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Nilsson up, Poulin down

The Islanders swapped goalies this morning, sending Kevin Poulin to Bridgeport, calling up Anders Nilsson. Since his last stint in the NHL, when Evgeni Nabokov was out injured, Nilsson has had his best stretch in two years. He had played nine of the past 10, winning his last six. He has a .918 save percentage […] [Read More]
Categories: Nilsson-Anders, Poulin

Full weekend: Albany postgame

The Devils had moments where they were coming pretty hard — “Albany always comes hard, finishes checks,” Matt Donovan said; “you’ve kind of got to match it” — but Anders Nilsson made sure they weren’t really in this. Bridgeport scored goals less than a minute apart twice and finished with 12 goals in two games […] [Read More]

Special night: Springfield postgame

Scott Pellerin said Ryan Strome’s day-to-day. The team’s off until Tuesday after keeping Springfield winless in five, so there’s two days right now. Odd, if you think about it, but with all the PK time, it’s not like he missed all that much tonight. I had Andrew Clark for five shifts in the first and […] [Read More]

Donovan, Nilsson down

With Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov back from their assorted injuries, the Islanders sent Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson down. This appears to make Donovan eligible to play during the Olympic break, based on those guidelines Lindsay Kramer had — after tonight, he could play no more than 15 of the Isles’ last 20 — […] [Read More]

Good news/bad news on the Island: Monday-night notes

The Islanders lost Evgeni Nabokov early in their game tonight against Dallas; Kevin Poulin took over, and the Isles announced only a lower-body injury on their veteran goalie. But the Big Club won it 7-3. Ryan Strome’s first NHL goal; Calvin de Haan’s first NHL point (his first two points, actually); goals for Brock Nelson […] [Read More]

Nilsson returns

As Arthur Staple reported earlier, Anders Nilsson is coming back down from the New York Islanders. Evgeni Nabokov returns to their lineup tonight, backing up Kevin Poulin. Nothing about a corresponding move here at the moment. With no roster restrictions in the AHL, it’s decidedly less pressing. [Read More]
Categories: Nilsson-Anders

Milner up; Staple: Nilsson too

In the words of the great Sammy Adams "we goin..coast to coast" — Parker Milner (@milzy35) November 17, 2013 I thought that was Thomas Paine. Shoulda paid attention in history. The simplest immediate solution to the Evgeni Nabokov injury appears to have happened. Arthur Staple says Anders Nilsson gets the call tomorrow, reuniting the 2011-12 […] [Read More]
Categories: Milner, Nilsson-Anders

Something a little different

We’ll look at those five points from Ryan Strome and those four points (or was it five?) (or was it three?) (hey, sheet says four) points from Mike Halmo and seven goals in all and four goals in the second and four power-play goals and what the heck was that?… But Scott Pellerin was looking […] [Read More]

Missing points

They had some breaks go against them. Dec. 11 in Portland. Brock Nelson gets called for a high-sticking penalty when apparently the puck did the damage. Bridgeport loses in overtime. Four nights later after the long trip to Norfolk. Colin McDonald’s deflection would’ve made it 3-1, but it’s disallowed for a high stick; Bridgeport thinks […] [Read More]

New faces

A changed-up mix on the ice this morning, not least because of the three goalies. Anders Nilsson looked and felt pretty good, though no immediate timetable on getting him back in a game. More from him in the paper tomorrow. There was also a new defenseman in the mix, wearing No. 5: Mike Keenan, a […] [Read More]