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Sharper edge: Syracuse postgame 2

A little different. “That’s a good team,” Scott Mayfield said. “They gave us some pushes, and we pushed them right back. (Saturday) night, that wasn’t there as much.” The defense had a rough night Saturday. Sunday, it was a strength. The kids have had moments recently where they’ve shown lots of growth, and today was […] [Read More]

It happens: Lehigh Valley postgame

Things happen, like injuries (John Persson is “week to week,” though nothing major, is how Brent Thompson termed it), curious unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties, accidental backhanders short-side. For the most part, Bridgeport’s response all weekend to those was pretty good. “Our response was excellent tonight,” Thompson said. “We didn’t hang our heads. We played hard.” It got […] [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]

So Brett Gallant’s an NHLer

And as someone said afterward, you can never take that away. Talked to a few people for a story that will run later on in the week. But some kind of night: Couple of shot attempts, one on goal, three credited hits, 10 shifts for 6:02, one trip to the box on an attempted fight […] [Read More]

Ups, downs, across (CAN-USA Fri.): Wednesday notes (updated)

Edit2: ECHL transactions report says Andrey Pedan is coming back up from Stockton. So make it eight again. Edit: Bridgeport sent Mike Cornell down to Florida (ECHL) this afternoon. Presumably a further casualty of the numbers (see below), though interesting as one of the only two righty shots left (if you count Scooter Vaughan as […] [Read More]

Cross-checking back: Albany postgame

This could’ve been another one of those nights, another game to turn on a curious penalty call and drift away into yet another 4-1 or 6-3 or 3-0 or whatever kind of game. It did not. They weren’t playing horribly in the first two periods anyway, but the third was a strong one in particular. […] [Read More]

Mayfield on the way

Another defenseman on the way: Scott Mayfield has left Denver after two years to sign with the New York Islanders. He’ll join Bridgeport for the rest of the year on an amateur tryout. Another big (6-4, 203) guy; a second-round pick in 2011 out of the USHL. And he’s a righty, even. Click here or […] [Read More]
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