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JJ goes home: Tuesday/Wednesday notes

Still on vacation but checking in on Twitter: A few moves the past couple of days, including one of note today as Justin Johnson goes home, signing with the Alaska Aces. Tim Leone meets Jon Landry; good stuff ensues. Darien’s Kevin Sullivan, off an NCAA title with Union, signs with Cincinnati. Ryan Walters’ agent says […] [Read More]

Road to the End: Thursday notes

This last week with an eliminated team felt different from other seasons’ last weeks, and I think I figured out why yesterday, dumb as it sounds. This is the first time Bridgeport will miss the playoffs while finishing the season on the road. The first five times, the season ended at home. But there’s a […] [Read More]

Springfield postgame: I mean, come on

Seriously. “We had a couple of mistakes on the penalty kill that cost us,” Scott Pellerin said. “It’s going to happen in a game. We had some other opportunities to finish, to get two points; 5.4 seconds away from getting a point? Come on.” No way: That’s what I said. He’s frustrated, and it’s hard […] [Read More]

Albany from afar, one eye on Newark edition

Like a lot of folks I’m sure, will be following the Sound Tigers and Albany while keeping tabs as best as possible on the NHL debut of Justin Johnson, in which he joins a lineup made up largely of guys he knows. No Albany as usual for us, so we’ll be following along with Josh […] [Read More]

JJ to the Show

The Islanders recalled Justin Johnson this morning. At 32, not far removed from signing his first NHL contract, he should make his NHL debut tonight in Newark. Brett Gallant on Tuesday; Justin Johnson on Friday. Two guys who’ve worked hard and fought hard for a shot. And they both get it, three days apart. How’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Hickman, Johnson

Morals to the story: Hershey postgame

Granted, there are no moral victories at this level, but that may’ve been among the more inspirational 5-4 losses around here. Team ATO down 3-0 to the Hershey Bears. Bridgeport hasn’t scored more than two against anyone but Adirondack since February. Bridgeport hasn’t scored more than one against a team still alive in the playoff […] [Read More]

Offday notes

Thanks everyone.. First pro game went pretty good, can't complain about playing in front of over 8600 people either #freitus? #almost — Brant Harris (@barris11) April 1, 2014 –Tuesday’s was Justin Johnson’s first fight since the “legal line change” fight with Zack Stortini in Norfolk in early January. –Chris Bruton is Bridgeport’s Man of the […] [Read More]

Johnson signs with the Islanders

As first noted by Justin Bourne and confirmed on the AHL transactions, Justin Johnson has himself an NHL deal. He remains with Bridgeport. Believe that’s his first NHL contract at age 32. [Read More]
Categories: Johnson

Killers: Adirondack postgame

Flow? No. The box at this instant says 14 power plays, but it ignores the Halmo rough in the second as well as the Sundstrom board in the third that made it a five-on-three. So it’s 16* power plays, 10 of them Adirondack’s. That meant lots of work for Chris Langkow and Scooter Vaughan (who […] [Read More]

Marcinko, Vasiljevs to Sochi: Tuesday notes

Edit: Bridgeport released Philip-Michael Devos this afternoon. He’d been in and out the past few games. Some neat local international news this morning: Tomas Marcinko is going to the Olympics with Slovakia. Original Beast of New Haven Herberts Vasiljevs returns with Latvia as well, his third trip (he was picked for a fourth but was […] [Read More]