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Bronzed: Sunday notes

We’re No. 3. Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves, Nick Bonino opened the scoring from Brock Nelson in the first period, and the U.S. beat the host Czech Republic 3-0 to take bronze at the World Championship. Farmington’s Bonino picked up a double minor for high-sticking in the second, but soon after he assisted on Charlie […] [Read More]

No gold: U.S. loses in semis at Worlds

Russia got its revenge, scoring four in the third to beat the United States 4-0 at the World Championship semifinals today. The U.S. had chances, but Sergei Bobrovsky came up with 35 saves. So, the Americans’ non-Olympic gold medal drought reaches 82 years at the World Championship (and no non-Olympic silvers since 1950). Mike Smith […] [Read More]
Categories: International

USA to World Semis: Thursday notes

Congratulations to Team USA for its 3-1 win over Switzerland. Your reward is another crack for Russia with a ticked-off Alex Ovechkin arriving in town. Never easy. The Americans took care of their business, coming from behind after an early Roman Josi goal with three goals in a row, beginning with Ben Smith and Charlie […] [Read More]

Manch moves on/Great shot, kid: USA wins, Tuesday notes

The only AHL game tonight featured Bridgeport’s once and future division rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season finale. Manchester scored two first-period goals (Sean Backman had an assist) and withstood Conor Sheary’s second-period goal to beat the Penguins 2-1 and finish off the series in five. The Monarchs, off to California whenever this season ends, move on to […] [Read More]

Haggerty scores for Hartford: Monday notes

Ryan Haggerty’s first career playoff goal helped Hartford to a 3-1 win at Worcester over Hershey to even that series at 2. There’ll be a Game 6 in Hartford on Friday. Yann Danis made 22 saves on 23 shots; Jon Landry scored for Hershey in the third period with an assist to Steve Oleksy, but […] [Read More]

Nelson for America: Sunday notes

Brock Nelson is tied for the lead at the World Championship in goals with Filip Forsberg, one point behind Yevgeny Dadonov in overall scoring. Not bad. He had two goals and had a potential third go in off the stick of future Sabre Jack Eichel in a 3-1 win over Slovenia that clinched a United […] [Read More]

Pens back/RIP, Post legend: Saturday notes

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton stayed in their series, getting goals from Bryan Rust and Tom Kostopoulos and survived a late Manchester goal to win Game 3. The Monarchs lead 2-1 with Game 4 on Monday. (Also, thanks to Jeff for pointing out that I gave Hershey too much credit last night. They’re tied with Hartford going to Worcester.) […] [Read More]

Leases in Albany/games elsewhere: Friday notes

Albany announced that one-year lease extension that’d been reported earlier. So now next summer seems big for the affiliates of all three tri-state teams. Let the games begin. Hartford, the only one of those three teams actually still playing, twice built two-goal leads Friday night. And then Hershey scored four goals in a row, three […] [Read More]