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Shots on goal, near goal, around goal: Providence pre/postgame

Those first 25 minutes, man. I know I didn’t tweet ‘em much (sigh), but what I got out, I guess, helped do them in. Game could’ve been over. It seemed Providence couldn’t cross the blue line in the first period. Bridgeport kept going the other way and not scoring. Or not getting a shot off. […] [Read More]

Pulock out: Providence postgame

On video, Ryan Pulock takes a couple of innocuous-looking bumps on the first shift tonight. One comes from Tyler Randell as he’s moving the puck, with his arms extended; maybe it’s to the arm, maybe even to the stick. If I’m guessing, based on how he looked from a distance, arms steady to his side, […] [Read More]

Providence pregame

This is the seventh time Bridgeport has shut out the same opponent twice in a row, sixth time it’s been done within the same season. The Sound Tigers have never done it three times in a row. Kevin Poulin gives it a whirl tonight. Colton Gillies and John Persson both appear set to return from […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Providence, Trudeau

Similar in some ways: Providence postgame

Another Kevin Poulin shutout of Providence. What else was similar… In that game Nov. 30, Providence had the edge in play a lot of the night — a big edge. In at least one advanced stat (guess which), it was Bridgeport’s worst even-strength night of the year. Not so much tonight. Tonight was top-five at […] [Read More]

And we’ll see who gets on the bus: Providence pregame

Kent Simpson was on the ice with the team this morning, one of three goalies. One ventures there won’t be three for long, and it’ll all depend on just how much “maintenance” Jaro Halak needs. But for now, there are three, and Kevin Poulin, somehow winless in four starts now, gets the nod tonight with […] [Read More]

Second chances: Providence postgame

They still give up a lot of shots, still spend a lot of time in their own end (though less today in the third, a big part of the finish), still live a little dangerously sometimes. Today’s streak-breakin’ win seemed to limit some of those endless shifts in their own end. Yeah, they had a […] [Read More]

Big one missing: Providence pregame

No Ryan Pulock, apparently, today. Not-injured is about all we got. Could be precautionary in case the Islanders need/want him. Could be for naught. We’ll see. With Jesse Graham (upper body) hurting, Scooter Vaughan moves back to defense for the first time this year. Sebastian Collberg’s back in for Pulock. BRIDGEPORT F: Collberg-Mouillierat (A)-McDonald Halmo […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Providence, Pulock

Seven’s a trend: Providence postgame

Tough start. They spend most of the first period in their own end but do enough to get out of it down only… 1-1? “That’s obviously a huge goal,” Andrew Clark said, “for Marty (Joey Martin) to read the play and pick the pass off, make a nice shot. We came in after the first, […] [Read More]

Sliding up one: Providence pregame

Home-and-home finishes up with a different goalie matchup; Anders Nilsson and Niklas Svedberg play to start this weekend after sitting out to end last weekend. Some tweaks in the Bruins lineup. The big tweak in the Bridgeport lineup of “one whole line missing,” of course; the newbies and Joey Diamond step in. There’s another minor […] [Read More]

‘Tigers are hot’: Providence postgame

Shots were something like 17-3 at one point in the first, all Providence. There are times that doesn’t say much about the territorial game, but tonight, yeah, it did. Totally. The first was the Bruins’, except for Kenny Reiter, who shook off four weeks’ rust after a couple of minutes and was brilliant the rest […] [Read More]