Snowclone II (now with chat reminder)

Good. Gravy. Edit: Criminy. Hope you guys made it through this OK. And that you have power. The Islanders announced this morning that Trevor Gillies is on waivers, which could make for an interesting Wednesday morning here. Still no Langkow or Olson. Backman with Haley and Frischmon. McNeely-Kissel-Marcinko. Other two lines were as they finished […] [Read More]

A win, on home ice

Going short on this one in hopes of making it home, so a couple of notes of note: –Casey Cizikas said he didn’t realize his first goal went in. Took him a second. No mistake about the second one. –Anders Nilsson called that “probably the best defensive game we’ve played. … They had a lot […] [Read More]

Snow, Tigers and Bears

Edit: From the team, tickets for tonight’s game, whether used or unused, can be exchanged for tickets to any home game until New Year’s Eve. Make the exchange at the box office. It’s possible people are reading this in the house, where the music cut out just before line rushes; perhaps Saturday night is not […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Providence

Wild about Harri

“Of course, the result is disappointing,” Mikko Koskinen said. But he tipped his cap to the guy who was 178 feet away all night. “I have to (give) credit to the other goalie,” Harri Sateri, Koskinen said. “He played really well.” Did he ever. Standing outside the room waiting for 10 minutes to pass, I […] [Read More]

Sharks arrive

A matchup of Finnish goalies as Mikko Koskinen gets his first start against Harri Sateri. Gallant and Klementyev are the scratches. Dan Kissel makes his AHL debut, and Steve Oleksy plays his first for Bridgeport. BRIDGEPORT F: Ullstrom-Colliton (C)-Backman Haley-Frischmon-Romano DiBenedetto (A)-Cizikas-Wallace McNeely-Kissel-Marcinko D: de Haan-Wishart Donovan-Reese (A) Ness-Oleksy G: Koskinen Nilsson WORCESTER F: Connolly-Moon-Reid […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Worcester

Hey, a homestand

If I’m just getting a firm handle on names-to-faces with some of these guys, it must be worse for most of the fans. They’ll have five chances over the next week and a half. (Four begin after noon.) Same group today as ended yesterday; Brent Thompson said he’s expecting Casey Cizikas to be available for […] [Read More]

One on, two out

Steve Oleksy indeed joined the team on a pro tryout. He’s apparently insurance for Benn Olson, who like Chris Langkow was out today. “We’ve got a couple of guys banged up, upper-body,” Brent Thompson said; he wasn’t sure if they might be out for the weekend. That left 12 forwards and seven defensemen to go […] [Read More]
Categories: Kissel, Langkow, Oleksy, Olson

Delayed chat

Got something going on Tuesday afternoon that, I hope, will turn into a nice story later this week. Because of that, though, we’re going to have to postpone the chat for a day. We’ll do it Wednesday at 1:30 instead. Sorry to bounce it around. In the meantime, he hasn’t tweeted yet, but appears there’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Chattin' away