Temporary home

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The Sound Tigers practiced at the MassMutual Center for the second day in a row after watching Sandy beat up the Connecticut shoreline from afar. More about the storm’s effects on the team tomorrow (effects ranging from “rental house wrecked” to “house fine no really”). Even so, they seemed to be in pretty good spirits, […] [Read More]
Categories: Nilsson-Anders, RIP

“You oughta quit this scene, too”

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Um, yeah, so there’s that. The team rushed home after this one to get themselves prepared and then get themselves, families and pets out of town. It was breezy and drizzly when I pulled myself into home, well north of Bridgeport; calm before the well you know. Not sure how much more I’ve got on […] [Read More]

Sharks-Tigers with more Bulldogs

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Kenny Reiter had himself a nice start in the ECHL, and today in Worcester he gets his first AHL start of the year (and, you could argue, his first in a real, live, full-strength AHL game, since both teams were locked into place last year in his first start and didn’t dress the A-teams). Four […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Simpsons, Worcester

Springier

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The biggest difference, from Friday to Saturday, to Kevin Poulin? Maybe Sunday to Thursday. “I think we had too much time to kill,” Poulin said. They’d been off since that third win, while Worcester needed a win. “They were more hungry.” Bridgeport responded with some hunger tonight and earned itself a win in the bonus […] [Read More]

Springing back

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The team says they’re expecting a full recovery from Kirill Kabanov; it announced this morning he had surgery on the cut to his left wrist in Worcester. His recovery timetable is TBA, after he’s evaluated. (The team said that’ll happen Monday. Hopefully we’re a functioning society Monday. #sandy) Kabanov (whose parents were at the game […] [Read More]

One to four losses

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Calvin de Haan’s out for the year. Anders Nilsson, nothing new on him. And now Kirill Kabanov and Nathan McIver get hurt in this clinker for Bridgeport. They weren’t sharing details on Kabanov, beyond a cut to the wrist, immediately after the game, but the simple fact that they flagged down the referee to blow […] [Read More]

Welcome aboard

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Worcester, winless, has boosted the toughness in its lineup. Bridgeport returns Brett Gallant to the lineup in the spot that’s been variable. First AHL game for referee Pierre Lambert. Good luck, bud. Matt Donovan appears to move alongside Ty Wishart; Nathan McIver takes Donovan’s old spot with Travis Hamonic. Both teams have one to scratch. […] [Read More]
Categories: de Haan, Pregame, Worcester

Still no Nilsson

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If you’re puzzled by Anders Nilsson’s absence, sounds like you’re not the only one. “He’s not feeling 100 percent well when he’s on the ice,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s not 100 percent.” Leni DiCostanzo held down the net opposite Kevin Poulin for the second day in a row, but Kenny Reiter’s coming up from Fort […] [Read More]

Reports: Isles to Brooklyn

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Reports from all the major players that the Islanders will announce today that they’ll leave the Coliseum for Brooklyn and the new Barclays Center when the lease expires in 2015. So at least they stay in the area — on the Island, technically. Will toss up some relevant links when I can cut and paste. […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business

Taking it 15 goals at a time

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The AHL has had two 8-7 games since Saturday: Rochester-Hershey and tonight’s overtime-aided Portland-St. John’s wild one, whose reporting to the outside world was hampered by Internet issues. As noted on the Twitter, Bridgeport has never had a game go beyond 12 combined goals. The first was one of the House of Pain games, and […] [Read More]