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Cleaning up: Providence postgame

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]

Ain’t broke: Providence pregame

Except for starting Kevin Poulin, Bridgeport’s lineup remains the same from last night’s win. For Providence, Linus Arnesson, the Bruins’ second-round pick in 2013 and just over from Sweden, makes his North American debut, a bit of a surprise, as Mark Divver noted earlier. One to scratch; looked like Frank Vatrano. It was. BRIDGEPORT F: […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Providence, Schools

Three in 2:22: Providence postgame

An OK first 40 turns into something that, as Aaron Ness said, “just can’t happen.” One goal cascaded quickly. The Bruins got traffic in front of Kevin Poulin and used it to their advantage. They took advantage of a broken little neutral-zone faceoff, broke in and scored on a two-on-one. And then soon enough, one […] [Read More]

Returning to action: Providence pregame

The returns of John Persson, Brett Gallant and Harry Zolnierczyk rearrange things a bit from how they were last weekend (and all week), though not incredibly. One to scratch; looked like Justin Courtnall. Tommy Cross of Simsbury is a scratch for Providence, which has a slew of injuries, to go with Justin Florek’s illness, costing […] [Read More]

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]