany tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it. Nicolas Blanchard is out of the hospital. Turns out he took […] [Read More]
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