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Turning points: Portland from afar/after the fact

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So this thing this afternoon appears to have turned sharply in the last minute of the second period. Bridgeport led 2-1 when the Sound Tigers, breaking up the left wing, had Matt Mangene take a hit from Joel Hanley. Phil called it an elbow. Terry Koharski did not. The teams scrummed. Mangene got up and […] [Read More]

Portland liveblog

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We’re following along from afar again and living vicariously through every mention of coffee. We’ll listen to Jeff Mannix (audio / video) and follow Chris Roy, Jeff, the Pirates and as always Corey on Twitter. The box will be here; fifth time Tom Chmielewski works a Bridgeport game in the past nine, and besides, if […] [Read More]

No dice: Portland postgame

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“We’re right there,” Anders Lee said after another home shutout. “We’re not putting the puck in the net. It’s frustrating. We’re trying our best out there. It’s not going in right now. All you can do is come back with a lot of energy and try to get two points.” With 31 shots, a couple […] [Read More]

Rearrangement: Portland pregame

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For the first time since before Halloween, Anders Lee and Mike Halmo start the night on different lines. No John Persson, but some rearrangement all around: Scooter Vaughan took the first rush on right wing on the third line, and Kirill Kabanov took the second. I got myself discombobulated on the right wingers on Portland’s […] [Read More]

New Year’s Rockin’ Liveblog 2013-14

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We’re back home in Connecticut while the Sound Tigers are up in Maine, so we’ll give a listen to Jeff Mannix (video here) and follow Chris Roy, Jeff, the Pirates and as always Corey on Twitter. The box will be here. Bridgeport sent Sean Escobedo down to Stockton yesterday; he’s finally fully healthy, at least, […] [Read More]

Bring in the closers

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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 their goalie. But a couple of the kids had big nights tonight, too, one on the scoresheet, the other more subtly. Well, subtle […] [Read More]

Knocked out

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The AHL announced a two-game suspension to Jon Landry for what was called a charging major near the end of Friday’s game. Mike Keenan gets in for him, and Sean Backman wears an ‘A’ in his absence. The lines are as they finished last night. Anders Nilsson gets the call again. The Pirates have one […] [Read More]

Friday liveblog, several hours early (signings)

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Bridgeport announced three signings this afternoon, so we’ll get the post started early and continue it later with game stuff. Under AHL contracts for next season: Mike Dalhuisen of Quinnipiac, discussed Tuesday; Riley Wetmore of UMass Lowell, former Scott Campbell teammate; and Cornell’s Greg Miller, whose Big Red bio says he’s the first three-time scoring […] [Read More]

One’s not two

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Didn’t take care of the puck, traded goals, gave up goals you don’t want to give up. Sounds like the story of the season, more or less. It all showed up in this come-from-ahead evening, when they led by two with four minutes left and started frittering it away within the next minute and a […] [Read More]

Portland pregame, pressing matters

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No Matt Watkins or Joey Diamond, and Jon Landry’s not with the team for a personal/family matter. A few interesting switches because, in part, of all that. Among the changes, Jason Clark gets in for his first AHL game since Nov. 24 and his first game, period, since Feb. 10. One to scratch each way. […] [Read More]
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