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“Get to the ‘working overtime’ part!”*

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The regular season’s over up top, so there’s no more NHL paychecks. The Islanders recalled all eight guys they’d left hanging around here this week to practice with the Big Club. (If they travel, if they need directions around Pittsburgh or Consol Energy Center, I’m here… to tell them to ask somebody else. Great barn, […] [Read More]

Wrapping it up (well, almost) (with chat)

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The Sound Tigers got their wrap-up meetings over in a hurry; well, they got them over in a hurry, as in they got them done today, within 24 hours of the start of the game that eliminated them. They didn’t get them over in a hurry, as in the scheduled 11 a.m. appointments finished up […] [Read More]

Swept clean

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You could pin this whole thing on Cam Talbot. Man allowed three goals in three games (OK, sure, all in about 37 minutes tonight) while stopping over 40 shots in each of them. You could then again pin this thing on the Whale defense, which, darn it, was my other option on Monday. (Always write […] [Read More]

Game 3: Matchup? Changeup

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The ATOs are out. The boys who brung ‘em are in. Howes, McNeely, Mouillierat in. Persson and Nelson sit. Guess if you’re gonna go out, go out looking like you did at your best. And a few of these lines look very familiar. Both teams have one to scratch. All appearances are Marcinko and Klassen, […] [Read More]

Out of his gourd

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Cam Talbot, pride of Alabama-Huntsville (at least since that last UAH guy, who played here), made 42 saves the other night. He made 41 more tonight. He’s a huge reason the Sound Tigers suddenly need a three-game winning streak over the next seven days, or their season is done. “You’re running into a hot goalie,” […] [Read More]

Game 2 pregame

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Tony Romano and Jon Landry return to the lineup, with Kael Mouillierat and Mark Katic removed. It’s naturally Kevin Poulin in goal. The Whale have 2011 first-rounder J.T. Miller on for warmup, and from the rushes, looks like he’s in and Steve Moses is out. Edit: Appearances hold up. Otherwise, the same for the Whale. […] [Read More]

Changes tomorrow?

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Jon Landry joined the main group for practice, which included some power-play work, and Tony Romano appeared more involved as well. Could they be getting in for Game 2? “Landry’s day-to-day; we’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” Brent Thompson said. On Romano: “We’re toying with the decision. I’m confident with all the guys, especially the […] [Read More]

Game 1: Check

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Two periods of a chess match, of the Whale rolling four lines (and getting things from the fourth) and the Sound Tigers matching well against the top one. And then three breakdowns in the third, against the third and fourth lines, and three goals against, and Cam Talbot’s 42 saves put Bridgeport down. “We definitely […] [Read More]

Game 1

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First AHL playoff game between two Connecticut teams since April 22, 1998. That one closed down the New Haven Coliseum for AHL postseason action, though we didn’t know that yet. There’ll be at least one more here. Both teams have an extra. The indication from practices this week were that they’re Romano and Klassen. Edit: […] [Read More]

Nothing shocking

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Kevin Poulin was first off the ice. It’d have been a shock otherwise. Anders Nilsson went on the ice while the Black Aces skated and did some skating with Sudarshan Maharaj. Don’t think anything’s imminent, but Brent Thompson said Nilsson seemed to be feeling OK. So that’s a start. Jon Landry skated some with the […] [Read More]
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