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A Long Decade

Parry Sound, Owen Sound: Bah, St. John’s 2 liveblog

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About 13 years ago, I wrote something for a franchise preview about how great it’d be to have people all over see “Bridgeport” in AHL standings, know where it was… @IceCapsAHL It's just "Tigers" "Bridgeport Sound" is the name of their town…otherwise you'd have call IceCaps the "John's IceCaps" #cmon — Dee Cee (@ontherawk) March […] [Read More]

A Long Decade, 10 Years Ago, June 3, 2002

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It ends. It looks like it’s going to be over early. But it’s not. And if the posts give Bridgeport any luck at all, maybe it ends entirely differently. But it ends. Yuri Butsayev scores from the left circle 2:05 into the second overtime to give the Chicago Wolves a 4-3 win in Game 5 […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 31, 2002

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This one put the Sound Tigers on the brink. Derek MacKenzie beats Justin Mapletoft cleanly on a faceoff, Brad Tapper deflects in a point shot to break a tie, and the Wolves go on to win on this Friday night, 4-2, at Rosemont. Chicago leads the series 3-1. “In playoff hockey, it’s not usually pretty […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 30, 2002

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — With just about a minute left in regulation Thursday, Matt Higgins’ glove popped off and into the Chicago Wolves’ net. It was the first thing the Bridgeport Sound Tigers put past Pasi Nurminen all night. That was how the Game 3 gamer opened as Bridgeport fell behind in a series for the […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 25, 2002

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The line of Juraj Kolnik, Jason Krog and Trent Hunter had been together for most of a couple of months, but with the Sound Tigers down 1-0 in the series and 1-0 in this Saturday-night Game 2, they needed a jolt. Steve Stirling temporarily moves Pat Leahy up with Krog and Hunter in the second, […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 24, 2002

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Jason Krog scores on a redirection with 1:47 left in regulation, giving the Sound Tigers a Game-1 w… What? Bob Nardella ties it through a screen with 2.7 seconds left. (Bridgeport looks for a knocked-down-by-high-stick call. Eric Furlatt disagrees.) After a 29-minute delay when the lights go out midway through the 20-minute overtime period, Andreas […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: May 22, 2002 (Game 7)

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Bridgeport outshoots the Bulldogs 36-14 over the first 58 and a half minutes of this Game 7, though Ken Sutton blocks an early Jani Rita rebound that would’ve had a chance to slip through. The Sound Tigers pretty much dominate things. But they have nothing to show against Marc Lamothe, who has stopped everything, including […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 20, 2002

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Veteran winger Louie DeBrusk and his mates on Hamilton’s fourth line take over at the end of this Monday night at the Arena at Harbor Yard. He has a good chance on a backhander early in overtime that Rick DiPietro stops, but he scores 9:10 into overtime, his third pro playoff goal (the first two […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: May 18, 2002

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Bridgeport has a chance to put the Bulldogs away… but it doesn’t. (What? I have no idea if this’ll become a trend.*) After Ray Schultz’s first goal of the season, regular or playoff, gives Bridgeport an early lead, Raffi Torres takes a roughing penalty that leads to Jani Rita’s power-play goal. Brian Swanson and Peter […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 17, 2002

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Goals 49 seconds apart, by Chris Armstrong and Jason Krog, early in the second period pace a 5-2 Sound Tigers win in Game 4 on this Friday night at Copps Coliseum. Bridgeport outshoots the Bulldogs 39-18 to take a 3-1 series lead. Krog’s goal, short-handed, makes it 3-1 and chases Marc Lamothe. The Sound Tigers […] [Read More]