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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]

West Coast Flavor: Pacific Division done

The official press release on a plan, as Bob Murray said in the press conference, a decade in the making. The ECHL steps in in a few places tomorrow, but a major shift in the geographic balance. Edit, 4:30: Our ol’ friend from the Hershey beat Dave Sottile found the San Diego site. And here’s […] [Read More]
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Green lights: Pulock, Thursday notes

Cory Conacher and Matt Lashoff were on the ice today with the Sound Tigers as they came back from break, prepared for a (break-wise) second half that’ll need a push to make the playoffs, which seemed so much a given at the start of the year. They may get a little help. May. Eventually. Brent […] [Read More]

Pacific arrives/Keenan secured: Wednesday notes

The next few days appear to be the days when the Pacific Division finally gets its formal announcement (tomorrow in San Jose with the five teams in attendance) and other pieces of the move become official. How some of those eastern markets reposition themselves, what it all ultimately means for other AHL markets (including Bridgeport, […] [Read More]

Ness 1-for-2: Sunday notes

Aaron gets stopped in the Breakaway Relay, but we know he'd totally win the Active Stick event if it ever happens… — The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) January 26, 2015 Aaron Ness false-started in his puck-control relay heat. No problem: He started on time the second time and beat Phil Varone of Rochester by a hair […] [Read More]

Deflation: Bring balls to “Pucks and Pigskins night” Saturday

Jumping smartly on the bandwagon, the Sound Tigers today announced a “DeflateGate” tie-in to go with Saturday’s already-planned football theme night: Donate your deflated football to the Cardinal Shehan Center, get $10 off a ticket Saturday. All donated footballs will be inflated by a member of Tire Shak and donated to the Cardinal Sheehan Center […] [Read More]
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Somewhere not in the swamps of Jersey: Albany pregame

Just up the road 11 years ago tomorrow, Bridgeport played Albany in the Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena, later the Izod Center, soon to be closed. Mattias Timander had just been traded. Bridgeport lost 2-1 that Thursday night. At a newer building in a downtown setting, the Sound Tigers will meet a team that isn’t […] [Read More]

Waiting: Wednesday notes

Brent Thompson said Ryan Pulock was to be evaluated on Long Island; nothing yet on extent or prognosis until after results come back from that. Meanwhile, same cast as yesterday, with Scooter Vaughan going on defense to fill out four pairs and similar combinations to the weekend. In a cruel coincidence, I had a UConn […] [Read More]

Checking Crabb for mumps: Thursday notes

Edit: Bridgeport sent Mark Nemec back to Colorado (ECHL) with Griffin Reinhart back. They’ve got seven defensemen again with Scooter Vaughan available to move back if necessary. The plan Wednesday was to write about the mumps, what precautions Bridgeport was taking. Arrived to find out they were getting their shots. Perfect. Played right into it. […] [Read More]

Reinhart back, Halmo out: Wednesday notes

The New York Islanders’ reassignment of Griffin Reinhart back to Bridgeport — the Big Club has two spots open now after putting Michael Grabner back on IR, and Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk both practiced today — came while the Sound Tigers were on the ice Wednesday. So, things there looked pretty much as they […] [Read More]