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Game 1 Fun: a (recent) history of devastation

Bridgeport won six of its first eight Game 1s, but it has been on the wrong end of the next three, and on the wrong end of controversy at a crucial moment in each of them. This is obviously a key for

Reconvening for the playoffs: Wednesday notes

Tomorrow’s story in the paper is going to be about handling the changes to the lineup that come from losing one of your top two centermen (not to mention having your top defenseman and top goalie up,

News not optional/Milner up: Tuesday notes

Ross Johnston’s three-game suspension stemmed from his coming on the ice on a legal line change. Things simmered, all hell broke loose, he fought, and Bridgeport had six guys on the ice. He’ll do his

Tough start, and turning pages: Providence postgame

Game 76. A little bit conceivably on the line, though honestly, Toronto, Albany, take your pick: It’s a tall task one way or the other, and Portland’s win ultimately meant it was one of those two.

Busy days, continued: Tuesday notes

Adam Pelech in the house. Arthur Staple wrote the story last night on his comeback from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. We talked further; story in tomorrow’s paper. No 4-10 reunion yet, though:

New faces, same faces: Wednesday notes

Not expecting much of a different lineup this weekend, though the cast of characters got a little bigger today with the arrival of Kyle Schempp, who arrived the dressing room about 10 minutes after

Healthyish: Friday notes

Bridgeport expects Scott Mayfield and likely Justin Vaive to be available this weekend. Whether Mayfield plays both games is to be determined, Brent Thompson said, but he should be good to go. Not

Tuck Finn**: Hartford postgame

So that was the right call-up, I guess. “The first time I saw him, I knew he had good offensive vision, offensive instincts,” 100-win coach Brent Thompson said. “The big thing where he needs to get

Physical challenge: Albany postgame

Justin Vaive had a hit on each of his first three shifts. There were a few others along the way. He’s a big kid, obviously, but still, I wondered if this was something he was looking for, or an

Scoring without winning: Providence postgame

There was that long stretch where they didn’t win without scoring three. Today is only the second time this season (Oct. 24 in St. John’s) when they scored four but lost. “I liked the way the forwards