New Year’s Rockin’ Liveblog 2013-14

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We’re back home in Connecticut while the Sound Tigers are up in Maine, so we’ll give a listen to Jeff Mannix (video here) and follow Chris Roy, Jeff, the Pirates and as always Corey on Twitter. The box will be here. Bridgeport sent Sean Escobedo down to Stockton yesterday; he’s finally fully healthy, at least, […] [Read More]

Trivia Time 2013

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OK, so last year got a little esoteric. Let’s see if we can pull this thing back a little this year. The paper does an annual trivia contest about local news every year, and every year I try to send a couple of questions in. One was about softball. There was, though, a Sound Tigers […] [Read More]

Trivia answers ’13 (though now it’s ’14)

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Hope you guys at least enjoyed these at home. If you haven’t given them a try, try them now, or forever hold your peace, ’cause here are the answers: (1) Which of those didn’t happen on Feb. 22? B: That was the day DiPietro was placed on waivers, not the day he was sent down. […] [Read More]

The General Category: Monday notes

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We can chuckle about the roughing major, but it struck me too late last night that changing it to a cross-check does have a potential effect down the road. There are two classes of game misconducts; there are stick fouls, boarding and checking-from-behind, and then there’s everything else*. You get a game’s suspension if you […] [Read More]

Cross-checking back: Albany postgame

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This could’ve been another one of those nights, another game to turn on a curious penalty call and drift away into yet another 4-1 or 6-3 or 3-0 or whatever kind of game. It did not. They weren’t playing horribly in the first two periods anyway, but the third was a strong one in particular. […] [Read More]

Diamond back: Albany pregame

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Joey Diamond makes his return after 15 games tonight; looks like Mike Keenan is scratched to make room, with Scooter Vaughan moving back to defense. The forward lines, with Diamond in Vaughan’s place, look more or less how they finished last night. Oh, and Albany’s in. Because Hartford isn’t, more or less. (Or it just […] [Read More]
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Snowballed: Springfield postgame

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Went to the wrong spot first, apparently; missed Mike Keenan, whose take I wanted on Goals 2 and 3 of this one. With a 1-0 lead, Bridgeport proceeded to give up three in the second. One came on a Springfield clear that Keenan couldn’t keep in, which sent the Falcons on a rush; the shot […] [Read More]

Johnson gets three more games

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The AHL handed down more to Justin Johnson tonight, suspending him three more games on review of the tape of Thursday’s game. Hartford sent video, Scott Pellerin said. The league deemed Johnson the instigator of the Aliu mess in the third, so that’s his fourth, which — these things accumulate — is an automatic two-game […] [Read More]
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Different kind of PKs: Springfield pregame

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In “real” terms — you know, no bonus points, no OTL/SOW freebies, actual hockey — Springfield is 14-5-9. The Falcons are 20-4-1-3, but 6-3 in the shootout, so there’s your nine ties. Take the six wins away, and you’ve got a record that looks less like the AHL’s best and more like that of a […] [Read More]

Devos in, Wiles out

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Arriving late in the morning skate at Wonderland (because there’s basketball at the arena): Calder Cup champion Philip-Michael Devos, who’s joining the Sound Tigers on a pro tryout. (And yes, if you remember his stops in Norfolk and Syracuse, tonight he’ll become the first Sound Tiger to wear No. 88; he’ll actually become the first […] [Read More]
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