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Bronzed: Sunday notes

We’re No. 3. Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves, Nick Bonino opened the scoring from Brock Nelson in the first period, and the U.S. beat the host Czech Republic 3-0 to take bronze at the World Championship. Farmington’s Bonino picked up a double minor for high-sticking in the second, but soon after he assisted on Charlie […] [Read More]

Uncaged D, Game 7: Saturday notes

Matt Donovan was freed from the cage; Scott Mayfield was called up from the Black Aces. They played together. They did OK: Mayfield had one kinda scrambly shift on which Jaroslav Halak made a couple of big saves, but he also had one where, after Jason Chimera jumped over his back, Mayfield chased him down […] [Read More]

‘Rat to the Show: Friday notes

The Islanders needed a forward with Mikhail Grabovski out indefinitely, and they called for Kael Mouillierat. Playing under his first NHL deal this year, he could make his NHL debut. “It’s well-deserved, well-earned, considering the course of his career,” Brent Thompson said. “He’s been one of our top forwards, one of our key players on […] [Read More]

Down with a fight (eventually): Springfield postgame

The gamer is almost exclusively about the last 35 seconds, so I’ll try to dwell on the first 59:25 here after mentioning that Brett Gallant, if nothing somehow changes, has a suspension of two automatic games coming to him, one for the instigator in the last five minutes, one for his third game misconduct (he […] [Read More]

6D evidently overrated: Albany Postgame

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]

First day in town: Monday notes

Edit: The Islanders announced this afternoon that they’ve sent defenseman Kevin Czuczman to Bridgeport. And lo, there were line combinations and numbers and all kinds of players on the ice at the Land of Wonder. 26 Halmo-22 Quine-21 Mouillierat 16 Zolnierczyk-28 Sundstrom-49 Collberg 23 Persson-12 Stretch-17 Gillies 44 Gallant-11 Langkow-7 Vaughan 36 Rowe/63 Sutter/14 Courtnall/41 […] [Read More]

Getting back to work: Weekend notes

Goodbye, Derek Jeter. I assume I will continue to see you triumphantly pump your fist in cold sweat nightmares for the rest of my life. — Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 28, 2014 From a different angle, same sentiment. Tip of cap, too, to Bobby Abreu, professional hitter, and Paul Konerko as well. Two from the […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Baseball

Catching up: vacations, schedules, notes

Through all of this stuff the past few weeks, no one relegated Bridgeport to the Central League? You’re slipping, Internet. Even if you’ve been to the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, seriously, get yourself out to Dulles and see the relatively new Udvar-Hazy Center. The grown-up review is that it’s […] [Read More]