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Not confusing effort with achievement: Sunday postgame

There is none of that in the Bridgeport room. If you want to take the positives from two games in which they outshot and outchanced their opponents (the power play figures are the smallest part of that), there’s that. But… Well, from the initial “couple of games of competing better” question, Thompson (with his team […] [Read More]

Worcester (last trip in) semiliveblog

Again otherwise occupied today, though hoping to catch up on tonight’s game relatively early. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, you’ve got Phil tonight (audio/pay per view). Follows include Paul, Phil, Eric Lindquist’s in-game (his call is here) and [Read More]

Won’t be getting up today: Lehigh Valley postgame

A point. Hey, better than it was. Still a 10th straight loss (team record), 10 in a row without a win (two shy of the team record), 17th straight without a regulation win (team record). Remarkable. Actually, with the Phantoms embarking on the fateful power play in the final seconds, Kevin Poulin got tied up […] [Read More]

Sharper edge: Syracuse postgame 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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