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Nelson sent down

After their 4-3 loss tonight, the Islanders sent Brock Nelson down. That’ll certainly tweak those lines — maybe a Lee/Strome reunion? — and power-play units and probably penalty-kill units. Arthur

Two points for Nelson

Been good knowing you, kid? We’ll know for sure Monday, but a performance like that isn’t going to hurt. The Big Club has another split-squad day Sunday, and then the roster has to be down to 23 by

Building block, but over

So it ends for the Big Club, in overtime at home in Game 6. Fine job to get themselves in; a good step along the way. (“Now do it again,” etc.) Brock Nelson played 7:44 in his NHL debut, on for the

Bring in the closers

They got a little bit from everyone, getting the rookie goal-scoring record from one guy, getting their standout young defenseman a share of the league lead, getting another strong comeback game from

Playoff Crunch

So in this odd season when they battle for life and struggle against teams in last place, Bridgeport sweeps the de facto Calder Cup champs. Goals for Scott Campbell, Nino Niederreiter (PP) and, in

Right where they wanted them

Down 2-0 again (15 turnovers, Scott Pellerin said, “we couldn’t make tape-to-tape passes to our guys, but we made great tape-to-tape passes to them”), another comeback, another four goals in a row.

Worcester pregame: Chasing Nino

Nino Niederreiter has led Bridgeport in scoring, whether outright in points or on the goals tiebreaker, since Bridgeport’s second goal of the season. Casey Cizikas scored the first one off Travis

Needed victory

Curtis McElhinney kept making saves; one or two I’m not sure how he got ’em. The last one, no chance for him. David Ullstrom left wide open. Brock Nelson finds him. Ballgame. The penalty kill came up

Ullstrom returns

Late in today’s practice (which was a smidgen later than usual anyway) came word that the Islanders had sent David Ullstrom down to the Sound Tigers. That’ll lengthen the lineup a little. Ullstrom

Remember wins?

So the power play… Nah. A fan base, I imagine, exhales. The goalie makes a couple of big saves. The team wins one again. And they get a big one from Brock Nelson, sent off 2:11 earlier for a trip