News from 1930 – and this morning (and ADDED Alaska)

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No Haskins this morning, but Greg Mauldin and Jesse Joensuu were out there (on a line with Justin DiBenedetto), as was Dustin Kohn on defense. Do they play tomorrow? “Not sure yet,” Jack Capuano said. He sounded as if he’s considering giving them an extra day, at least some of them. The team split up […] [Read More]

Bits and pieces

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–Same cast of characters as yesterday. Some if not all of the dinged-up will skate tomorrow and see how it goes, and then they’ll have a chance to make some decisions for the road trip. –Katie Strang, meanwhile, reports that Doug Weight had swine flu. (We’ll see if you can actually read that through the […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven, The Big Club

Tuesdays in Shelton

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All the dings left the Sound Tigers almost short-handed today. (Not quite. Still had more guys than they usually did in 2002.) Missing were Tyler Haskins, Jesse Joensuu (with a pretty pronounced limp, still), Dustin Kohn and Greg Mauldin, though all were in the building. Too early to know for sure about the weekend. One […] [Read More]

Koskinen out

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As tweeted earlier from somewhere in West Haven and as released about the same time, Mikko Koskinen will miss eight to 10 weeks with a torn hip labrum. Details about the injury — which hip, for instance — and treatment weren’t immediately available. Talked to Jack Capuano a few moments ago, and he wasn’t even […] [Read More]
Categories: Koskinen

Lots of stars

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You know it’s a good night for a team when you have to work to pick only three stars. DiBenedetto-Lawson-Bentivoglio is a fine choice, but I can’t leave Marcinko out. Not sure how I could leave Bentivoglio out of mine, either. “Sean Bentivoglio was outstanding,” Capuano said. “He blocked some shots. He scored the short-handed […] [Read More]

Rats arrive

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Game 10 already. We’re an eighth of the way done. Or, to look at it more brightly, an eighth of the way to springtime. Much shakeup for the Bridgeport lineup, including the season debut of Mark Flood against his former mates. BRIDGEPORT F: Smith-Moore (A)-Bentivoglio DiBenedetto-Hughes-Mauldin (A) Joensuu-Romano-Martin Morency-Marcinko-Figren D: Katic-Wotton (C) Kohn-Klementyev MacDonald-Flood G: […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Flood, Koskinen, Pregame

Shoot the puck, Barry

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So they don’t score in 170 minutes, and Capuano’s proud. They win a game, and he’s aggravated. Mad at the backcheck on the goal (Mr. Letestu probably was lonely). Mad at the lack of willingness to pay the price to get to the net, in so many words. (To quote someone who was here tonight: […] [Read More]

When you expect a bloodbath…

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There are nights you expect the gates of hell to open up, and they just don’t. Then there are nights like two weeks ago. Tonight’s lineup has the clear potential for chaos. Brookbank had words for Gillies just about every time they passed each other at the red line. Northeastern boy Brad Thiessen makes his […] [Read More]

OT: Thoughts from a dark road trip

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Nothing to see here… –There are certain immutable truths. If you leave Manchester’s city limits at midnight, you’re not getting home until 3. It’s that simple. –The Platters, in time-honored fashion, belted oldies with style and sold records. Did the kids at the time know those songs were, as we would probably say now, remakes? […] [Read More]

Droughts

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No goals in 126:40 (81 shots), no even-strength goals in 187:56, but even that was an extra-attacker goal, so no goals with equal skaters in 246:40. Bridgeport’s longest scoreless streak since the lockout is 170:48. For what it’s worth. Jonathan Bernier was good. Really good. He’s got a shutout streak of his own in the […] [Read More]