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More tomorrow (and later): Tuesday notes

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Loic Leduc, with 15 on his helmet, was in town and practicing with the Sound Tigers today. It was a lighter skate, to get them back in the mindset after a day off, Brent Thompson said. Tomorrow, then, probably a little harder. (Today was tough enough for some of us*.) They’re awaiting results of an […] [Read More]

Pulock out: Providence postgame

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On video, Ryan Pulock takes a couple of innocuous-looking bumps on the first shift tonight. One comes from Tyler Randell as he’s moving the puck, with his arms extended; maybe it’s to the arm, maybe even to the stick. If I’m guessing, based on how he looked from a distance, arms steady to his side, […] [Read More]

Got away late: Worcester postgame

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In more ways than one, this game got away late from Bridgeport. Late in the game, three Worcester goals. Late in the first two periods, Worcester goals. “Sometimes you take one step back to take two forward,” Brent Thompson said. “It was one of those nights where we weren’t dialed in the way we needed […] [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]

Pens-Caps 1: Saturday notes

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I’d love to be covering the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-St. John’s series. Not only because of the alumni factor*, but they’re a couple of pretty good teams with the weapons to come at you a few different ways, as Jonathan talked about in his postgamer tonight on the WBS side. The Pens won Game 1 tonight on the […] [Read More]

Halak signs/US done as always: Thursday notes

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So basically, in Game 3 of a conference final at MSG between the Rangers and Canadiens is going to overtime, a linesman is going to take a Ranger out, and the Habs are going to win. Got it. Big day for the Big Club. They announced them in reverse order, but you’d think getting Jaroslav […] [Read More]

Holy cro: Pens win Game 7/Wednesday notes

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored five goals in a blink at the start of the second period tonight in Game 7, and it looked like a laugher. Holy cro, it was not, but the Pens held on and will face the IceCaps for the second time in three years. The Bruins got one back on a late-second short-handed […] [Read More]

Worlds board/high school boarding majors: Tuesday notes

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It’ll be USA-Czech Republic bright ‘n’ early Thursday morning in the Worlds quarterfinals. The United States won both those must-win games and finished second, taking Tuesday morning’s game 5-4 against Germany. Matt Donovan had one of the Americans’ four go-ahead goals. Johnny Gaudreau’s did it for good. Ovechkinless Russia still beat Belarus to keep the […] [Read More]

Game 7 in NEPA/Morris speaks: Monday notes

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There’ll be a Game 7 on Saturday Wednesday at Wilkes-Barre. A controversial disallowed goal went against the Penguins, and the Bruins went on to win 4-1 after an empty-netter. So two years in a row with a seven-game series between these two. Hey, realign and put ‘em in the same division. Tim Leone caught up […] [Read More]

Stars, Americans clinch: Sunday notes

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Grand Rapids scored first Sunday. Texas ran past them and away to a huge Game 6 win at home, ending the series. It’ll be Trevor Smith and Toronto against the Stars for the Western Conference championship. They’ll start Friday. Over in Minsk, the big news was an apparent right-knee injury to Alex Ovechkin, though the […] [Read More]