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Shut down: Hartford from afar

Bridgeport had been shut out seven times. Hartford didn’t have a shutout yet this season. Seems like this should’ve been a match made in heaven already. BRIDGEPORT with thanks to Phil F: Walters-A.Clark-Montpetit Broda-Root-Langlois Gallant (A)-Langkow-Vaughan Rosen-Mangene (now 100 percent more No. 57)-Johnson D: Ness (A)-Mayfield Finley (A)-Pedan Leboeuf-Newton G: Trudeau Reiter R: Hanson. L: […] [Read More]

Poulin home, Leboeuf in: Friday morning skate

Kevin Poulin is home from Manchester; his wife’s pregnant. So backing up Kenny Reiter tonight is Kevin Moore, former UMass goalie, who apparently lives around Manchester. Bridgeport also has defenseman Guy Leboeuf , late of RPI, in on an amateur tryout. Could make his pro debut tonight. [Read More]
Categories: Leboeuf, Moore-Kevin, Poulin

Eight is not happening: Worcester postgame

Streak’s over. “It (is objectionable or inadequate),” Matt Donovan said. “Obviously you want to keep that streak going. I felt that was a very winnable game if we showed up the first 40 and played like we did in the third. It was ours to take, those two points.” A rough first two periods; a […] [Read More]

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

Fuzzy math

Norfolk arrived here without a lot of its offense. Pat Maroon, Peter Holland, Kyle Palmieri, all up in the Show. Did some back-of-the-envelope (OK, side of the game notes) math after one period, when it looked as if Bridgeport had some good things going offensively: The Admirals’ lineup had scored 56 AHL goals this season. […] [Read More]

Hartford shutdown

Tough place to play sometimes, I said to Kevin Poulin. He kinda shrugged. (Maybe he was already composing this tweet.) They handled the Whale easily, scored early again. Still, some moments early where it looked as if, with half a step more, the Whale might have jumped on top, or tied it up, or made […] [Read More]


The biggest difference, from Friday to Saturday, to Kevin Poulin? Maybe Sunday to Thursday. “I think we had too much time to kill,” Poulin said. They’d been off since that third win, while Worcester needed a win. “They were more hungry.” Bridgeport responded with some hunger tonight and earned itself a win in the bonus […] [Read More]

Ever closer

You add David Ullstrom back into the mix, that lineup gets a heck of a lot deeper. If he’d like to score a couple of goals while he’s here, all the better. “I’m excited,” Ullstrom said. “The boys are unbelievable. The team effort they put in every night is unbelievable. … We went on a […] [Read More]

Awards for all

The Sound Tigers had the Player of the Month and Goalie of the Month in January, big reasons they were pretty much the team of the month. “Our team’s been playing well,” Brent Thompson said. “They can’t do it without the team.” Tomorrow, they get cracking on continuing to play well. Poulin was back in […] [Read More]

Break from the break

Kevin Poulin, assigned back to Bridgeport this morning, wasn’t back on the ice at Wonderland today after winning in Carolina last night, but pretty much everybody else was, coming out of the break. Status quo, Brent Thompson expected, aside from Poulin’s imminent arrival. Leni DiCostanzo held down the other net from Anders Nilsson in Poulin’s […] [Read More]