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Two to go: Adirondack liveblog

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Last call, before we get to tonight: Fake Team Awards voting remains open until 11 tonight. Both awards can still be determined. The Phantoms wrap up their time in Glens Falls tonight, though there’s a lot to be determined about whether there’ll be someone replacing them next year (a lot to be determined everywhere, as […] [Read More]

Who are these… oh, wait: Wednesday notes

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A different-looking Bridgeport team than we remember. Halmo with Langkow and Vaughan. Diamond with Holmstrom and Harris. Mangene alongside Gallant. Sundstrom with Antipin and Bruton. Donovan. Mayfield. It’s almost like a midseason practice. Almost. “There’s still guys like Hickman, Antipin, Holmstrom, Crus Rydberg, Harris, all the young defensemen,” Scott Pellerin said. “We’re still teaching the […] [Read More]

They belong to the World: off-day notes

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The United States team that’ll seek our first non-Olympic world championship since 1933 will include Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. The tournament’s in Belarus beginning May 9, and Peter Laviolette was named coach of the team earlier in the day. The Flyers were busy, signing Andrew MacDonald to a massive contract […] [Read More]

Stockton playoff roster/Heat leaving

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The Stockton Thunder, proud affiliate of the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, announced their playoff roster. It includes some of each. It has 20 players now (including one in reserve), and the Thunder can add three more over the course of the playoffs from its list of also-eligible players. And that list of […] [Read More]
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Execution: Adirondack postgame

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For the first time in a while, Scott Pellerin sounded disappointed. Still outmanned, still outgunned, but lamenting a few things that could’ve made a difference. “When you get to certain moments in a game,” Pellerin said, “when you have a four-minute power play, a scoring chance in the slot, and miss. You have opportunities to […] [Read More]

Round 2: Late Thursday notes

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Brett Gallant vs. George Parros tonight. Did a heck of a job. I feel like I could’ve written twice what I wrote on Gallant’s NHL debut (Friday’s paper, would you?). Space allowed what it allowed, so some stuff hit the floor, but one bit I had to share. Brett’s dad was awesome to chat with […] [Read More]

Shut down: Hartford from afar

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Bridgeport had been shut out seven times. Hartford didn’t have a shutout yet this season. Seems like this should’ve been a match made in heaven already. BRIDGEPORT with thanks to Phil F: Walters-A.Clark-Montpetit Broda-Root-Langlois Gallant (A)-Langkow-Vaughan Rosen-Mangene (now 100 percent more No. 57)-Johnson D: Ness (A)-Mayfield Finley (A)-Pedan Leboeuf-Newton G: Trudeau Reiter R: Hanson. L: […] [Read More]

Hartford postgame notes

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Phil mentioned part of this during the broadcast of this one, and it was something I almost tweeted last night (and probably good I didn’t, because I’d have used yesterday’s practice combos, and I’d have been wrong about tonight’s group). On opening night, Bridgeport’s lineup included 16 guys on NHL contracts and four guys on […] [Read More]

Refreshers: Thursday notes

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Same cast today; same array, generally. Lots of systems work; some refreshers, some tweaks, it sounded like. Justin Johnson should be available. (By the way, that line — he was with Gallant-Langkow-Vaughan — usually has worn gray practice jerseys. The past two days? A purple we’ve never seen before. Makes you wonder what else Leni’s […] [Read More]

Don’t cry for me, Argentina: Tuesday notes (updated)

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EDIT: Meshing with the gossip of the day (on- and offline): ECHL transactions say Stockton’s Joey Martin’s heading to Bridgeport. Martin’s been a point-a-gamer this year for Stockton. The PTO will presumably come on arrival. First question: “Anything new?” Scott Pellerin was all business, though. Figures on a couple of players coming but didn’t have […] [Read More]