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Squared away: Saturday notes

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Notes from the stats update: Scooter Vaughan scored three short-handed goals, which led AHL rookies (as well as, um, defensemen, though that’s obviously bookkeeping; he was playing forward). Appears he’s the first Bridgeport rookie to score three short-handed goals. (Frans Nielsen did it in 2006-07, but he had too much European experience to be considered […] [Read More]

Strome all-rookie (Langlois, too)

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Ryan Strome obviously had a remarkable rookie year for Bridgeport, though you had to wonder whether voters planned to focus on that brilliance in a short period of time (crazy stat in tomorrow’s notebook; meanwhile, despite playing just 37 games, Strome’s still sixth among rookie scorers) or would reward those who’d been in the AHL […] [Read More]

‘Tigers are hot’: Providence postgame

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Shots were something like 17-3 at one point in the first, all Providence. There are times that doesn’t say much about the territorial game, but tonight, yeah, it did. Totally. The first was the Bruins’, except for Kenny Reiter, who shook off four weeks’ rust after a couple of minutes and was brilliant the rest […] [Read More]

Friday night notes: ice is slippery

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The Sound Tigers are supposed to return to practice Friday afternoon. We’ll see how weather affects all of that. Went out this afternoon to get rid of the first half of this mess. Can’t wait to do the second half. Albany has signed veteran Johan Hedberg to a PTO; spelling the injured Keith Kinkaid. (Seriously […] [Read More]

Donovan, Nilsson down

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With Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov back from their assorted injuries, the Islanders sent Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson down. This appears to make Donovan eligible to play during the Olympic break, based on those guidelines Lindsay Kramer had — after tonight, he could play no more than 15 of the Isles’ last 20 — […] [Read More]

No dice: Portland postgame

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“We’re right there,” Anders Lee said after another home shutout. “We’re not putting the puck in the net. It’s frustrating. We’re trying our best out there. It’s not going in right now. All you can do is come back with a lot of energy and try to get two points.” With 31 shots, a couple […] [Read More]

Rearrangement: Portland pregame

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For the first time since before Halloween, Anders Lee and Mike Halmo start the night on different lines. No John Persson, but some rearrangement all around: Scooter Vaughan took the first rush on right wing on the third line, and Kirill Kabanov took the second. I got myself discombobulated on the right wingers on Portland’s […] [Read More]

Good news/bad news on the Island: Monday-night notes

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The Islanders lost Evgeni Nabokov early in their game tonight against Dallas; Kevin Poulin took over, and the Isles announced only a lower-body injury on their veteran goalie. But the Big Club won it 7-3. Ryan Strome’s first NHL goal; Calvin de Haan’s first NHL point (his first two points, actually); goals for Brock Nelson […] [Read More]

Norfolk Liveblog 1 ’14

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We’ll be following along with Pete Michaud (Audio / Video) this weekend. Following Twitter reports from Corey, Pete, the Ads’ official feed and their play-by-play account. The box will be here. First Bridgeport game for Jason Rollins. He’s also an ECHL supervisor; from googling, looks like he’s worked mostly (maybe exclusively) Norfolk and Charlotte home […] [Read More]

Defend by offending

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“We got pucks in deep, but they were very efficient breaking the puck out,” Scott Pellerin said. “They were able to hit their low center a lot. We weren’t able to make the adjustment to keep the puck in their zone.” Well, that was easy. See you… …. (We haven’t done that in a while, […] [Read More]