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Droughts/shots in elimination games: Monday notes

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Peter Botte of the Daily News ran a bunch of numbers on the Islanders’ playoff drought and tweeted them this morning. Turns out their winless streak runs pretty close to their farm team’s. Both streaks roll on. The Islanders put only 11 shots on Braden Holtby — only five years ago that their farm team […] [Read More]

Day last: Hartford pregame

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Kevin Poulin for the last game of the season. A few tweaks; Sebastian Collberg gets in for the finale, and Colin Markison’s out. The sick remain out. Hartford, locked into the third seed, has a bunch of changes from Friday. BRIDGEPORT F: Jeffrey (A)-Quine-Vaughan Johnston-Mouillierat (A)-Collberg Gillies-Sundstrom-Langkow Gallant-Brooks-Eberle D: Ness (C)-Pulock Pelech-Mayfield Carkner-Louis G: Poulin […] [Read More]

Time flies, seasons change: Syracuse liveblog

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(One last request: Fake Team Awards balloting ends tonight.) Today is the fifth anniversary of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ last playoff win (and 12th of its last series win). Mikko Koskinen beat Braden Holtby in that last victory, Andrew MacDonald scored two power-play goals, Robin Figren had a goal and an assist: Bridgeport beat Hershey […] [Read More]

The Drought turns 12: Bridgeport’s (non-)playoff history

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The Sound Tigers last won a playoff series in 2003, 12 years ago tonight. Since then, 24 of the other 29 teams in the league have won at least one series. Lake Erie*, the Albany Devils, Utica, the Adirondack Flames and the Iowa Wild are the five others who have not won a playoff series […] [Read More]

Age just a number, red just a color: Tuesday notes

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Kabanov, Schremp, Rakshani och Tambellini på isen samtidigt just nu. Bridgeport Soundtigers gör avtryck överallt! — Robin Figren (@figge_22) April 14, 2015 Meanwhile back in the States, Bridgeport had 15 forwards and six defensemen (with Griffin Reinhart up with the Islanders) on the ice for practice today. No Brett Gallant (who’s expected for the weekend, Brent […] [Read More]

Full-tilt: Manchester (1) postgame

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Well, that was fun. A little bit of everything, from big-time heavyweight bouts (got a kick out of Matt Carkner saying he hadn’t seen Josh Gratton in a while) to crazy near-comebacks (lots of postgame talk about how those bouts got things sparked, “got a little jam back in our step,” Aaron Ness said) to […] [Read More]

Call For Votes: Fake Team Awards X

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Time hurries on, and for the 10th time, it’s time to vote for our Fake Team Awards. You guys pick the winners of two fake trophies: Fan Favorite (choose your own criteria; he’s your favorite) and Seventh Player (performance beyond expectations, on which I reserve the right to break a tie but probably won’t). You […] [Read More]

Second-to-last weekend: Thursday notes

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Status quo on the ice this morning for Bridgeport. No Halmo, day-to-day, no roadie, figure questionable for the weekend. No Zolnierczyk, day-to-day, but he still hasn’t had a contact practice. Persson on, still in red, though he took “sorta contact,” as Brent Thompson said. He reiterated that each goalie will get a game this weekend, […] [Read More]