Gonna take a miracle

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Not a lot went right for the Sound Tigers tonight, apparently; I was pretty much completely otherwise occupied, apologies. DiPietro pulled after four goals on 19 shots. Dallas Jackson back in for Mike Keenan, and John Persson finally back in. Three fights make a team-record 96 for the season. That passes 2007-08. And it’s looking […] [Read More]

Trying this again: Friday practice

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They didn’t have him last night, but John Persson could be ready for Saturday. Scott Pellerin said he’s approaching it as if Persson will be good to go. “He’ll be playing unless something happens today or tomorrow,” Pellerin said. “We need him back in our lineup. He’s big for our team.” Persson was with Johan […] [Read More]

Blown opportunity

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A 4-2 lead after 12:21, and they collect precisely 16 more shots in 47:39. OK, they hit a couple of posts. OK, they were looking for a penalty call or two to go differently (suspect they may have evened out, though you’ve got to love the interference call in the last minute). May not be […] [Read More]

Springfield pregame: What’s the buzz?

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I could give you facts and figures. I could give you plans and forecasts. (I could tell you I went with “Jesus Christ Superstar” for today’s ride and saved “Godspell” for Saturday, but you probably gathered that already.) The short version is that, with Worcester meeting the Whale tonight, with Hershey six points ahead and […] [Read More]

Up: a Hill — Wednesday practice

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So a day after we took pains to note that Jordan Hill was practicing with the defensemen, guess who skated at forward today? No. 25 was up with Matt Watkins and Sean Backman at Wonderland, Home of Champions. “We’ve been dressing seven defensemen, and then I’ve been putting him at forward at times,” Scott Pellerin […] [Read More]
Categories: Baseball, Hill, Persson, RIP

Added forward/lost forward

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Another Long Island guy on an ATO: Syosset’s Ben Rosen, late of BU. He was dressed as one of four fourth-line forwards. “We were kind of doing a little systems review, but he’s a smart hockey player,” Scott Pellerin said. “He made a good adjustment.” He was wearing No. 9, which Sean Wiles had over […] [Read More]

Two goals here, two goals there

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There have been 30 hat tricks in team history including Jason Krog’s in the playoffs, and it’s undoubtable that, had he put together No. 31, Jordan Hill would’ve been the most unlikely name on the list. Hill’s first two-goal game that he can ever remember anywhere — he asked that his memory be excused — […] [Read More]

Debuts and returns

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Appears that Nino Niederreiter returns, at least from the first rushes. Jordan Hill rushed with the defensemen. We’ll see who they scratch. Appears Mike Keenan makes his pro debut, though; he rushed first. Both teams have one to scratch. Edit: Hill’s in, Jason Clark’s out. Stepanov’s the last scratch for the Devils. Meanwhile, Fun With […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Keenan, Pregame

Pointing forward

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They’ve been together for a long time now, and we should probably find a nickname for them, but Brandon DeFazio-Scott Campbell-Blair Riley was pretty much everywhere tonight in this nutty little game. They combined for 14 shots themselves. They drew penalties. They earned power-play time. “Our line doesn’t change our mentality,” Campbell said. “We go […] [Read More]

Falcons, without Nino

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No Nino Niederreiter: “He did his rehab (Saturday morning), but he’s not 100 percent,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s day-to-day.” Joey Diamond makes his pro debut, with some changes in the line combinations. Pellerin wasn’t positive about his defense in the morning and had Mike Keenan dressed for warmup as an extra defenseman (on top of […] [Read More]