Rakhshani signed

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Rhett Rakhshani agreed to terms with the Islanders on his entry-level deal. He’ll finish the season here on an amateur tryout, and he’s expected here for practice in the morning. [Read More]
Categories: Rakhshani

Wednesday off: Liveblogging the playoff race

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(Maybe. No guarantees. Once we get to the “The Middle”/”Modern Family” hour at 8:30, all bets are off) We’ll hang out and keep an eye on the three games that matter for Bridgeport tonight: Manchester-Lowell, and Penguins-Adirondack, and Hartford-Worcester. Here’s the AHL all-rookie team; no real surprises. Am figuring on listening to Manch-Lowell to start. […] [Read More]
Categories: 'Round the League

Counting down

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The Sound Tigers had Trevor Smith back on the ice this morning. Both he and Jack Capuano said it’s going to be a day-to-day kind of thing, seeing how he is and going from there. Victor Bartley continues to feel good, though his return is probably two weeks away, which obviously runs right into make-or-break […] [Read More]
Categories: Bartley, RIP, Smith

Bookmaking… no, wait, the other thing

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Fixed many of the photos that disappeared when the blog moved last summer (more accurately, when the old blog was shut down recently). If you notice a missing photo within the body of a blog post, let me know. (Not in the header or the margins. Those aren’t mine.) Also fixed links to several old […] [Read More]

Whaddaya know, Haddi-Man?*

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–Among other things, there’s one other Sound Tiger with 11 shots in a game: Tim Jackman, Feb. 29, 2008, at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. That does appear to be the team record, though: Hamilton 12/14/03, Jackman 2/29/08 and Mauldin 3/28/10. Only remember noticing three other 10s between 2003-04 and now, and interestingly enough, they’re by Hamilton (two in […] [Read More]

Fun Fun Fun, Part 2

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Asked Nathan Lawson about the past two games. His initial reaction will be in the paper tomorrow. “My brain was going a lot,” he said. “I’ve got to stay calm. I know I can play. You’re going to get bad bounces. Stay calm and have fun out there. When I have fun out there, that’s […] [Read More]

The Devil you know

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No Smith today for this big one, which could put the Sound Tigers back even (well, down a game in hand) with the Devils, and which they’ll need if the season-series tiebreaker matters. Marcinko and Figren back in. Rechlicz out. And while we get ready for it, here’s something Tyler Haskins said last night: “There’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Haskins, Lowell, Pregame, Smith

Happy anniversary

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The day was a double whammy. Early in the day, the Rangers whacked both their coach and general manager. It wasn’t expected. You’d figure one; not both. John Tortorella was the new (interim) head coach. (Plus ca change, yadda yadda yadda.) I was a high schools reporter and had a desk shift that night. Were […] [Read More]
Categories: Rampant nostalgia

Goaltending notes

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–Mikko Koskinen made 26 saves on 30 shots and had an assist on the goal that put Utah ahead for good. Koskinen in four Utah games: 4-0, 3.00 GAA, .915 save percentage (130/142). –Katie Strang reports that the Islanders made it official: Rick DiPietro is done for the season. [Read More]
Categories: DiPietro, Koskinen

Fun Fun Fun — or not

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If this one wasn’t so entertaining, it might have been frustrating for Bridgeport. Well, OK, it was frustrating. See, the Sound Tigers had their chances in the third. Radja had a couple of them, including one where he must have moved the puck six feet in the blink of an eye — got to love […] [Read More]