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An end to comebacks: Portland postgame

“I mean, we’re resilient for sure,” Harry Zolnierczyk said. ““It’s our starts.” We’ll take the first period as a whole as a start tonight (because you start with Brett Gallant’s first professional power-play goal, that’s not a bad technical-start). Alex Bolduc’s goal at the front of the net. Evan Oberg’s power-play goal. You can start […] [Read More]

Stockton to the AHL (no, the other way): Portland pregame

Kent Simpson, a night after his Bridgeport debut, gets his first Bridgeport start. Lukas Sutter also gets his AHL debut after coming up from Stockton. Colin McDonald took warmup in Detroit today but was sent down when Casey Cizikas was ready to play; he’s not back yet. Sutter’s the only apparent switch from last night’s […] [Read More]

Time off might be good: Portland postgame

They were competitive. They worked hard. They were all over the Pirates most of the third period, shots on goal aside. But it’s another loss. It’s a point, but it’s another loss. “We’re in pretty much every game,” Colin McDonald said. “We really didn’t give up much tonight, just a couple of turnovers that ended […] [Read More]

Break time: Portland (home) pregame

With Sebastian Collberg out in the last game before the all-star break, Chris Langkow takes his spot on the top line to start tonight. That John Persson-Alan Quine-Scooter Vaughan line sticks from last night. Cory Conacher remains out. Brendan Shinnimin replaces Alex Bolduc on the all-star team, and Bolduc’s out tonight for Portland. The A’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Portland, Pregame

Non-home part of home-and-home: Portland (road) pregame

Just got my electric bill. Can I borrow a defibrillator? Bridgeport starts a home-and-home in Portland tonight. After Wednesday’s bleh performance and the expected return of a couple of regulars, I’m not really sure what the lineup will look like. I mean, I could make a reasonable guess, I think, but the fine details, we’ll […] [Read More]

Portland liveblog (yes, Portland)

They’re back downtown, though we’re not. We’ll be listening to Jeff Mannix (audio / video) and following Chris Roy, Paul, Jeff and the Pirates. The box should be here. Elsewhere: Stockton appears a step closer to the AHL and a sale to the Flames. Todd Bertuzzi will be a Binghamton Senator on a PTO. (Bruce […] [Read More]

Turning points: Portland from afar/after the fact

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

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]