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Poulin Wall ’14: Hartford postgame 1

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You look up at the end of the night, and it’s 6-1, and the goaltender ends up third star. Sometimes credit for the goalie gets a little lost in a night like this. “He didn’t get lost,” Brent Thompson said. “He was very noticeable. … Whenever there was a breakdown, he was there to shut […] [Read More]

Strome all-rookie (Langlois, too)

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Ryan Strome obviously had a remarkable rookie year for Bridgeport, though you had to wonder whether voters planned to focus on that brilliance in a short period of time (crazy stat in tomorrow’s notebook; meanwhile, despite playing just 37 games, Strome’s still sixth among rookie scorers) or would reward those who’d been in the AHL […] [Read More]

Gallant to The Show

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Brett Gallant’s an NHLer. Fresh off yesterday’s record-setter, Gallant got the call from the Isles today. After 141 AHL games, the last 140 of them here, he could make his NHL debut tomorrow. Got to be one of the neater call-ups for this team, a guy who came up that first time, we figured, as […] [Read More]

Adirondack liveblog

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Second game of the roadie at Adirondack tonight. We’ll be listening to Bob Rotruck (A href=”http://tunein.com/radio/Q1017-s28560/”>audio/video) and following Corey, Diana, Bob and the Phantoms on Twitter. With Michael Grabner back and emergency conditions terminated, the Islanders sent Johan Sundstrom down this afternoon. Wouldn’t imagine he gets to Glens Falls, but we’ll see, as well as […] [Read More]

No milestone: Albany postgame

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Partly Sunny: Thursday notes

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Scott Pellerin reiterated what he said at the beginning of the week: “(Johan Sundstrom)’s not going to play tomorrow. We’re going to wait a little longer,” he said. “Which is fine. He’s looking good. We’ll keep pushing him and make sure he’s ready next week.” That leaves, as noted yesterday, one extra, with Brett Gallant […] [Read More]

Close if not imminent: Tuesday notes

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So Matt Donovan was here for “an 18-minute warmup,” Scott Pellerin said; the Islanders called him back up this morning, placing Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. Arthur Staple reports as we’d figured yesterday that Donovan’s eligible for AHL time during the Olympic break after missing last night’s game. (Pretty much every time we’ve put together […] [Read More]

Add one to the list: Thursday notes

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No Chris Bruton this weekend; still not well from his upper-body injury, Scott Pellerin said, so he’ll skip the trip with the team to Lewiston and Springfield. The PK proceeds without him and, as it has for a month, without Johan Sundstrom, but he’s a step closer; he’ll go on the trip, though he remains […] [Read More]

Less ill: Monday notes

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So 12-7-2 on the ice at Wonderland today. Pierre-Marc Bouchard got a maintenance day, Scott Pellerin said. John Persson remained out with that lower-body issue from Friday night. Riley Wetmore’s been riding the bike and is at least making progress; “hopefully he’s back sooner than later.” And Johan Sundstrom was on the ice before the […] [Read More]

The General Category: Monday notes

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We can chuckle about the roughing major, but it struck me too late last night that changing it to a cross-check does have a potential effect down the road. There are two classes of game misconducts; there are stick fouls, boarding and checking-from-behind, and then there’s everything else*. You get a game’s suspension if you […] [Read More]