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Forgetting the past: Binghamton postgame

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For the sake of all that’s holy: Forgot to ask Mouillierat why he left warmup early. Other things had happened in between, like this (in the Idaho version, I think that’s Chris Bruton who follows him behind the net) and six more goals. It’d been a while since they’d gone to center ice and saluted […] [Read More]

Cleaning up: Providence postgame

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One thing everyone around this team talks about is how hard the players work. Hasn’t been in doubt. The results haven’t followed. They’ve worked to clean things up the whole way here. A lot of them were cleaned up tonight. Goaltending wasn’t bad; Kevin Poulin got beat on a wrister 35 seconds after Andrew Cherniwchan […] [Read More]

Springfield liveblog

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Dodging snowflakes (though that’s not the primary reason… really somewhere around quaternary), we’re liveblogging from the living room tonight while the Sound Tigers are in Springfield. We’ll be listening to Chuck Scott on AHL Live (audio/pay-per-view). This should be the box. (T.Koharski, Alarie/Colby, F.Murphy.) We’ll follow Paul among others. Prescout here, Providence against Manchester, whose […] [Read More]

Not confusing effort with achievement: Sunday postgame

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There is none of that in the Bridgeport room. If you want to take the positives from two games in which they outshot and outchanced their opponents (the power play figures are the smallest part of that), there’s that. But… Well, from the initial “couple of games of competing better” question, Thompson (with his team […] [Read More]

‘Outgoaltended’: Lehigh Valley postgame

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This has been the season where something somewhere is always going wrong, and tonight’s turn was pretty clearly Kevin Poulin’s. Some bad luck, perhaps — what looked like an Adam Comrie floater apparently ticked off Colton Gillies for the tying goal — but not his night, as Brent Thompson put about as bluntly as he’s […] [Read More]

No continuation, another loss: Worcester postgame

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Biggest difference between this thing and Saturday’s win? “Overall urgency,” Brent Thompson said. “Each one-on-one battle. That was the difference. We didn’t win enough one-on-one battles. We lost D-side positioning.” The Sharks scored two quick goals in the second and didn’t have that lead particularly threatened. There were a few big drives on the power […] [Read More]

Worcester (last trip in) semiliveblog

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Again otherwise occupied today, though hoping to catch up on tonight’s game relatively early. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, you’ve got Phil tonight (audio/pay per view). Follows include Paul, Phil, Eric Lindquist’s in-game (his call is here) and [Read More]

Embarrassed: WBS postgame

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That’s the word. Heard it from everywhere. Ugly day. Uninspired. A couple of pushes — Matt Murray was complementary and said they came at the start of each period; there’s a broken-up two-on-one in the second period that could’ve changed things, sure, but still — but not enough. “Obviously we’re all embarrassed,” Thompson said. “Games […] [Read More]
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Shut out (different) loss (same): Springfield postgame

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Fran Sypek, former Falcons beat writer for the Republican, understood where I was sitting during this one. He saw some tough years, too, and understands the fun of trying to come up with something different each night. (Mine today, though planned during the week, was to talk to Jaime Sifers this morning. I figured this […] [Read More]

(Another) heartbreaker: Springfield postgame

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My first “who to talk to” instinct was Colton Gillies. He walked out of the room with a bit of a muffled scream after this one, so I felt like the instinct was going to work out. “Heartbreaking” came up once or twice. “The feeling in the room, at least, is we’re so close,” Gillies […] [Read More]