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What it’s all about: Hartford postgame

If you remember back in the day, an unremarkable PTO signing, showing up in No. 13, so unremarkable at the time that I wondered from a distance at practice if that was the return of an unremarkable AHL-contract guy Brett Gallant was more or less called up to fight Tim Wallace. They needed him to […] [Read More]

Day last: Hartford pregame

Kevin Poulin for the last game of the season. A few tweaks; Sebastian Collberg gets in for the finale, and Colin Markison’s out. The sick remain out. Hartford, locked into the third seed, has a bunch of changes from Friday. BRIDGEPORT F: Jeffrey (A)-Quine-Vaughan Johnston-Mouillierat (A)-Collberg Gillies-Sundstrom-Langkow Gallant-Brooks-Eberle D: Ness (C)-Pulock Pelech-Mayfield Carkner-Louis G: Poulin […] [Read More]

Signs of growth, etc: Hartford postgame

Yann Danis, 32 shots, 30 saves, a few big ones, bad breaks, you feel like you’ve seen this episode before. But it’s the little things, like the Minions playing a solid game, like Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield and Mark Louis jumping in and getting some scoring chances and making you think maybe this is […] [Read More]

Travel delays: Hartford pregame

Charlottetown was eliminated last night. Ross Johnston was on his way but may not have made it out of the airport in time; was supposed to be in, but appears not tonight. (Well, maybe Bridgeport just announced his ATO, which probably means he’s in the building. But Brent Thompson this morning said he wasn’t going […] [Read More]

Survive and advance: Hartford postgame

“It’s a way to get two points,” Scooter Vaughan said. “I wouldn’t recommend it.” Hartford had a heck of a second period, was all over Bridgeport, and then Jack MacLellan brings the puck in, takes his time, sets up Griffin Reinhart to set up C.J. Stretch for a shot, and then Harry Zolnierczyk gets dirty […] [Read More]

Poulin returns: Hartford pregame

Kevin Poulin returns for Bridgeport tonight after missing three games injured. Appears that’s the only change from last night, with David Leggio backing up for him. Hartford has one to scratch. BRIDGEPORT F: Langkow-Mouillierat (A)-McDonald (A) Courtnall-Quine-Conacher Zolnierczyk-MacLellan-Stretch Gillies-Sundstrom-Vaughan D: Ness (C)-Reinhart Pelech-Mayfield Lashoff-Graham G: Poulin Leggio HARTFORD F: C.Bourque (A)-Lindberg-Crabb Vaive-Hrivik-Kristo R.Bourque (A)-Mueller (A)-Haggerty […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Poulin, Pregame

For crying out loud: Hartford postgame

These games are just weird. Another tough night for David Leggio. (Turns into a tough-luck loss for Kent Simpson; welcome back to the AHL, kid.) A mere 16 power plays, eight goals on special teams, one empty-netter to tie a record in a similar kind of game — well, I guess it’d have to be. […] [Read More]

Left to start the second half: Hartford pregame

The injuries and recalls and everything else left Bridgeport with just one healthy extra. The ECHL transactions suggest they’re bringing another man cross-country, Lukas Sutter. He’s awaiting his AHL debut. But he’s not here yet; more likely tomorrow. Those still here open the second half in Hartford. Chris Langkow had already moved up to replace […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Pregame, Sutter