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Big night for Backman: Saturday notes

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Manchester claimed a 2-0 series lead tonight with a back-and-forth 7-4 win over Hartford in ManchVegas. The Monarchs led 2-0 early, but Hartford took a 3-2 lead 12 minutes into the second. By the end of the period, the Monarchs had a 5-3 lead — with two goals in the last 50 seconds, one of […] [Read More]

Hartford moves on; saving the last dance: Friday notes

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The Wolf Pack are off to Round 2 after coming from behind to beat Providence on defenseman Tommy Hughes’ goal early in overtime. Their opponent remains TBA because of Manchester-Portland affecting the rankings, whether from the top or the bottom, but Hartford is in. The teams combined for five minors in the last 13:30. Providence […] [Read More]

Not confusing effort with achievement: Sunday postgame

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There is none of that in the Bridgeport room. If you want to take the positives from two games in which they outshot and outchanced their opponents (the power play figures are the smallest part of that), there’s that. But… Well, from the initial “couple of games of competing better” question, Thompson (with his team […] [Read More]

Status quo until the release comes: Monday notes

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Same cast of characters on the ice today, including Sebastian Collberg on his 21st birthday*. It may not be the same for long, because they may need a replacement: Official word should come down today on Scott Mayfield’s suspension for leaving the penalty box. Will be writing more about it for the paper. They will […] [Read More]

Poulin opts in: holiday weekend notes

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A newsy local bit as Kevin Poulin exercised his right to salary arbitration, one of 20 restricted free agents to do so. That essentially takes him off the market; either he and the Islanders will agree to a new contract, or an arbitrator will do it for them. From Pittsburgh on the “new approach” to […] [Read More]

They have to make it up in June: Wednesday notes

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Snow day. Or sleet day. Or freezing rain day. Or whatever the heck that was beating on the window this morning. The roads were awful, most of the state was closed, and the Sound Tigers’ practice was cancelled. (Looks like the boys got the workout in, though; nice touch.) They’ll be back at it tomorrow, […] [Read More]

Muscle memory/Monday notes

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Fun story, I hope: Kind of awesome/scary. Was looking for something on YouTube the other day, and one of the recommendations on the margin was, remarkably and for some unknown algorithmic reason, an upload of a vinyl rip of The Beatles’ Second Album* in full. Had to give it a listen. (Yay, harmonica fills on […] [Read More]

Post-Bowl returns

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The team got Super Bowl Sunday off and didn’t skate again Monday, so back to work Tuesday. And after two days off, they worked hard. Good, hard skate. Lineup looked similar to the past few games. They were today without Nathan McIver, who got an extra day for a lower-body injury, but Scott Pellerin said […] [Read More]