Rakhshani four points in East win

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Rhett Rakhshani had a goal and three assists in the last 30 minutes of the Eastern Conference’s All-Star Game win. He and Bobby Butler had points on the same four goals, but Butler got the MVP (had two primary assists to Rakhshani’s one, if that made a difference. Plus Rakhshani scored last). Wilkes-Barre’s John Curry […] [Read More]

Early-Monday news/notes

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The Islanders announced earlier that they’ve called up Ty Wishart, Dylan Reese and Kevin Poulin. They play tomorrow night. Bridgeport is off until Thursday. In Hershey, Dave Andrews had his annual State of the League press conference this morning. Here’s Jonathan Bombulie’s blog post on it. That “All-Stars vs. European Champion” idea does sound kind […] [Read More]

Hail to the King: Manchester liveblog

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The Sound Tigers can’t avoid their worst calendar month, but they can avoid a four-game winless streak heading into the break. In their way is only the first-place team in the division. Stuck at home this weekend, we’ll be listening in tonight to Phil’s broadcast, beginning at about 6:45, I believe. And we’ll be following […] [Read More]

The cruelest month

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Month Record Pts Pct. January 2011 1-8-2-1*  .208 December 2006  4-9-0-0 .308 January 2005 3-7-0-1 .318 January 2010 3-7-1-4 .366 *-With one game remaining. If it’s a win: 2-8-2-1, .269. Talk about your midseason doldrums. Those are the four worst points percentages in a full calendar month in 10 years of Sound Tigers hockey. (April […] [Read More]

Changes before the break

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A couple of ins and outs, with Tomas Marcinko sitting out (he’s been banged up at times over the past few weeks, though we’ve no official word one way or the other on his health) and Brady Leisenring taking his place on that line. Brett Motherwell comes out for Dylan Reese, with Mark Wotton moving […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Worcester

Koskinen gets a rest

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Edit: The Odessa American reported tonight that Jean Bourbeau is going down to the Jackalopes for the all-star break. (I am prepared to surrender. I have prepared a white flag for the occasion. Winter, you win. Now leave us alone.) Practice had an hour delay, and then after that came several meetings between coaches and […] [Read More]

Arcobello 3: MVP

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Milford’s Mark Arcobello, a former standout at Fairfield Prep and Yale, was named the MVP of the ECHL All-Star Game tonight in Bakersfield. Arcobello, who has an AHL contract with Oklahoma City and is assigned to Stockton, scored three goals. Former Sound Tiger Pascal Morency scored a goal in the game and won the accuracy […] [Read More]

Poulin, Reese sent down

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The Islanders have hit the break and sent Kevin Poulin and Dylan Reese down, the team tweeted tonight. To be seen if they’ll actually play, or if this is just on paper. It has often been the latter in the past. [Read More]
Categories: Poulin, Reese

New ways

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Maybe it’s a young defenseman reversing the puck to nowhere in the last minute of a period. Maybe it’s a neutral-zone turnover (repeat) that turns into an odd-man rush. Maybe it’s a faceoff win on a five-on-three PK, followed by the defenseman hitting the centerman with the clearing attempt. Maybe it’s all of them, capped […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Postgame, RIP, Schools

Line ‘em up

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So if you had Kohn and Koskinen in the “who’s in tonight?” sweepstakes… you win! Rhett Rakhshani’s return restores a line that looks familiar. The other three remain pretty much the same. No extra skater tonight for Bridgeport, though there is one for Albany. (Who are not the River Rats and are not Lowell. I […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Pregame, The Big Club