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Third day, more changes: Springfield pregame

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Three-in-threes may be slightly mitigated when you’ve got bunches of extra bodies. Bridgeport will utilize most of them against Springfield. Along with them comes a swap of right wingers. Homecoming for Jaime Sifers, the former Fairfield Prep defenseman from Stratford. Both teams have one to scratch. Looked like Justin Courtnall for Bridgeport and former Sound […] [Read More]

6D evidently overrated: Albany Postgame

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Fairly sure Griffin Reinhart played more tonight than in his last two NHL games combined. For the second time in three games, a defenseman was missing most of the night (see the pregame post for Aaron Ness’ update; tonight, Andrey Pedan gets the ever-popular interference major/game misconduct for a hit on Stefan Matteau). Then with […] [Read More]

Sutter to Stockton, Collberg dirty, waiting on Ness

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The Sound Tigers looked Tuesday much as they did Sunday except for one missing extra forward: Lukas Sutter is going to Stockton, Brent Thompson said. The usual story when a young guy is sitting out: Stockton begins its season Friday, and he’ll play there. “He’ll play in game situations, evolve his game from there,” Thompson […] [Read More]

Trevor Gillies gets 12 games

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This incident gets Trevor Gillies this suspension. He’ll be out until mid-November. [Read More]
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First win: St. John’s Postgame 2

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Since winning the very first meeting between the teams in St. John’s — Jeremy Colliton with the overtime goal on Oct. 21, 2011 — Bridgeport was winless in eight against the IceCaps going into Sunday. Since breaking their first long winless streak of the end of last year — a big day for the PTOs […] [Read More]

Outshot, shot down: St. John’s postgame 1

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Shots on goal don’t always reflect the flow of a game, the territory of a game, the possession in a game. But for two periods, these kinda did. Actually, so did the third’s, but we digress. Bridgeport led 2-0 though the IceCaps had an edge in shots and in chances, in part because of one […] [Read More]

Starting where you started from: St. John’s pregame

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Opening day, coming back to where he established himself in this league, playing the team he helped to the Calder Cup Final: I figured it’s just another game once the puck drops, but was this day special at all for Kael Mouillierat? “Every opening day is special. It doesn’t really matter who you’re playing; you’re […] [Read More]

Game Day: Friday into Saturday notes

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Prescout! Overtime! #Pointsforall! And no three-on-three! The IceCaps lost in overtime in front of 10,527 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. David Pastrnak, who looked good in the exhibition game here a week ago, had a couple of assists and leads the Eastern Conference in scoring. Edit: Brendan McCarthy reports the loss of Peter Budaj and […] [Read More]

Taking aim at the A with ‘A’s: end of preseason notes

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I asked Mike Halmo what the ‘A’ meant to him. He thought I said the aim, meaning for tomorrow, and said “The guys are excited. We’ve been cooped up a while. I think everybody’s ready to play for keeps. … It’s time to show what we can do.” Liked that, but I meant something different: […] [Read More]

Chemistry lessons ’15: Thursday notes

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Another few tweaks to the top-nine forwards this morning: Lee-Mouillierat-Collberg, Persson-Quine-Halmo, Zolnierczyk-Sundstrom-Gillies. “Chemistry,” Brent Thompson said. “Just trying to find chemistry.” It’s that time of year. It was Game 7 last year when Lee-Strome-Halmo first started together. Lukas Sutter has an AHL deal, as Darrell Romuld reported; the lone tryout remaining is Colton Gillies. It […] [Read More]