Anton to WJC?

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According to the Isles’ Web site, the Russian Hockey Federation has contacted the Islanders seeking Anton Klementyev for their junior national team. The Islanders reportedly haven’t decided yet whether to let him go. We’ll poke around on it in the morning. [Read More]
Categories: Klementyev

And in goal, No. 29…

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As Katie Strang tweeted a short time ago, Rick DiPietro is coming back to Bridgeport, unless something weird happens between now and then. He should start Saturday’s home game against Springfield. “Ricky’s looking forward to coming to Bridgeport and returning home,” Howard Saffan said. He’ll probably play one of the road games the following weekend […] [Read More]

One Week

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I know a lot of you can’t stand those “they played all right but managed to lose” stories, and I don’t find ‘em much fun either, so I was wondering how I was gonna do it halfway through this one. Then James Sixsmith went and stole the puck from Jared Nightingale, and away this one […] [Read More]

Rivalry game

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Andrew MacDonald is back in the lineup for the day at least; Haley is out, and Gillies is in. And speaking of Gillies against Hartford, just in case Justin Soryal needs to know where to find Jack Capuano… BRIDGEPORT F: Sixsmith-Moore (A)-Smith Bentivoglio-Haskins-Martin DiBenedetto-Mauldin (A)-Joensuu Gillies-Marcinko-Morency D: Kohn-MacDonald Katic-Flood Wotton (C)-Klementyev G: Munroe Lawson HARTFORD […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Pregame

Worcester and Worcester

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Kind of a weird one. They start out OK, and then everybody’s open on the first goal. The guy cuts through the middle to score the second, and then they pick it up a little, put some good shots on, and the what-is-that rebounds he was leaving earlier, he’s not leaving anymore. They cut into […] [Read More]

Trafficking

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Traffic, man. Traffic in Seymour. Traffic in Waterbury. Traffic in Cheshire. Traffic in Southington. Traffic in New Britain. (Not in Hartford; dunno what happened there.) Traffic in Storrs. (And I’m pretty sure the folks in Vernon left the second double out of the double-double.) Traffic from Sturbridge to Worcester. The routine 1:45 trip became about […] [Read More]

Six, plus 2

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Jack Capuano thought they might have played together in Utah. James Sixsmith pointed out that the chronology precludes that as an explanation for the chemistry; he didn’t get to the Grizzlies until last year, when Tyler Haskins and Micheal Haley were AHL regulars. No matter: That line has been pretty good the past two games, […] [Read More]

Another call for A-Mac

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Andrew MacDonald gets called up shortly before this one, so the only change is Brett Westgarth stepping in to replace him. (In daily reality, Westgarth was already going to be in, for Gleed, but Gleed got the late call to play. If this is anything like the last time that happened, career day’s a-comin’.) BRIDGEPORT […] [Read More]

Power failure

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Sure. Now my wireless card works, now that I’ve run back to the office in a compy-based panic and rewritten the box score on our system. It’d be symbolic enough if the Sound Tigers suddenly scored a power-play goal right about now in the room. As Jack Capuano said, “one goal’s not gonna win you […] [Read More]

Lots o’ shots

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Rick Cohen made the point, and if I haven’t missed anything, the past two games produced the second-highest combined saves total (88) for back-to-back Sound Tigers games. The only higher, perhaps not surprisingly, were Feb. 9-10, 2007, when Wade Dubielewicz stopped a team-record 52 shots against Hershey and then followed it with 38 the next […] [Read More]