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Sharper edge: Syracuse postgame 2

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A little different. “That’s a good team,” Scott Mayfield said. “They gave us some pushes, and we pushed them right back. (Saturday) night, that wasn’t there as much.” The defense had a rough night Saturday. Sunday, it was a strength. The kids have had moments recently where they’ve shown lots of growth, and today was […] [Read More]

Can he ATO? Syracuse pregame 2

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Catching up from covering UConn (Isles draft pick Robbie Russo with a hat trick in a 6-1 win; he’s leading the nation’s defensemen in scoring): Cory Conacher’s back in, but Johan Sundstrom, who took a puck in the mouth late last night, appears to be out. Some line tweaks along with that. Bridgeport still in […] [Read More]
Categories: Futures, Pregame, Syracuse

Two points: Syracuse postgame

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There were two points when this game could’ve gone either way, though obviously the second one was a harder climb. The first eight, eight and a half minutes of this thing were played pretty even. High pace. Fun to watch. Teams breaking up odd-man rushes. Teams missing open nets. (Someone may’ve tweeted that. Sorry for […] [Read More]

Similar in some ways: Providence postgame

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Another Kevin Poulin shutout of Providence. What else was similar… In that game Nov. 30, Providence had the edge in play a lot of the night — a big edge. In at least one advanced stat (guess which), it was Bridgeport’s worst even-strength night of the year. Not so much tonight. Tonight was top-five at […] [Read More]

When hockey’s even cooler: Tuesday notes

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The wind across an outwash plain feels a heck of a lot better on a 95-degree June 8 than it must six months earlier or later. That’s all I can imagine. Hung out at a hockey rink, caught up with some people, including one we hadn’t seen in nine years. Watched the players skate for […] [Read More]

Tied in SJ: Sunday notes

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An assist for Blair Riley as St. John’s evens the series going to Wilkes-Barre for three. Michael Hutchinson made 34 saves in a 2-1 win. Peter Mannino made 27 saves. Gold for Russia over Finland; bronze for Anders Nilsson and Sweden in a 29-save shutout over the Czechs. Name, Country GP G A Pts PIM […] [Read More]

Trailing’s for suckers: Friday notes

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The @TorontoMarlies (8-0) have played more than 483 minutes of hockey this postseason and still have not trailed in a game #CalderCup — AHL Communications (@AHLPR) May 24, 2014 Jeez. Trevor Smith had an assist on the first goal, 191 seconds into the game. Game 2 is Monday. Joel Broda scored again as Bakersfield took […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Futures

Hospitality: Friday playoff wrapup (updated)

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There were games in every series but Texas-OKC on Friday night. And a few went to overtime, on the 10th anniversary of the last Game 7 played in Bridgeport, the last time the Sound Tigers had a playoff series end at home. And among those games: One involving the team that won that game 10 […] [Read More]

Ppd. (foam): Saturday POSTPONED

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They had the World’s Largest Foam Party here last night, whatever the heck that is*. It was not advised. Foam leaked through the fibreboard, melted the ice and forced the postponement of Saturday’s game to Monday night at 7. Arena staff found the damage when they pulled the boards up, and Cliff Lydiksen and the […] [Read More]

First ATO: Tuesday notes

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The first Bridgeport ATO — the first skater in the league this year, it appears — is Dmitry Antipin, listed as a left winger out of UMass Dartmouth. (He’s “Dimitry” in some places.) Joined a group that was otherwise the way we’d left it (except for the Halmo and Donovan recalls) at Wonderland six days […] [Read More]